2018-12-18: News Headlines

Whitney Webb (2018-12-18). Corporations See a Different Kind of "Green" in Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal" mintpressnews.com There is nothing "progressive" about the Ocasio-Cortez-promoted "New Green Deal," which is little more than an industry-driven, neoliberal solution that will not solve issues like climate change and poverty but instead empower their underlying cause: U.S. oligarchy.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-18). Glenn Greenwald: Congress Is Trying to Make It a Federal Crime to Participate in Boycott of Israel. democracynow.org Twenty-six states have laws preventing state agencies from contracting with companies or individuals aligned with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. BDS is an international campaign to pressure Israel to comply with international law and respect Palestinian rights. However, its opponents say BDS is a thinly disguised anti-Semitic attempt to debilitate or even destroy Israel. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest piece is headlined "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now…

Paul Edwards (2018-12-18). Make America Grate Again. counterpunch.org The Blue Wave crested the reef but the Red Tide still pollutes the foetid lagoon behind it. Democrats got the House back while Republicans outdid themselves, electing and retaining some of the most astoundingly repulsive Crackers ever to walk on two legs out of Yoknapatawpha County, with the wizened hillbilly, Ma Kettle of Alabama, being perhaps More

Jordan Stancil (2018-12-18). Are Germany's Christian Democrats Headed for a Rupture? thenation.com Are Germany's Christian Democrats Headed for a Rupture?

Ellen Brown (2018-12-18). Radical Plan to Fund the 'Green New Deal' Just Might Work. zcomm.org This annual injection of new money not only can be done without creating price inflation; it actually needs to be done to reverse the massive debt bubble now threatening to propel the economy into another Great Recession…

Katie Halper (2018-12-18). How Come So Many Bernie Bros Are Women and People of Color? commondreams.org Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at "Workers' Right=Civil Rights" rally in Canton, Mississippi on March 4, 2017. (Photo: Youtube/Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Katrina vanden Heuvel (2018-12-18). Why the Time Has Come for a Green New Deal. thenation.com Why the Time Has Come for a Green New Deal…

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-12-18). The Green New Deal Must Fight Militarism. therealnews.com CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin calls on advocates of the Green New Deal to fight both the fossil fuel economy and the war economy

Shared by Samantha Borek (2018-12-18). Congress Is Trying to Make It a Federal Crime to Participate in BDS. truthout.org Twenty-six states have laws preventing state agencies from contracting with companies or individuals aligned with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. BDS is an international campaign to pressure Israel to comply with international law and respect Palestinian rights. However, its opponents say BDS is a thinly disguised anti-Semitic attempt to debilitate or even destroy Israel. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest piece is headlined "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath,…

Jon Queally, staff writer (2018-12-18). 'Turns Out,' Says Ocasio-Cortez, 'Everyday People Like It When We Fight for Everyday People'. commondreams.org Citing a new poll that revealed 81 percent of people overall support the idea of a bold and ambitious 'Green New Deal,' Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the simple political concept that when you push for policies that are good for a majority of people, a majority of people like it. "Turns out," she declared in a Monday night tweet, "everyday people like it when we fight for everyday people!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2018-12-18). To Build Party That Fights for People, 'Not Big Corporate Donors,' Campaign Pushes Pelosi to Put Progressives on Key Committees. commondreams.org In a bid to shift the balance of power in the next Congress away from Wall Street Democrats and toward lawmakers committed to delivering the bold healthcare, economic, and environmental change that the public is demanding, Justice Democrats on Monday launched a pressure campaign pushing likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to elevate progressives to seats on the most powerful congressional committees. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Jake Johnson, staff writer (2018-12-18). Trouncing Biden and Beto, Bernie Sanders Emerges as Clear Frontrunner in 2020 Straw Poll. commondreams.org While an outsized chunk of the corporate media's early 2020 coverage has been centered on the speculation and big donor enthusiasm surrounding centrist Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's possible White House bid, a new poll released on Tuesday found that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is far and away the leading presidential choice among progressives eager to take down President Donald Trump and forge ahead with a bold agenda. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…

Register Peace & Freedom or Green (2018-12-18). 100% of Congress Approves Anti-Nicaragua Sanctions, HR1918. indybay.org All members of Congress in both houses, Democrats and Republicans together, approved the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017, HR1918 (NICA), placing sanctions on the democratically elected government of Nicaragua which is fighting CIA sponsored gangsters, with the last vote taken in the Senate on November 27, 2018 and in the House on December 11, 2018. See www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/hou…

RT (2018-12-18). Trump-Russia dossier was created so Clinton could challenge 2016 election results — Steele. rt.com The British ex-spy who authored the infamous dossier alleging collusion between Donald Trump and the Kremlin said one of his goals was to give Hillary Clinton legal basis to challenge the 2016 election results.

RT (2018-12-18). Wall or fence? Trump & Dems clash on what to build on Mexico border amid risk of govt shutdown. rt.com Donald Trump calls it "a wall" and says it costs $5 billion but the Democrats insist it is "a fence" worth $2 billion. The feud over the US-Mexico border installation grows bigger and a government shutdown is not ruled out. |

Austin Bodetti (2018-12-17). A Green Future for Oman: A Trail for Environmentalism in the Arab World. globalresearch.ca Oman has long proved an outlier among the monarchies at the western edge of the Persian Gulf. Most Omanis subscribe to Ibadism, not Sunni Islam, and the Omani Sultan, Qaboos bin Said Al Said, has pursued a much quieter foreign …

Dave Lindorff (2018-12-17). Making Trump and Other Climate Criminals Pay. counterpunch.org Warnings from climate scientists and climate monitoring organizations are growing progressively more dire, frightening and depressing. There is new evidence that the melt rate of Greenland's mile-thick ice cover is starting to happen at a "runaway" pace — one that could end up raising sea levels by some 23 feet. New evidence too that Western Antarctica, with enough More

John Nichols (2018-12-17). Bernie Sanders Getting the Senate to Check and Balance Trump Is Huge. thenation.com Bernie Sanders Getting the Senate to Check and Balance Trump Is Huge…

Mark Gruenberg (2018-12-17). Affordable Care Act Q-and-A: What happened in court and what's next. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—On Friday evening, Dec. 14, Reed O'Connor, a GOP-named federal district judge in Texas, did the Republicans' dirty work for them by declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. That could affect at least 20 million people directly and put everyone else back at the "mercy" of greedy health insurers who take your money and then …

David Rosen (2018-12-17). December 17th: International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers. counterpunch.org "I killed so many women I have a hard time keeping them straight," said Gary Ridgewood, known as the Green River Killer. "My plan was I wanted to kill as many women I thought were prostitutes as I possibly could … I picked prostitutes as my victims because they were easy to pick up without being noticed," More

Glenn Greenwald (2018-12-17). A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job. theintercept.com A major attack on the First Amendment: No credible advocate of free expression can remain silent about this "free speech exception for Israel."

WSWS (2018-12-17). Democrats, media silent on child's death at US border. wsws.org The Caal family's attorneys dispute the official account, saying Jakelin was in good health on arrival at the border station, only displaying signs of illness after being held there for eight hours.

Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski (2018-12-16). Canada's Government Rejects Postal Union's Green Vision While Catering To Big Oil. therealnews.com Speaking from COP24, Dave Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, says the Trudeau government has shown little interest in greening Canada's postal service

Shared by Hezvo Mpunga (2018-12-15). UN Climate Talks "Compromise" Our Future. therealnews.com As COP24 comes to a close, Greenpeace's Cassady Craighill says advocates are pushing world leaders to do more than Paris Climate Accord demands—and to listen to frontline communities

RT (2018-12-15). Just Messing: Twitter outrage at Bernie Sanders being cast as a JUDAS to Hillary 'Jesus' Clinton. rt.com Actor Debra Messing has been slammed over reposting a tweet which boldly refers to Hillary Clinton as being a "modern-day Jesus" who was "betrayed and crucified" by Judas — also known as Bernie Sanders.

Ruth Conniff (2018-12-13). Scott Walker's Legacy: Giving Taxpayer Funds to Corporations and Destroying Democracy. progressive.org There are all kinds of bad things in the Wisconsin Republicans' just-passed power-grab legislation.

Democracy Now! (2018-12-13). Headlines for December 13, 2018. democracynow.org Former Trump Lawyer Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison, National Enquirer Admits to Suppressing Trump Affair Story to Aid 2016 Presidential Bid, Yemen: Hodeidah Ceasefire Declared, Rep. Pelosi Secures Votes for House Speaker Role, Guardian: FBI Was Surveilling Members of Environmental Group 350.org, NYT: ALEC & Oil Industry Secretly Campaigning to Weaken Car Emission Standards, U.K.: Prime Minister May Survives Leadership Challenge, China Detains 2 Canadians as Huawei CFO Gets Out on Bail, Turkey Threatens Offensive Against U.S.-Backed Kurds in Syria, Australian Media Barred from Reporting on Vatican Official C…

stuart_m (2018-12-13). Yellow Vests movement spreads as Macron, pushed onto back foot, tries concessions. greenleft.org.au Many "yellow vest" anti-government protesters in France vowed to press on with their demonstrations on December 11, a day after wringing out fresh concessions from President Emmanuel Macron. SBS.com.au reported that Macron announced a series of measures the previous night in an address to the nation, including a hike in the minimum wage and tax relief for pensioners and on overtime work. | The wave of protests have developed rapidly beyond their original spark in a rise in petrol tax, drawing in wide sector…

Fred_F (2018-12-13). Are the NSW Greens heading for a split? greenleft.org.au The NSW Greens appear to be heading for a split, with the right wing of the party initiating a McCarthyite campaign to purge socialists from its membership. | The red-baiting campaign, led by three NSW Greens state MPs, follows the seeming resolution of a long-running sexual harassment complaint against Greens MLC Jeremy Buckingham. | But Greens MLCs Cate Faehrmann and Justin Field have come to the defence of Buckingham and put an ultimatum to the state party leadership: ignore current decision-making practices and expel members of the internal anti-capitalist tendency Left Renewal and socialist group Solidarity…

Fred_F (2018-12-13). Turkey: Erdoƒüan regime threatens full-scale invasion of Rojava. greenleft.org.au The following edited statement was released by the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre (NSW) on December 13. | *** | The Turkish state's hostility towards the Kurdish people continues, having now escalated its threats against Rojava. | Turkish president and dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan declared during a December 12 speech at a meeting with the defence industry: "While we issued our warnings concerning the east of the Euphrates, we were also engaged in preparations. We will start the operation to clear the east of the Euphrates from separatist terrorists in a few days." | What Erdoƒüan refers…

stuart_m (2018-12-13). Occupied Western Sahara: A rare look inside Africa's last colony. greenleft.org.au In an exclusive broadcast, US-based independent news outlet Democracy Now! broke the media blockade and visited the occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and occupying power Morocco's violent crackdown. | Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands of Sahrawi people have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1700-mile wall…

Fred_F (2018-12-13). Push for profit: Births, babies and the bottom dollar. greenleft.org.au Reliable research into safe and healthy childbirth is being ignored by maternal hospitals in Australia. | Women are not told of the adverse effects of current interventions and practices in childbirth, or that not a single long-term study exists of the almost 50 childbirth drugs currently being used. | The majority of birthing mothers are drugged in some way and one in three women describes their birthing experience as "deeply horrifying". | Viable alternatives, such as homebirth or birth centres, are systematically defunded, demonised by the media and discredited by the medical establishment. | If mothers an…

Democracy Now! (2018-12-12). Headlines for December 12, 2018. democracynow.org Trump Threatens Government Shutdown over Border Wall Funding, U.K.: Prime Minister May Faces Leadership Challenge, France: Gunman on the Loose After Killing 3 at Christmas Market, Brazil: Gunman Kills 4 in Cathedral Shooting, Brazil: 2 Members of Landless Workers' Movement Killed, Report: Illegal Mining On the Rise in Amazon, Report: Arctic Is Warming at Rapid Rate, California: Activists Protest for Green New Deal at Pelosi's Office, ICE Arrested 170 Potential Sponsors for Unaccompanied Migrant Minors, Arizona Judge Orders Deportation of Immigrant and Reproductive Rights Activist, Ex-Frat President Accused of Vio…

pip.hinman (2018-12-11). Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them. greenleft.org.au Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…

Peter Greene (2018-12-10). Six Ways Betsy DeVos Gets Teachers' Unions Wrong. progressive.org DeVos's antagonism toward unions shows not only her disrespect for teachers but also how her animosity toward organized teachers warps her understanding of issues.

kathy_f (2018-12-10). Climate movement attracts new generation of activists. greenleft.org.au The latter part of 2018 will be remembered for the re-emergence of climate action on the national agenda. | Independent Kerryn Phelps' win in the Wentworth byelection promising "meaningful environmental action" and Labor's subsequent adoption of a 50% renewable energy policy by 2030 has come in the midst of researcher Rebecca Huntley's findings that "climate and environmental concerns" have increasingly become "a test of leadership" for voters. | These centrist platforms, however, have been rightly superseded by the newest base of the climate movement: high school students. | Tired of the "dinosaurs in parliament…

stuart_m (2018-12-08). How George HW Bush's 1989 invasion of Panama set the stage for US wars to come. greenleft.org.au The death of George H.W. Bush has dominated the U.S. news for days, but little attention has been paid to the defining event of Bush's first year in office: the invasion of Panama. On December 19, 1989, Bush Sr. sent tens of thousands of troops into Panama, ostensibly to execute an arrest warrant against its leader, Manuel Noriega, on charges of drug trafficking. General Noriega was once a close ally to Washington and on the CIA payroll. | In a nationally televised address, Bush claimed the invasion was needed to defend democracy in Panama. During the attack, the U.S. unleashed a force of 24,000 troops equipped w…

peter_b (2018-12-07). Jury fails to agree on verdict in trial of Kurdish journalist. greenleft.org.au NSW Supreme Court judge Lucy McCallum discharged the jury on December 6 after it failed to agree on a verdict in the trial of Kurdish journalist Renas Lelikan on "foreign fighter" charges under Australia's draconian "anti-terrorism" laws. | Lelikan denied this charge, insisting he was not a combatant but a journalist reporting on the Kurdish liberation struggle. | A February 15 hearing will be told if the prosecution intends to ask for a re-trial. Lelikan remains free on bail, with relaxed conditions. | The case had been going on for nine weeks, four of which have been taken up with the jury's deliberation. | Phi…

kathy_f (2018-12-07). Australia should de-list PKK as a terrorist organisation. greenleft.org.au The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on November 22 that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was wrongly on its list of terrorist organisations between 2014-17. | The PKK is widely supported by Kurdish people as a legitimate liberation movement but has also been listed as a terrorist organisation by the United States, Britain and Australia. | Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton re-listed the PKK as a terrorist organisation in June. This decision was based on inputs from ASIO and the Australian Government Solicitor. The PKK was initially listed in 2006 following a visit to Australia by then Turkish P…

Bernie Sanders (2018-12-06). 'We Are Facing a National and Planetary Crisis'. progressive.org An excerpt from a new book by Bernie Sanders.

pip.hinman (2018-12-06). The fightback against Adani and Aurizon steps up. greenleft.org.au Adani CEO Lucas Dow's November 29 declaration that work on a scaled-down coalmine in Queensland's Galilee Basin would begin before Christmas was met with one of the most powerful nationwide protests against it so far as primary and high school students walking out of class the next day for the Student Strike 4 Climate Action. | A reported 20,000 students, many of them with their parents and grandparents in tow, took to the streets with a powerful message to Adani and policymakers: ignore us at your peril. | This was followed by a sit-in at Parliament House in Canberra on December 5. | Another round of #StopA…

pip.hinman (2018-12-06). Gender violence awareness and murders are both on the rise. greenleft.org.au As part of #16daysofactivism, a global campaign to highlight gender-based violence, Domestic Violence NSW (DV NSW) hosted a panel of journalists and rights advocates to address the difficulties in reporting sexual assault and domestic and family violence on November 29. | Jenna Price from the University of Technology in Sydney and co-creator of Destroy the Joint's "Counting Dead Women" project spoke alongside artist, advocate and survivor of family violence Amani Haydar, author and journalist Jess Hill, journalist and advocate against gender-based violence N…

AlexBainbridge (2018-12-06). Ferry workers take strike action. greenleft.org.au Ferry workers went on strike on December 6 in a bid to secure a fair wage and job security which, until now, their employer Transdev has refused to guarantee in enterprise negotiations. | Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Queensland branch secretary Bob Carnegie told the hundreds of people gathered at the picket line that it was "a wonderful thing" to see ferry workers "standing up to a large transnational company that has been treating them like crap for a number of years". | Transdev has a record of offering pay rises on paper, but then reneging in practice. For example, one year workers won a travel allowance…

pip.hinman (2018-12-05). Community calls for a halt to Santos gas 'exploration' in Narrabri. greenleft.org.au The North West Alliance again called on the NSW Coalition government to stop Santos from stealthily proceeding with its yet-to-be approved Narrabri Gas Project expansion on December 4. | Santos is laying kilometres of new pipeline to its Wilga Park power station in north-west NSW, allowing it to access gas from exploration wells, royalty free. | Alliance spokesperson Peter Small said: "This exploration has continued to be an open-ended invitation to conduct production under the guise of exploration." | The North West Alliance includes First Nations people, farmers and people from nearby towns who oppose Santos&#0…

kathy_f (2018-12-04). Sorry To Bother You offers rich lessons in seeking radical social change. greenleft.org.au Sorry to Bother You
| Written & directed by Boots Riley
| In cinemas now | This review includes mild spoilers. | As an Australian living abroad, incidents of Australians being racist and/or misogynistisic that attract attention from international media outlets are frequently forwarded to me in anticipation of a seething refrain. | My response is typically motivated by a mix of rage and embarrassment, as well as a deep concern for how racial capitalism has been almost completely normalised. I am deeply concerned by the fact that not only is our social and political climate ill-equipped to address racism, i…

kathy_f (2018-12-03). NSW law will 'lead to a new stolen generation'. greenleft.org.au Another stolen generation appears certain to be created in NSW, after the Coalition government passed a new adoption law making it easier for a child to be adopted by a foster family without parental consent. | The new adoption law, Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill, passed on November 22 despite fierce opposition, imposes a two-year limit on fostering a child. The Children's Court now has the power to decide whether a birth parent should be rei…

kathy_f (2018-12-03). 'Power of the Documentary' highlighted in Sydney. greenleft.org.au "The issues raised in this film are vitally important: it is a history of the involvement of journalism and the mainstream media in not merely reporting on, but collaborating with, the making of wars," John Pilger, radical filmmaker, journalist and author, told the audience at a showing of his 2010 film The War You Don't See. | The film was part of the Power of the Documentary: Breaking the Silence film festival, curated by Pilger and showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney between November 28 and December 9. | The War You Don't See starts by exposing the official reporting on World War I, W…

stuart_m (2018-12-01). 'Economics for the Many' offer a radical, democratic vision for a Corbyn gov't. greenleft.org.au Edited by John McDonnell
| Verso, 2018 | This book is a valuable collection of 16 short essays on the crisis facing modern Britain, coming up with progressive solutions which a Jeremy Corbyn-led government could usher in. | It is edited by and has an introduction by Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell, a long-time socialist and close collaborator of Corbyn's. He says: "We are seeking nothing less than to build a society that is radically fairer, more democratic and more sustainable, in which the wealth of society is shared by all." | The first piece, by Antonia Jennings who teaches at the London School…

stuart_m (2018-12-01). Vivienne Westwood: Punk to the bone. greenleft.org.au Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist
| Directed by Lorna Tucker
| In cinemas | In the 1970s, punks astounded Britain with their T-shirts worn inside out and torn clothes with safety pins. | Vivienne Westwood was the person responsible for most of that look. Not only did she tear clothing apart, she lived a similar life. | Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is a raw, unpredictable and unapologetic documentary about the punk icon and fashion designer. | Watching it was a whirlwind. At times I was smiling, others I felt frustration. | I found it trying at times how little information the film actually shared. It was…

stuart_m (2018-12-01). Eye-opening look at the dark side of the 'aid industry'. greenleft.org.au Disaster Capitalism
| Written by Antony Loewenstein
| Directed by Thor Neureiter
www.disastercapitalismfilm.com | Disaster Capitalism is a groundbreaking documentary film about Bougainville, Haiti and Afghanistan, revealing the dark underbelly of the global aid and investment industry. The film offers important insights into a secret multi-billion dollar world by investigating how aid money is actually spent — or misspent. | Prominent journalist and author Antony Loewenstein joins award-winning filmmaker Thor Neureiter on a four-year journey…

2018-12-18: Social Media Postees

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Corporations See a Different Kind of "Green" in Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal"
Whitney Webb | mintpressnews.com | 2018-12-18
There is nothing "progressive" about the Ocasio-Cortez-promoted "New Green Deal," which is little more than an industry-driven, neoliberal solution that will not solve issues like climate change and poverty but instead empower their underlying cause: U.S. oligarchy. | The post Corporations See a Different Kind of "Green" in Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal" appeared first on MintPress News.
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Radical Plan to Fund the 'Green New Deal' Just Might Work
Ellen Brown | zcomm.org | 2018-12-18
This annual injection of new money not only can be done without creating price inflation; it actually needs to be done to reverse the massive debt bubble now threatening to propel the economy into another Great Recession…
zcomm.org/znetarticle/radical-plan-to-fu…

Why the Time Has Come for a Green New Deal
Katrina vanden Heuvel | thenation.com | 2018-12-18
Why the Time Has Come for a Green New Deal…
thenation.com/article/why-the-time-has-c…

Are Germany's Christian Democrats Headed for a Rupture?
Jordan Stancil | thenation.com | 2018-12-18
Are Germany's Christian Democrats Headed for a Rupture?
thenation.com/article/germany-christian-…

Make America Grate Again
Paul Edwards | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-18
The Blue Wave crested the reef but the Red Tide still pollutes the foetid lagoon behind it. Democrats got the House back while Republicans outdid themselves, electing and retaining some of the most astoundingly repulsive Crackers ever to walk on two legs out of Yoknapatawpha County, with the wizened hillbilly, Ma Kettle of Alabama, being perhaps…
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How Come So Many Bernie Bros Are Women and People of Color?
Katie Halper | commondreams.org | 2018-12-18
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks at "Workers' Right=Civil Rights" rally in Canton, Mississippi on March 4, 2017. (Photo: Youtube/Screenshot) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Glenn Greenwald: Congress Is Trying to Make It a Federal Crime to Participate in Boycott of Israel
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-12-18
Twenty-six states have laws preventing state agencies from contracting with companies or individuals aligned with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. BDS is an international campaign to pressure Israel to comply with international law and respect Palestinian rights. However, its opponents say BDS is a thinly disguised anti-Semitic attempt to debilitate or even destroy Israel. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest piece is headlined "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now…
www.democracynow.org/2018/12/18/glenn_gr…

The Green New Deal Must Fight Militarism
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-18
CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin calls on advocates of the Green New Deal to fight both the fossil fuel economy and the war economy | The post The Green New Deal Must Fight Militarism appeared first on The Real News Network.
therealnews.com/stories/the-green-new-de…

Congress Is Trying to Make It a Federal Crime to Participate in BDS
Shared by Samantha Borek | truthout.org | 2018-12-18
Twenty-six states have laws preventing state agencies from contracting with companies or individuals aligned with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. BDS is an international campaign to pressure Israel to comply with international law and respect Palestinian rights. However, its opponents say BDS is a thinly disguised anti-Semitic attempt to debilitate or even destroy Israel. We speak with Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept. His latest piece is headlined "A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath,…
truthout.org/video/congress-is-trying-to…

'Turns Out,' Says Ocasio-Cortez, 'Everyday People Like It When We Fight for Everyday People'
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2018-12-18
Citing a new poll that revealed 81 percent of people overall support the idea of a bold and ambitious 'Green New Deal,' Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the simple political concept that when you push for policies that are good for a majority of people, a majority of people like it. "Turns out," she declared in a Monday night tweet, "everyday people like it when we fight for everyday people!" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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To Build Party That Fights for People, 'Not Big Corporate Donors,' Campaign Pushes Pelosi to Put Progressives on Key Committees
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2018-12-18
In a bid to shift the balance of power in the next Congress away from Wall Street Democrats and toward lawmakers committed to delivering the bold healthcare, economic, and environmental change that the public is demanding, Justice Democrats on Monday launched a pressure campaign pushing likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to elevate progressives to seats on the most powerful congressional committees. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Trouncing Biden and Beto, Bernie Sanders Emerges as Clear Frontrunner in 2020 Straw Poll
Jake Johnson, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2018-12-18
While an outsized chunk of the corporate media's early 2020 coverage has been centered on the speculation and big donor enthusiasm surrounding centrist Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke's possible White House bid, a new poll released on Tuesday found that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is far and away the leading presidential choice among progressives eager to take down President Donald Trump and forge ahead with a bold agenda. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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100% of Congress Approves Anti-Nicaragua Sanctions, HR1918
Register Peace & Freedom or Green | indybay.org | 2018-12-18
All members of Congress in both houses, Democrats and Republicans together, approved the Nicaraguan Investment Conditionality Act of 2017, HR1918 (NICA), placing sanctions on the democratically elected government of Nicaragua which is fighting CIA sponsored gangsters, with the last vote taken in the Senate on November 27, 2018 and in the House on December 11, 2018. See www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/hou…
indybay.org/newsitems/2018/12/15/1881980…

Trump-Russia dossier was created so Clinton could challenge 2016 election results — Steele
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-18
The British ex-spy who authored the infamous dossier alleging collusion between Donald Trump and the Kremlin said one of his goals was to give Hillary Clinton legal basis to challenge the 2016 election results. | …
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Wall or fence? Trump & Dems clash on what to build on Mexico border amid risk of govt shutdown
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-18
Donald Trump calls it "a wall" and says it costs $5 billion but the Democrats insist it is "a fence" worth $2 billion. The feud over the US-Mexico border installation grows bigger and a government shutdown is not ruled out. | …
rt.com/usa/446751-trump-democrats-wall-f…

December 17th: International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers
David Rosen | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-17
"I killed so many women I have a hard time keeping them straight," said Gary Ridgewood, known as the Green River Killer. "My plan was I wanted to kill as many women I thought were prostitutes as I possibly could … I picked prostitutes as my victims because they were easy to pick up without being noticed,"
counterpunch.org/2018/12/17/december-17t…

Bernie Sanders Getting the Senate to Check and Balance Trump Is Huge
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2018-12-17
Bernie Sanders Getting the Senate to Check and Balance Trump Is Huge…
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A Green Future for Oman: A Trail for Environmentalism in the Arab World
Austin Bodetti | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-17
Oman has long proved an outlier among the monarchies at the western edge of the Persian Gulf. Most Omanis subscribe to Ibadism, not Sunni Islam, and the Omani Sultan, Qaboos bin Said Al Said, has pursued a much quieter foreign … | The post A Green Future for Oman: A Trail for Environmentalism in the Arab World appeared first on Global Research.
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Affordable Care Act Q-and-A: What happened in court and what's next
Mark Gruenberg | peoplesworld.org | 2018-12-17
WASHINGTON–On Friday evening, Dec. 14, Reed O'Connor, a GOP-named federal district judge in Texas, did the Republicans' dirty work for them by declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. That could affect at least 20 million people directly and put everyone else back at the "mercy" of greedy health insurers who take your money and then …
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Making Trump and Other Climate Criminals Pay
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2018-12-17
Warnings from climate scientists and climate monitoring organizations are growing progressively more dire, frightening and depressing. There is new evidence that the melt rate of Greenland's mile-thick ice cover is starting to happen at a "runaway" pace — one that could end up raising sea levels by some 23 feet. New evidence too that Western Antarctica, with enough…
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A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job
Glenn Greenwald | theintercept.com | 2018-12-17
A major attack on the First Amendment: No credible advocate of free expression can remain silent about this "free speech exception for Israel." | The post A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel Oath, Now Mandatory in Many States — so She Lost Her Job appeared first on The Intercept.
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Democrats, media silent on child's death at US border
WSWS | wsws.org | 2018-12-17
The Caal family's attorneys dispute the official account, saying Jakelin was in good health on arrival at the border station, only displaying signs of illness after being held there for eight hours.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/12/17/immi…

Canada's Government Rejects Postal Union's Green Vision While Catering To Big Oil
Shared by Jocelyn Dombroski | therealnews.com | 2018-12-16
Speaking from COP24, Dave Bleakney of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, says the Trudeau government has shown little interest in greening Canada's postal service | The post Canada's Government Rejects Postal Union's Green Vision While Catering To Big Oil appeared first on The Real News Network.
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UN Climate Talks "Compromise" Our Future
Shared by Hezvo Mpunga | therealnews.com | 2018-12-15
As COP24 comes to a close, Greenpeace's Cassady Craighill says advocates are pushing world leaders to do more than Paris Climate Accord demands–and to listen to frontline communities | The post UN Climate Talks "Compromise" Our Future appeared first on The Real News Network.
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Just Messing: Twitter outrage at Bernie Sanders being cast as a JUDAS to Hillary 'Jesus' Clinton
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-15
Actor Debra Messing has been slammed over reposting a tweet which boldly refers to Hillary Clinton as being a "modern-day Jesus" who was "betrayed and crucified" by Judas — also known as Bernie Sanders. | …
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Scott Walker's Legacy: Giving Taxpayer Funds to Corporations and Destroying Democracy
Ruth Conniff | progressive.org | 2018-12-13
There are all kinds of bad things in the Wisconsin Republicans' just-passed power-grab legislation.
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Yellow Vests movement spreads as Macron, pushed onto back foot, tries concessions
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-13
Many "yellow vest" anti-government protesters in France vowed to press on with their demonstrations on December 11, a day after wringing out fresh concessions from President Emmanuel Macron. SBS.com.au reported that Macron announced a series of measures the previous night in an address to the nation, including a hike in the minimum wage and tax relief for pensioners and on overtime work. | The wave of protests have developed rapidly beyond their original spark in a rise in petrol tax, drawing in wide sector…
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Occupied Western Sahara: A rare look inside Africa's last colony
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-13
In an exclusive broadcast, US-based independent news outlet Democracy Now! broke the media blockade and visited the occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and occupying power Morocco's violent crackdown. | Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United Nations and the international community. Thousands of Sahrawi people have been tortured, imprisoned, killed and disappeared while resisting the Moroccan occupation. A 1700-mile wall…
greenleft.org.au/content/occupied-western-sahara-rare-look-inside-africas-last-colony

Turkey: Erdoğan regime threatens full-scale invasion of Rojava
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-13
The following edited statement was released by the Democratic Kurdish Community Centre (NSW) on December 13. | *** | The Turkish state's hostility towards the Kurdish people continues, having now escalated its threats against Rojava. | Turkish president and dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan declared during a December 12 speech at a meeting with the defence industry: "While we issued our warnings concerning the east of the Euphrates, we were also engaged in preparations. We will start the operation to clear the east of the Euphrates from separatist terrorists in a few days." | What Erdoƒüan refers…
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Are the NSW Greens heading for a split?
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-13
The NSW Greens appear to be heading for a split, with the right wing of the party initiating a McCarthyite campaign to purge socialists from its membership. | The red-baiting campaign, led by three NSW Greens state MPs, follows the seeming resolution of a long-running sexual harassment complaint against Greens MLC Jeremy Buckingham. | But Greens MLCs Cate Faehrmann and Justin Field have come to the defence of Buckingham and put an ultimatum to the state party leadership: ignore current decision-making practices and expel members of the internal anti-capitalist tendency Left Renewal and socialist group Solidarity…
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Push for profit: Births, babies and the bottom dollar
Fred_F | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-13
Reliable research into safe and healthy childbirth is being ignored by maternal hospitals in Australia. | Women are not told of the adverse effects of current interventions and practices in childbirth, or that not a single long-term study exists of the almost 50 childbirth drugs currently being used. | The majority of birthing mothers are drugged in some way and one in three women describes their birthing experience as "deeply horrifying". | Viable alternatives, such as homebirth or birth centres, are systematically defunded, demonised by the media and discredited by the medical establishment. | If mothers an…
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Oppose nuclear weapons? Stop backing the companies that produce them
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-11
Research published by Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland in September revealed the extent of Scotland's investments in nuclear weapons companies, including shares worth nearly £300 million held by the Scottish local government pension funds. | This week, new analysis by The Ferret showed that the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) holds shares worth £2 million in fossil fuels, arms and tobacco companies. This includes £175,495 in Rolls Royce, one of four key contractors involved in Britain's Trident nuclear…
greenleft.org.au/content/oppose-nuclear-weapons-stop-backing-companies-produce-them

Six Ways Betsy DeVos Gets Teachers' Unions Wrong
Peter Greene | progressive.org | 2018-12-10
DeVos's antagonism toward unions shows not only her disrespect for teachers but also how her animosity toward organized teachers warps her understanding of issues.
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Climate movement attracts new generation of activists
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-10
The latter part of 2018 will be remembered for the re-emergence of climate action on the national agenda. | Independent Kerryn Phelps' win in the Wentworth byelection promising "meaningful environmental action" and Labor's subsequent adoption of a 50% renewable energy policy by 2030 has come in the midst of researcher Rebecca Huntley's findings that "climate and environmental concerns" have increasingly become "a test of leadership" for voters. | These centrist platforms, however, have been rightly superseded by the newest base of the climate movement: high school students. | Tired of the "dinosaurs in parliament…
greenleft.org.au/content/climate-movement-attracts-new-generation-activists

How George HW Bush's 1989 invasion of Panama set the stage for US wars to come
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-08
The death of George H.W. Bush has dominated the U.S. news for days, but little attention has been paid to the defining event of Bush's first year in office: the invasion of Panama. On December 19, 1989, Bush Sr. sent tens of thousands of troops into Panama, ostensibly to execute an arrest warrant against its leader, Manuel Noriega, on charges of drug trafficking. General Noriega was once a close ally to Washington and on the CIA payroll. | In a nationally televised address, Bush claimed the invasion was needed to defend democracy in Panama. During the attack, the U.S. unleashed a force of 24,000 troops equipped w…
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Australia should de-list PKK as a terrorist organisation
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-07
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on November 22 that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was wrongly on its list of terrorist organisations between 2014-17. | The PKK is widely supported by Kurdish people as a legitimate liberation movement but has also been listed as a terrorist organisation by the United States, Britain and Australia. | Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton re-listed the PKK as a terrorist organisation in June. This decision was based on inputs from ASIO and the Australian Government Solicitor. The PKK was initially listed in 2006 following a visit to Australia by then Turkish P…
greenleft.org.au/content/australia-should-de-list-pkk-terrorist-organisation

Jury fails to agree on verdict in trial of Kurdish journalist
peter_b | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-07
NSW Supreme Court judge Lucy McCallum discharged the jury on December 6 after it failed to agree on a verdict in the trial of Kurdish journalist Renas Lelikan on "foreign fighter" charges under Australia's draconian "anti-terrorism" laws. | Lelikan denied this charge, insisting he was not a combatant but a journalist reporting on the Kurdish liberation struggle. | A February 15 hearing will be told if the prosecution intends to ask for a re-trial. Lelikan remains free on bail, with relaxed conditions. | The case had been going on for nine weeks, four of which have been taken up with the jury's deliberation. | Phi…
greenleft.org.au/content/jury-fails-agree-verdict-trial-kurdish-journalist

'We Are Facing a National and Planetary Crisis'
Bernie Sanders | progressive.org | 2018-12-06
An excerpt from a new book by Bernie Sanders.
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The fightback against Adani and Aurizon steps up
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-06
Adani CEO Lucas Dow's November 29 declaration that work on a scaled-down coalmine in Queensland's Galilee Basin would begin before Christmas was met with one of the most powerful nationwide protests against it so far as primary and high school students walking out of class the next day for the Student Strike 4 Climate Action. | A reported 20,000 students, many of them with their parents and grandparents in tow, took to the streets with a powerful message to Adani and policymakers: ignore us at your peril. | This was followed by a sit-in at Parliament House in Canberra on December 5. | Another round of #StopA…
greenleft.org.au/content/fightback-against-adani-and-aurizon-steps

Gender violence awareness and murders are both on the rise
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-06
As part of #16daysofactivism, a global campaign to highlight gender-based violence, Domestic Violence NSW (DV NSW) hosted a panel of journalists and rights advocates to address the difficulties in reporting sexual assault and domestic and family violence on November 29. | Jenna Price from the University of Technology in Sydney and co-creator of Destroy the Joint's "Counting Dead Women" project spoke alongside artist, advocate and survivor of family violence Amani Haydar, author and journalist Jess Hill, journalist and advocate against gender-based violence N…
greenleft.org.au/content/gender-violence-awareness-and-murders-are-both-rise

Ferry workers take strike action
AlexBainbridge | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-06
Ferry workers went on strike on December 6 in a bid to secure a fair wage and job security which, until now, their employer Transdev has refused to guarantee in enterprise negotiations. | Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) Queensland branch secretary Bob Carnegie told the hundreds of people gathered at the picket line that it was "a wonderful thing" to see ferry workers "standing up to a large transnational company that has been treating them like crap for a number of years". | Transdev has a record of offering pay rises on paper, but then reneging in practice. For example, one year workers won a travel allowance…
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Community calls for a halt to Santos gas 'exploration' in Narrabri
pip.hinman | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-05
The North West Alliance again called on the NSW Coalition government to stop Santos from stealthily proceeding with its yet-to-be approved Narrabri Gas Project expansion on December 4. | Santos is laying kilometres of new pipeline to its Wilga Park power station in north-west NSW, allowing it to access gas from exploration wells, royalty free. | Alliance spokesperson Peter Small said: "This exploration has continued to be an open-ended invitation to conduct production under the guise of exploration." | The North West Alliance includes First Nations people, farmers and people from nearby towns who oppose Santos&#0…
greenleft.org.au/content/community-calls-halt-santos-gas-exploration-narrabri

Sorry To Bother You offers rich lessons in seeking radical social change
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-04
Sorry to Bother You | Written & directed by Boots Riley | In cinemas now | This review includes mild spoilers. | As an Australian living abroad, incidents of Australians being racist and/or misogynistisic that attract attention from international media outlets are frequently forwarded to me in anticipation of a seething refrain. | My response is typically motivated by a mix of rage and embarrassment, as well as a deep concern for how racial capitalism has been almost completely normalised. I am deeply concerned by the fact that not only is our social and political climate ill-equipped to address racism, i…
greenleft.org.au/content/sorry-bother-you-offers-rich-lessons-seeking-radical-social-change

'Power of the Documentary' highlighted in Sydney
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-03
"The issues raised in this film are vitally important: it is a history of the involvement of journalism and the mainstream media in not merely reporting on, but collaborating with, the making of wars," John Pilger, radical filmmaker, journalist and author, told the audience at a showing of his 2010 film The War You Don't See. | The film was part of the Power of the Documentary: Breaking the Silence film festival, curated by Pilger and showing at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney between November 28 and December 9. | The War You Don't See starts by exposing the official reporting on World War I, W…
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NSW law will 'lead to a new stolen generation'
kathy_f | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-03
Another stolen generation appears certain to be created in NSW, after the Coalition government passed a new adoption law making it easier for a child to be adopted by a foster family without parental consent. | The new adoption law, Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill, passed on November 22 despite fierce opposition, imposes a two-year limit on fostering a child. The Children's Court now has the power to decide whether a birth parent should be rei…
greenleft.org.au/content/nsw-law-will-lead-new-stolen-generation

'Economics for the Many' offer a radical, democratic vision for a Corbyn gov't
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Edited by John McDonnell | Verso, 2018 | This book is a valuable collection of 16 short essays on the crisis facing modern Britain, coming up with progressive solutions which a Jeremy Corbyn-led government could usher in. | It is edited by and has an introduction by Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell, a long-time socialist and close collaborator of Corbyn's. He says: "We are seeking nothing less than to build a society that is radically fairer, more democratic and more sustainable, in which the wealth of society is shared by all." | The first piece, by Antonia Jennings who teaches at the London School…
greenleft.org.au/content/economics-many-offer-radical-democratic-vision-corbyn-gov%E2%80%99t

Vivienne Westwood: Punk to the bone
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist | Directed by Lorna Tucker | In cinemas | In the 1970s, punks astounded Britain with their T-shirts worn inside out and torn clothes with safety pins. | Vivienne Westwood was the person responsible for most of that look. Not only did she tear clothing apart, she lived a similar life. | Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist is a raw, unpredictable and unapologetic documentary about the punk icon and fashion designer. | Watching it was a whirlwind. At times I was smiling, others I felt frustration. | I found it trying at times how little information the film actually shared. It was…
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Eye-opening look at the dark side of the 'aid industry'
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Disaster Capitalism | Written by Antony Loewenstein | Directed by Thor Neureiter | www.disastercapitalismfilm.com | Disaster Capitalism is a groundbreaking documentary film about Bougainville, Haiti and Afghanistan, revealing the dark underbelly of the global aid and investment industry. The film offers important insights into a secret multi-billion dollar world by investigating how aid money is actually spent — or misspent. | Prominent journalist and author Antony Loewenstein joins award-winning filmmaker Thor Neureiter on a four-year journey…
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A true people's artist
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Rock & Roll Harbour | Exhibition by The Shop Gallery | 112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe | Thurs January 3 — Wed Jan 9 | Peter Gow is the people's artist. | His ouvre is driven by his down-to-earth, inner-city environment such as boathouses and the heritage-listed Sydney Harbour Bridge in various attitudes, all of which feature prominently in this exhibition. | Gow is a qualified electrician and builder as well, very handy for making the frames in his spare time that embrace his art. | His deep, rich, contrasting colours leap from his palette onto the canvas. His short brush strokes create a palindrom…
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Eight new books for ecosocialists
stuart_m | greenleft.org.au | 2018-12-01
Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus offers up eight new books as recommended reading for ecosocialists. Inclusion does not imply agreement with a book's contents. | *** | 1. The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet | By Okbazghi Yohannes | Monthly Review Press, 2018 | Eliminating fossil fuels is essential, but biofuels have far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analy…
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