Brazilian Bolsonaro destroys Amazon, cartoon — Dear Kitty. Some blog

This cartoon by Argus in the Netherlands is about Brazilian right-wing president Bolsonaro destroying the Amazon rainforest. The caption says Logging of Amazon stimulated by Bolsonaro. Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon. By Joe Catron. This 23 August 2019 video is called The Amazon isn’t “Burning” – It’s Being Burned.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro refuses Amazon firefighting money — Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 27 August 2019 video is about the Amazon rainforest wildfires. Translated from Dutch NOS TV today: Brazil refuses G7 money for Amazon fires The Brazilian government refuses the millions in aid from the G7 countries to fight the Amazon fires. At the G7 summit in Biarritz, the US, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, the United […]

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The Village in Revolt. The Story of the Longest Strike in History. Shaun Jeffery. Review – the Burston School Strike.

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On the first Sunday of September every year trade unionists, members of the Labour Party and other left-wing organisations, rally on Burston Village Green. Standing on the side is the Burston Strike School, now a Trust-run memorial. In the past years figures such as Audrey Wise, Tony Benn, John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn have spoken to the crowd. The march around the flat village lanes, a “candlestick” is both a present-day labour gathering, and to celebrate what the historian of the Farm Workers’ Union, Reg Groves called, a “microcosm of the rural war” (Sharpen the Sickle! 1948).

On the 13th of May 1917 there was a great labour movement gathering. A “Great Eastern Railway special charter…

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Weekly report on israel’s terrorism on Palestinians (08 August – 21 August 2019) — Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08– 21 August 2019) Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08– 21 August 2019) Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory 8- 21 August 2019 2 Palestinians killed, including a child, under the pretext […]

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Why dont the Tories want to remember Peterloo?

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Why don’t the Tories want to remember Peterloo?

On 3rd August the Murdoch owned Times newspaper published an Editorial on Peterloo.

It was complaining about how much coverage the BBC was giving to the 200th anniversary of the event on 16th August. According to the Times Peterloo was indeed a dreadful event but that was that and it has no wider significance.

Attempts to remember it on the 200th anniversary are just part of left-wing mythologizing in which it seems the late socialist historian E P Thompson, Tony Benn and Jeremy Corbyn are all implicated.

It was a quite extraordinary Editorial. If it is the case that Peterloo is not worth recalling then why spend an entire Editorial doing just that?

The reality is of course that the Tories have a strong sense of guilt still about Peterloo and with good reason.

The 200th anniversary…

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171 years since the last armed rising on English soil: 16th August 1848

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171 years ago- August 1848- the last armed rising on English soil

1848 was a year of revolutions across Europe, except in Britain.

Here the Chartist demonstration for the vote on Monday 10th April 1848 did not lead, as the authorities feared, to an attempt to take power. The gathering on Kennington Common was the biggest demonstration in British history to that date, but rain intervened as well as a very serious mobilisation of police, army and special constables on the side of the authorities.

Yet that was not the end of the British 1848, even if Victorian chroniclers spent some effort in trying to suggest that it was.

Ireland faced a revolutionary threat and that found its echo on the mainland, particularly after 10th April when Irish nationalists [confederates] joined with the Chartists in many areas.

The Chartist protest of 10th April was repeated on 12th June with meetings…

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William Hulton: the man who sent the Yeomanry in at Peterloo & lifelong Tory — Kmflett’s Blog

William Hulton: the man who sent the Yeomanry in at Peterloo & lifelong Tory This week we mark the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. The event itself took place on Monday 16th August 1819 in central Manchester (very close to where the GMex conference hall now is). A peaceful protest for the vote left […]

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Hong Kong…a Colored Revolution? — Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

As predictable as the Sun rising in the East, the same people who have defended Assad and Putin are now supporting Xi Jinping’s attempt to crush the protest movement in Hong Kong. Just check Max Blumenthal or Ben Norton’s Twitter accounts and you will find dark warnings about Trump using the protests as a way […]

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The Peterloo Deniers: from the Telegraph in 1969 to The Times in 2019 — Kmflett’s Blog

From the Telegraph in 1969 to the Times in 2019 the Peterloo deniers On the 150th anniversary of Peterloo The Times made no mention of the matter. The Telegraph by contrast focused on Peterloo as left-wing propaganda. On the 200th anniversary The Times followed the Telegraph’s line. It remains to be seen what the latter […]

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South Yemenis drive Saudi puppet government away — Dear Kitty. Some blog

This Reuters photo shows South Yemeni militants. They wave the flag of South Yemen; which became an independent state with a leftist secular government in 1967 after an uprising against British colonial rule. In 1972, the North Yemeni regime, with help by Saudi Arabia, waged a short war on South Yemen. In 1979, there was […]

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