What's New: Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn Discuss How to Get The World We Want
Naomi Klein, reporting for The Intercept, in London at the Houses of Parliament with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, three weeks after the Labour Party in an historic election won many, many more seats than anybody predicted - except for some of the people in this room, who saw it coming. And it’s just an enormous pleasure to be here with Jeremy and to talk about the importance of a forward-looking, bold agenda to do battle with the right.
What's New: The 1917 July Days uprising: Soviet leadership clashes with ranks
The July Uprising or July Days came about due to the failure of the Russian military offensive in June, a worsening of the crisis in Petrograd’s food and fuel supply, and a crisis of confidence in the government after two Liberal (Kadet) ministers resigned over their opposition to Ukrainian autonomy. In the wake of the offensive’s collapse, massive unrest arose in the Russian army, which could no longer fight effectively. The uprising began among soldiers in the Petrograd garrison who feared transfer to the front, but it also involved workers who were already on strike over low wages.
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No More Trickle-Down Trade Deals
A renegotiated NAFTA that subordinates workers will meet the fate of the now-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership.
m.huffpost.com | 19 Aug 2017, 6:00pm
Workers are 'begging managers for more hours' as millions struggle with flexible contracts
Workers are begging their managers for additional hours in order to make a living as millions are forced into flexible working due to a lack of alternatives, a study has revealed.
www.independent.co.uk | 19 Aug 2017, 5:00pm
White Supremacy in the Age of Trump
Since before the election, poor white voters largely have been blamed for the rise of Donald Trump.
portside.org | 19 Aug 2017, 4:00pm
Trump's Message to the Country: #NotAllNazis
The press conference of August 15th will live in infamy.
www.thenation.com | 19 Aug 2017, 3:00pm
U.S. cities step up removal of Confederate statues, despite Virginia violence
Undeterred by violence over the planned removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, state and city leaders across various U.S. southern states said this week they would step up efforts to pull such monuments from public spaces.
www.reuters.com | 19 Aug 2017, 2:00pm
Is this the beginning of the end for Canada's Rebel Media?
But this time it feels different for Ezra Levant and his Rebel Media because the appalling scene that unfolded in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, threatens to wash away the house of sand his alternative media site is built upon.
www.thestar.com | 19 Aug 2017, 1:00pm
A Dangerous Nuclear Ignorance
Michael Shermer's recent piece in Scientific American recalls the 'necessity' of using atomic weapons against Japan and makes comparison to the current US-North Korea conflict.
www.counterpunch.org | 19 Aug 2017, 11:00am
A Murderous History of Korea
In the West, treatment of North Korea is one-sided and ahistorical. No one even gets the names straight. But if American commentators and politicians are ignorant of Korea's history, they ought at least to be aware of their own.
portside.org | 19 Aug 2017, 10:00am
What will become of Bangladesh's climate migrants?
When Cyclone Aila hit the coast of Bangladesh in May 2009, water swelled over embankments along the Kholpetua river.
www.climatechangenews.com | 19 Aug 2017, 4:00am