Terrorism, Globalization and Conspiracy – Michael Parenti

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aMichael Parenti speaking in 2002 but he might as well be speaking now…. and he is well worth hearing now!  An hour of your life to understand the links between Capitalism, Poverty, the Trade Deals, Globalisation, Debt, the fall of … Continue reading

I, I, Me, Me, Mine . Is there Another Way?

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I, I, Me, Me, Mine? Is there Another Way? THE BEATLES LYRICS “I Me Mine” All through the day, I me mine I me mine, I me mine All through the night, I me mine I me mine, I me … Continue reading

For just a few moments, phone hacking and Leveson drew the curtain aside on Corporate contempt for ordinary people.

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Peter Oborne doesn’t hold back from nailing the arrogance of the political/media class – a picture of which only came to light because of Guardian journalist Nick Davies’ relentless pursuit of the phone hacking story. The phone hacking affair has … Continue reading

Nelson Mandela on Globalisation

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In the light of the secret negotiations which are taking place to create a TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement (US-EU FTA, TAFTA), it is salutary to read Nelson Mandela’s assessment of globalisation, both as it has … Continue reading

Grangemouth and the EU/WTO

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Grangemouth and the EU/WTO By Syzygysue Also published here  on Politics and Parasites The dispute at Grangemouth is the old trick of provoking industrial action – then holding the workforce to ransom by threatening their jobs unless they agree to the draconian … Continue reading

Welcome to the 21st Century – The Crisis of Civilization

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Nafeez Ahmed’s 2011 “Crisis of civilization” film  (80 minutes) brings together the emerging economical, political and environmental trends that are likely to shape our common future over the next few decades.  The main thrust of Nafeez Ahmed’s argument is that … Continue reading

The Mysterious Disappearance of Jobs and Skills

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The Mysterious Disappearance of Jobs and Skills When Norman Tebbit made a notorious comment that jobs could be easily found merely by hopping onto a bike, he made an assumption that it would solve unemployment because that’s father what his … Continue reading