UK: Four million kids living in poverty as earnings fall

by Lamiat Sabin

MORE than four million children are in poverty, new government statistics show as household incomes “ground to a halt” and absolute poverty rose last year.

And nearly three quarters (70 per cent) of children on the breadline had at least one parent in work. according to new data revealed today by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).Read More »

March 29: The Brexit day that never was

by Al Neal

Peoples’ World | March 29, 2019

March 29: The Brexit day that never was

Remain in the European Union supporters wear blindfolds as they take part in a protest event organized by the People’s Vote Campaign. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn justified his party’s vote against Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal by calling it a “Blindfold Brexit” because of the lack of a political outline for future EU-U.K. relations | Matt Dunham / AP

LONDON—As the sun broke through the few scattered clouds this morning, the people of Britain woke up to Brexit day…or at least what was supposed to be the U.K.’s official withdrawal date from the European Union after 46 years of membership.

Instead, the island is shrouded in uncertainty with a lame duck prime minister shuffling toward her own exit from power at the same that she has failed to deliver her country’s exit from the EU. A day three years in the making, after Britain voted to leave in June 2016, has now come, but lawmakers here still have no clear path forward on when, or even if, the country will leave the EU.

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Cuban collaboration: Principles and truths from Venezuela


Granma | March 28, 2019

President Díaz-Canel visits Venezuelan patients being treated by Cuban doctors. Photo: Estudio Revolución

The history of Cuban international collaboration is marked by adherence to ethical precepts established in our state’s conduct and positions. Our government does not interfere in the internal affairs of any country and respects national sovereignty and international law. The hundreds of thousands of compatriots who provide their services on five continents believe in, and abide by, these principles. Thus, strengthened by these beliefs, we work in the homeland of Bolívar and Chávez.Read More »

New Constitution of the Republic of Cuba to be proclaimed April 10

  | March 28, 2019

Photo: Osval

The Council of State, in a meeting held Monday, March 25, convened an extraordinary session of the National Assembly of People’s Power, this coming Wednesday, April 10, at 9:00 am, in the Convention Center, to proclaim the new Constitution of the Republic of Cuba, approved by the Cuban people in a referendum on February 24, this year.Read More »

Russiagate Implodes, Pleasing Trump But Leaving the Left in the Cold

by Glen Ford

The “Deep State” escalated a dispute within the U.S. corporate electoral duopoly into a geopolitical crisis, an “attack on America”.  Robert Mueller has finally put a plug in the noxious fart that has oozed for almost three years from the conjoined bowels of the Democratic Party and the national security state — but the stain remains, and may yet be lethal to us all.Read More »

After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid” Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors

by Lucas Koerner and Ricardo Vaz

MintPressNews | March 28, 2019

After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined “‘It is Unspeakable’: How Maduro Used Cuban Doctors to Coerce Voters” (3/17/19).Read More »

Ocean degradation accelerated by global warming

by Henry Allan

Several recently released studies have documented the accelerating changes to Earth’s oceans as a result of climate change, including a reduction in the oxygen content, which is threatening vast swaths of marine life. One of the most prominent is an article in the February 25 issue of Scientific American, headlined, “The Ocean is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn.”Read More »

It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD

by Matt Taibbi

Crossposted with Hate, Inc., source of first iteration.

Note to readers: in light of news that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation is complete, I’m releasing this chapter of Hate Inc. early, with a few new details added up top.

Nobody wants to hear this, but news that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is headed home without issuing new charges is a death-blow for the reputation of the American news media.Read More »

Rachel Maddow Reacts To Collapse Of Russiagate

Jimmy Dore and other critics of the fraudulent Russiagate narrative are commenting on the topic. It’s a moment to be savored, and richly deserved.

The media scoundrels and their political allies in the duopoly, Hollywood, and other liberaloid bastions of privilged dishonesty, are cleaning the rotten eggs from their faces. Lucky for them that’s all they’re liable to get. But expect no remedial instrospection. Russiagate is and was a ruling class narrative and they will probably simply double down, as they always do. Whether THAT will stick, is another question. Perhaps even the millions of idiots who followed this obvious pied piper will begin to wake up.

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