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“What has happened to the great tradition of popular direct action, unfettered to parties? Where is the courage, imagination and commitment required to begin the long journey to a better, just and peaceful world? Where are the dissidents in art, film, the theatre, literature? Where are those who will shatter the silence?
Today, the long sleep may be over. The young are stirring again. Gradually. The thousands in Britain who supported Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader are part of this awakening.” John Pilger
Venezuala the state of the nation
Our latest Blog article takes a look at the reasons for the destabilisation of Venezuala.
The oil producing central American nation has been in turmoil socially and politically for a number of years and it's continuing.
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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Concerns are mounting that TTIP could lead to more privatisation, with the prospect of US corporations providing vital UK public services such as transport, education, water and health.
Another major concern is whether quality and safety standards will drop.
One of the most controversial elements of the trade proposal is the Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision. ISDS provisions have been included in many trade deals since the 1980s, to encourage overseas investment in poorer countries. It means private investors can ask a tribunal of international arbitrators to judge if a government has treated them unfairly – and can get compensation. In other words corporations can sue governments, which means they can sue you, the taxpayer.
See article below for more information:
Dangers of the Google monopoly over internet searches
See article below for an opinion about the dangers of Google having too much power and influence over internet search results.
Use https://duckduckgo.com/ for a more independent search engine which doesn't track you, unlike Google.