Secretary General of the Future Syria Party, Hevrin Khalaf, Taken From Her Car and Executed by Turkish Backed Mercenaries

Trump murdered this lady in cold blood, as sure as if he had pulled the trigger, and Pelosi supporting his arm, while he did it, for failing to impeach promptly. The blood of Hevrin Khalaf, and of other Syrians, is on the hands of Trump, Erdogan, and all Trump-Erdogan supporters and enablers, both within Congress … Read moreSecretary General of the Future Syria Party, Hevrin Khalaf, Taken From Her Car and Executed by Turkish Backed Mercenaries

Cautious Optimism on Turks and Kurds, by Israel Shamir

Amid the usual hysterics of ‘impending genocide’ and ‘brutal betrayal’, the long-expected Turkish operation in northeast Syria is rolling, and Turkish troops accompanied by their Syrian rebel allies quickly advance into the former US occupation zone east of the Euphrates River, pushing the Kurdish nationalist militias away from the border. The American soldiers withdrew from… … Read moreCautious Optimism on Turks and Kurds, by Israel Shamir

Why I Stand By the 70 Years Old, Communist China, by Andre Vltchek

Happy Birthday, People’s Republic of China! Heartfelt Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday, and thank you for being here, for standing, for not bending down and never surrendering. The capitalist world is in decay. The West is rotting. Anger and nihilism are pouring from the imperialist empire whose citizens are frustrated; not at peace with themselves. Imperialist… … Read moreWhy I Stand By the 70 Years Old, Communist China, by Andre Vltchek

The Ghost of Jimmy Hoffa Won’t Go Away

Martin Scorsese’s new film The Irishman continues Hollywood’s obsession with the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. We’re more concerned with what happened to Teamster working conditions under his son, James P. Hoffa. (Netflix) When I was working with the Teamster reform movement forty years ago, truck drivers concerned about union corruption had to proceed warily. In … Read moreThe Ghost of Jimmy Hoffa Won’t Go Away

Labour and the Fight for a United Ireland

A recent YouGov poll found that 38 percent of people in Britain reckoned they knew “a fair amount” or “a great deal” about the issues surrounding the Irish border (also known as the British border in Ireland). 49 percent reported themselves to be “not very much” or “not at all” informed. In itself, the fact that one … Read moreLabour and the Fight for a United Ireland

The “Strongest Argument Against Medicare for All” Is Very, Very Weak

The New York Times recently published “the strongest argument against Medicare for All.” We regret to inform you that the case is, in fact, not strong at all. Bernie Sanders speaks during his event at Plymouth State University on September 29, 2019 in Plymouth, New Hampshire. (Scott Eisen / Getty Images) I make a living … Read moreThe “Strongest Argument Against Medicare for All” Is Very, Very Weak

20 arrested outside Salman Khan’s house over Bigg Boss protest

Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The season 13 of the popular reality show “Bigg Boss” has been mired in controversies right from its launch two weeks ago. Many organisations, including Confederation Of All India Traders (CAIT) have sought ban on the show, raising objection over the concept of “Bed Friends Forever”. Many have alleged the show is … Read more20 arrested outside Salman Khan’s house over Bigg Boss protest

Federal court blocks Trump policy for green card denials

Washington, Oct 12 (IANS) A US federal court has issued a temporary injunction against President Donald Trump’s administration’s rule that would deny permanent residency to immigrants deemed likely to depend on public welfare. Judge George Daniels of the US District Court in the Southern District of New York wrote in a 14-page opinion on Friday that … Read moreFederal court blocks Trump policy for green card denials

Ecological Politics for the Working Class

Solving the ecological crisis requires a mass movement to take on hugely powerful industries. Yet environmentalism’s base in the professional-managerial class and focus on consumption has little chance of attracting working-class support. The California Coastal National Monument. (Bureau of Land Management / Bob Wick / Flickr) This article is reprinted from Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy, … Read moreEcological Politics for the Working Class

Auction Results 12 Oct 2019

Domain released their preliminary results for today. Volumes were higher this week, after a lower set last time around, thanks to the long weekend. Overall clearance rates were higher than last year, and listing volumes a little higher this year. Canberra listed 66 auctions, reported 55 and sold 42 with 4 withdrawn and 13 passed … Read moreAuction Results 12 Oct 2019

Light At The End Of The Tunnel, Or An Approaching Train? – The Property Imperative Weekly 12 Oct 2019

The latest edition of our weekly finance and property news digest with a distinctively Australian flavour to 12th October 2019. Contents 0:30 Introduction 1:20 US China Trade 3:10 US Markets 5:20 Fed Market Operations 10:10 Canada 10:50 Brexit and UK Markets 13:20 EU 14:00 China 15:05 Australian Section 15:10 Aussie Banks Under Pressure 18:40 Economic … Read moreLight At The End Of The Tunnel, Or An Approaching Train? – The Property Imperative Weekly 12 Oct 2019

Rojava-Northern Syria: The Kurds Between Conflict & Democracy

This video is a must see and/or hear. If you don’t have 42 minutes to watch it, you can listen to it. After listening to it, you will almost certainly want to watch it, too. Link: https://youtu.be/gWA4JhSg7II Duration 42:36 mins. “DocFilm – Rojava – Northern Syria: The Kurds between Conflict and Democracy Date 03.08.2019 What … Read moreRojava-Northern Syria: The Kurds Between Conflict & Democracy

US Senator Markey on Trump Deployment of U.S. Troops to Saudi Arabia: Saudis “Pay Cash” While Kurds Pay with Their Lives

US “Senator Markey on Trump Deployment of U.S. Troops to Saudi Arabia: Saudis ‘Pay Cash’ While Kurds Pay with Their Lives Friday, October 11, 2019   Boston (October 11, 2019) – Just days after President Donald Trump used ending America’s involvement in overseas wars as an excuse to abandon the Kurds in Syria, media is … Read moreUS Senator Markey on Trump Deployment of U.S. Troops to Saudi Arabia: Saudis “Pay Cash” While Kurds Pay with Their Lives

India, China to set up new mechanism for trade issues

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday agreed to set up a new mechanism for issues relating to trade and investment and felt the two countries should cooperate on important regional and global issues. President Xi has said that China is ready to take concrete measures to reduce trade deficit. Please … Read moreIndia, China to set up new mechanism for trade issues

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook’s Libra

Visa and Mastercard on Friday announced their departure from Facebook’s Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network’s plan for a worldwide digital currency. Along with the two payment giants, several other large companies have said they’re exiting Libra. Payment processing company Stripe is stepping back, as well as online auction company eBay. … Read moreVisa, Mastercard shun Facebook’s Libra

Trump Loves Modi — but Obama Loved Him First

Donald Trump has been rightly condemned for his buddy-buddy relationship with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. But it was Barack Obama who helped legitimize the far-right leader in the first place. Barack Obama talks to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at a working dinner at the Nuclear Security Summit on March 31, 2016 in Washington, … Read moreTrump Loves Modi — but Obama Loved Him First