Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tony Blair: frm Labour hero to political embarrasment.

In Tony Blair‘s uneven but occasionally startling autobiography, A Journey, published in 2010, there is a chapter that makes particularly interesting reading now. It covers his final, slightly besieged years as prime minister, from mid-2005 to mid-2007. “In this time,”

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UKRAINE-the real story and the very real dangers ahead.

  by Dmitry OrlovClub Orlov (February 22 2014)[Update: I am pushing this live a few days early, because the Ukrainian situation is evolving so rapidly. One political corpse (Yanukovych) is out; apparently he has fled to Russia. Another political corpse

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James Lovelock: ‘enjoy life while you can: in 20 years global warming will hit the fan’

In 1965 executives at Shell wanted to know what the world would look like in the year 2000. They consulted a range of experts, who speculated about fusion-powered hovercrafts and “all sorts of fanciful technological stuff”. When the oil company

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Flooding and storms in UK are clear signs of climate change, says Lord Stern

Nicholas Stern The Guardian,             Thursday 13 February 2014 18.42 GMT     The record rainfall and storm surges that have brought flooding across the UK are a clear sign that we are already experiencing the impacts of climate change.

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The terrible truth about Iraq the BBC and the mass media won’t tell you.

The truth about the criminal bloodbath in Iraq can’t be ‘countered’ indefinitely The media cover-up has been a weapon in the crimes of western states since the first world war. But a reckoning is coming for those paid to keep

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50 reasons to think about Fukushima .(Part 1 of 2)

  … We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima (Part One of Two) by Harvey Wasserman EcoWatch (February 02 2014) Fukushima’s missing melted cores and radioactive gushers continue to fester in secret. Japan’s harsh dictatorial censorship has been matched by

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Boris Johnson, not Bob Crow, is the one behaving terribly over the London tube strike

    While the rightwing press condemn the unions, little is said of London’s mayor breaking his promise not to close ticket offices.   James Bloodworth for Left Foot Forward, part of the Guardian Comment Network theguardian.com,             Tuesday 4

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