Before '68: The Left, Activism and Social Movements in the Long 1960s
Sunday 24 Jul 2016, 2:00am
Ernest Tate and Phil Hearse present Revolutionary Activism in the 1950s and 1960s. Ernest Tate's memoir is an important contribution to the history of the left in Britain and Canada during a unique period. Recorded in Norwich, 13 February 2016.
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From Whitewater to Benghazi: A Clinton-Scandal Primer
Hillary Clinton is out of the frying pan and into the fire. On July 6, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the Justice Department would not pursue criminal charges against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee for her use of a private email server at the State Department. But the following day, with that criminal investigation closed, the State Department reopened its own probe into the emails.
www.theatlantic.com | 24 Jul 2016, 7:00pm
Is South Korea Regressing Into a Dictatorship?
The latest blow to free speech and assembly in South Korea came on July 4, when the leader of the country’s influential Korean Confederation of Trade Unions was found guilty of orchestrating an illegal demonstration. A Seoul court sentenced Han Sang-gyun to five years in prison and a $436 fine for organizing a massive Nov. 14 anti-government protest in downtown Seoul.
foreignpolicy.com | 24 Jul 2016, 6:00pm
What would a British revolution look like - and how would it happen?
In the days after Britain voted to leave the EU, a febrile, volatile atmosphere took hold. Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, the Parliamentary Labour Party began an attempt to unseat its left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn, and the pound hit an all-time low. For a moment, it seemed that fundamental change was on the agenda – but as has happened so many times in Britain, the country stopped well short of a truly transformative moment. A British revolution, it seems, is not yet on the cards.
theconversation.com | 24 Jul 2016, 5:00pm
Greenpeace: 'Extremely High' Jump in Post-Fukushima Radioactive Chemicals
Greenpeace Japan reported Thursday that waterways in the Fukushima district have hundreds of times more radiation now than before 2011, when the nuclear disaster that forced the evacuation of at least 160,000 people occurred.
www.commondreams.org | 24 Jul 2016, 4:00pm
Labour Party receives more than 183,000 membership applications in 48 hours
Jeremy Corbyn’s hopes of holding on to his job were boosted after more than 183,000 people paid £25 this week to become registered supporters in order to vote in the party’s leadership election.
www.independent.co.uk | 24 Jul 2016, 3:00pm
Here are 50 shockingly extreme right-wing proposals in the 2016 GOP platform
The Republican Party platform is a wish list for what Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump would like to impose on America. What’s surprising is that it goes further to the right than what’s even been heard on the campaign trail from Trump as he has promised to build a wall along the Mexican border and embrace the religious right’s long-held tenets opposing abortion, LGBT rights and more.
www.rawstory.com | 24 Jul 2016, 2:30pm
11 communist leaders to be freed ahead of resumption of talks on August 20
The Duterte administration is set to release 11 communist leaders but only to participate in the talks between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP)-National Democratic Front (NDF)-New People's Army (NPA) which will begin on August 20 in Oslo, Norway.
www.gmanetwork.com | 24 Jul 2016, 2:00pm
Did Russia save Erdogan?
Arab media outlets quoted diplomats in Ankara as disclosing that Turkey’s President Erdogan was alerted by Russia against an imminent army coup hours before it was initiated on Friday, while a western media outlet said Erdogan asked his supporters to remain in the streets after receiving advice from Tehran.
www.defenddemocracy.press | 24 Jul 2016, 1:30pm
LAPD found no bias in all 1,356 complaints filed against officers
The Los Angeles Police Department did not uphold any of the 1,356 allegations of biased policing by officers that the agency investigated in recent years, according to a report by the Police Commission's watchdog.
www.latimes.com | 24 Jul 2016, 1:00pm
Clinton Inflames Progressive Base with Choice of Tim Kaine as Vice President
Hillary Clinton's Friday night announcement of Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her vice-presidential running mate stirred immediate disappointment and outrage among the progressive wing of her party and the army of supporters inspired by Bernie Sanders' historic and visionary campaign.
www.commondreams.org | 24 Jul 2016, 12:30pm
Highest ever annual rise in carbon dioxide levels recorded
It is not just temperature records that are falling. The average carbon dioxide level recorded at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, during February 2016 was 404.02 parts per million – 3.76 ppm higher than the average for February 2015, according to preliminary figures.
www.newscientist.com | 24 Jul 2016, 12:00pm
Jeremy Corbyn Warns Every Sitting Labour MP Will Face Reselection Under Boundary Changes
The Labour leader refused to rule out fresh union demands for mandatory reselection of MPs as he highlighted that they would anyway face a battle to keep their seats under a review of Parliamentary boundaries.
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk | 24 Jul 2016, 11:00am
Mosul Offensive Will Create More Refugees, Displacement, and Humanitarian Disaster
Institute for Policy Studies Fellow Phyllis Bennis says the fightback against ISIS requires the abandonment of more military force, and the pursuit of diplomacy with Russia and Iran.
therealnews.com | 24 Jul 2016, 10:00am
France's Socialist government forces through contested labour law
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday forced a contested labour reform through parliament without a vote, after failing to rally enough support for a bill critics say will increase unemployment and weaken job security.
www.france24.com | 24 Jul 2016, 7:00am
The reawakening of struggle in Zimbabwe
A national shutdown or "stay away" in Zimbabwe earlier this month paralyzed the country. For the first time in years the country's ruling party ZANU-PF and the tenure of 92-year-old president Robert Mugabe, were seriously rattled. Young people, workers and traders--who survive by hawking food, cheap imported goods in cities and towns-- engaged in pitch battles with the police and army, in many cases outnumbering the security forces.
socialistworker.org | 24 Jul 2016, 4:00am