U$ Imperialists Torpedo Opportunity for “Positive Changes” on Korean Peninsula

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[Leftist Critic is an independent writer, researcher, and comrade who cares about the world around them. Other than posting on radical subreddits, they also tweet infrequently at @leftistcriticabout about the murderous US empire, international solidarity with nations and peoples under attack, and provide necessary criticism of the Western “Left.” They can be reached at leftistcritic@linuxmail.org.]

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As you’ve probably heard by now, the orange menace, as I call him, wrote a letter to Kim Jong Un, ending the upcoming one-on-one summit with Kim in Singapore. This summit was even supported by a wide swath of the U$ public, even though many have Orientalist mindsets since they don’t trust the DPRK to be genuine. While the orange menace praised treatment of three U$ prisoners in the DPRK as “excellent,” this didn’t keep him from spouting lies in his recent letter to Kim, who welcomed the summit…

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Why does the BBC have wall-to-wall reporting on anti-semitism every two years just before local elections?

Pride's Purge

From March this year, the BBC’s Daily Politics had weekly – and often daily – reports and segments on anti-semitism in Labour.

But these reports have now completely stopped since the local elections finished.

Interestingly, a quick check of the Daily Politics Twitter timeline reveals they also did EXACTLY the same in the run-up to the 2016 local elections.

From around March 2016, there were weekly/daily reports on anti-semitism in Labour by Andrew Neil and co, which also mysteriously ceased literally one or two days after the 2016 local elections were over.

The next report on Daily Politics on anti-semitism in that year, as far as I can tell, was a good 5 months or so after the 2016 local elections.

The pattern, however, was not the same in the run-up to the general election in 2017 – in which the issue of anti-semitism was barely mentioned. Could…

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What the Labour Movement Can Learn From Owen Jones’ Ongoing Mistakes

Thoughts of a Leicester Socialist

With the final votes all tallied up, now is the time for the working-class to celebrate – we deserve that — and then we should quickly move on to escalate our immediate demands for a Corbyn-led Labour government to come to power.

On the other hand for those political commentators who previously lost faith in both Corbyn and the working-class, now is also the time for welcome apologies. In his latest column for The Guardian (June 9) Owen Jones at last admits, “I owe Corbyn, John McDonnell, Seumas Milne, his policy chief Andrew Fisher, and others, an unreserved, and heartfelt apology.” He goes on to point out his many errors:

“…I came to believe that, yes, indeed Labour was heading for a terrible defeat that would crush all the things I believed in. That’s what all the polling, byelections and the local elections seemed to say. I thought people had…

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Class politics are vital to understand Trump and the EU

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Communist Party statement

‘The most powerful big business circles in the USA are determined to promote their interests aggressively against China, Russia and the European Union’, Communist Party chair Liz Payne told the party’s Political Committee on Wednesday evening (February 15).

But at the same time, she pointed out that the conflicts within the country’s state apparatus reflected differences of tactics and strategy within the US ruling class.

‘Some US corporations such as Exxon Mobile are involved in exploiting Russian oil and gas resources, or in the case of tobacco and soft drink giants see the market potential in China – while others resent Chinese competition at home and abroad or put geo-political and factors first in order to complete the provocative military encirclement of Russia and China’, she declared.

As a key base for US imperialism in the Middle East, Israel would receive unequivocal support from Trump, as it…

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“Sabotage”: Len McClusky’s speech to the Unite conference today

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This straight from Brighton today where Unite is in conference. Len McClusky, general secretary of the union brings his delegates up to date on the coup against the Labour Party

Let me now turn to the issue which I am sure is in many of your minds – the political crisis, particularly the extraordinary events in the Labour Party.

After the EU referendum, the Tory government was plunged into a deep crisis. Cameron going. Osborne eclipsed. Johnson knifed. Gove derailed. Just a year after being elected, a government rudderless and to blame for dispatching the country, via an unprepared referendum, into a pit of uncertainty. How ironic that a manoeuvre designed to overcome Tory divisions has ended up creating the mother of all splits.

What a chance for Labour to step forward and speak for the country. To offer itself as the strong opposition and government-in-waiting that millions are looking…

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Follow the Cuban Model

Everything this says is absolutetly right,makes total sense.

Croydon Communists

In the posting last week I suggested that resistance to antibiotics should be added to the threats facing humanity. This has been confirmed by the Final Report to government from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) published today. In the preface to this report, Lord O’Neill, now a government minister, accepts that routine surgeries and minor infections will become life-threatening once again and that the hard won victories against infectious diseases of the last fifty [surely sixty plus] years will be jeopardized. Unless action is taken, the report concludes, the number of deaths each year from AMR could balloon to 10 million, at a cumulative cost to global economic output of $100 trillion. On this basis, by 2050, the death toll could be a staggering one person every three seconds and each person in the world today will be more than $10,000 per annum worse off – quite a problem when the…

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