Archiv: nomenclatura


13.02.2019 - 00:32 [ Jesse Jackson / Chicago Sun Times ]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under fire because she’s right

Consider the following:

Reuters poll: 70 percent support Medicare for all, including 52 percent of Republicans.

Fox News poll: 70 percent support raising taxes on those making over $10 million a year.

Bloomberg poll: 62 percent support tuition-free college.

Kaiser Foundation poll: 92 percent support having Medicare negotiate with drug companies to lower drug prices.

Hart poll: 63 percent support $15 minimum wage.

Yale/George Mason poll: 81 percent support the Green New Deal plan.

There is a wide gulf between the political center and the moral center.

13.02.2019 - 00:13 [ ThinkProgress.org ]

American Jews must stand with Ilhan Omar

The right will always use Israel and anti-Semitism as a tool to destroy left-wing movements, especially when they’re led by people of color.

05.02.2019 - 19:32 [ Haaretz ]

They’re Not Jews. They’re MAGA People. And They Run Israel

So profoundly, in so many ways, is Benjamin Netanyahu not a Jew. Neither are many, many of the members of his government. Foul of heart, gutter snide, they have no regard for the teachings of Judaism which forbid shaming, command respect for the non-Jew and the migrant, set out the the ideals of compassion, lovingkindness, universal human rights, charity of spirit and material generosity. Bibi and his close loyalists spit with disgust on the idea that all were created in the image of God – even leftists, Palestinians, journalists.

04.02.2019 - 16:04 [ Tulsi Gabbard / Twitter ]

As commander-in-chief, I will work to end the new cold war, nuclear arms race and slide into nuclear war. That is why the neocon/neolib warmongers will do anything to stop me.

01.02.2019 - 15:39 [ theSun.co.uk ]

WE WILL SURVIVE: Question Time crowd cheer Leaver who says we WILL be able to get lettuces from Spain in No Deal Brexit despite Project Fear

Brexit gets the Groundhog Day treatment in video parody that sums up how exhausted Britain is feeling about the endless discussions

01.02.2019 - 15:23 [ Students for Brexit ]

second referendum: a rapacious vehicle of europe’s elite.

Written by Finn Anderson, Campaign Director at Socialists for Britain

I would just like to thank those at Students For Brexit for providing me with this platform to lay out a brief overview of the socialist case for leaving the EU. It’s refreshing to find a genuine student-led cross-party platform that is committed to upholding the democratic will of the people.

The European Union at its core is a neoliberal institution; shock horror I know! Brussels bureaucrats worship privatisation and purposefully allow wealthy corporations to avoid paying taxes. It is a capitalist project attempting to impose unity between nations from above, in the interests of the capitalist classes of Europe, particularly those from the most powerful nations.

01.02.2019 - 12:34 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚We are resilient in this country‘: Question Time audience insists Britain can live without fresh lettuces in a no deal

Britain will work around any disruption caused by a no deal Brexit, one member of the Question Time audience (pictured is the man in a dark blue shirt) insisted last night.
He got a huge round of applause for telling a panel including Remain campaign Gina Miller they were talking ‚absolute rubbish‘ about no deal.

01.02.2019 - 12:26 [ Spiked ]

‘The establishment is trying to keep us in the EU’: The Guardian’s Larry Elliott on why we need a clean break from Brussels.

„I also have an old-fashioned left-wing view of the European Union. I don’t think it is democratic, I don’t think it works very well, and I think it is run in the interests of big business rather than ordinary people. I voted to come out in 1975, along with a large portion of the left, for what were then seen as Bennite reasons: democracy and the fact that it was pro-boss and anti-worker. I haven’t really changed my mind over the past 40 years.“

30.01.2019 - 07:35 [ Spiked ]

Lies, cowardice and Brexit – Westminster might never recover from its deception of the electorate.

(29.1.2019) These people have lied to the country, lied to their constituents. They are determined to stop Brexit, but refuse to do so openly. For all the accusations levelled at the Leave campaign, these people have done far more damage to public trust in politics than Boris could with 1,000 buses.

Regardless of what happens in Westminster today, the political class might never recover from the way it has treated voters. And rightly so.

28.01.2019 - 14:29 [ Salالدين ‏ / Twitter ]

“Our defense relationship is critical to both nations, which is why I support the United State’s commitment to provide Israel with 38 billion dollars in military assistance over the next decade.” – @KamalaHarris at AIPAC 2017

No thank you. Next, please.

28.01.2019 - 14:25 [ InTheseTimes.com ]

Senate Democrats Offer Little-to-No Opposition to Trump’s Expansion of Syria Bombings

(16.4.2018) Ten Democratic and Independent senators raised procedural or legal concerns while supporting military intervention on substance. Among them are rising stars in the so-called Democratic “resistance” to Trump—Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)—both of whom aired concerns about the lack of authorization and legal rationale after the bombings had already taken place.

28.01.2019 - 14:04 [ New York Times ]

Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’

SAN FRANCISCO — With the growing recognition that prosecutors hold the keys to a fairer criminal justice system, the term “progressive prosecutor” has almost become trendy. This is how Senator Kamala Harris of California, a likely presidential candidate and a former prosecutor, describes herself.

But she’s not.

28.01.2019 - 13:55 [ CNN ]

No, Kamala Harris is not a ‚female Barack Obama‘

Every politician — every person — is a product of their own time and place. In the coming months, it looks quite possible that Kamala Harris might win Obama’s endorsement of her bid for president.

If she does, the comparisons between the two are likely to reignite. As with May and Kramp-Karrenbauer, those watching would do better to pay attention to the political landscape Harris is working within now, rather than any nostalgic connotations.

25.01.2019 - 05:58 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚It’s rubbish!‘ French president Macron BLASTS Brexit saying UK’s bid to leave Europe ‚can’t be delivered‘ and had ‚torn society apart‘

– Macron was speaking on Thursday evening to an audience in Bourg-de-Peage, south of Lyon, in a ‘people’s debate’
– Some were so-called Yellow Vest anti-government campaigners who themselves want France to leave the EU
– Mr Macron rubbished the 2016 June referendum and warned the assembled crowd to be wary of people ‚who sell you dreams‘

25.01.2019 - 05:53 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Queen’s speech calling for ‚common ground‘ seen as Brexit reference

As head of state, the monarch remains publicly neutral when it comes to political matters and does not express her views. But commentators were likely to see her words as a veiled reference the debate on Britain’s departure from the EU.

Similar in tone to her Christmas Day address, the Queen expressed the importance of “never losing sight of the bigger picture”.

23.01.2019 - 07:59 [ BBC ]

Brexit: Delay is ‚most likely‘ option, says former chancellor

Speaking to BBC business editor Simon Jack in Davos, Mr Osborne said that the prospect of no deal meant „the gun is held to the British economy’s head“.

„Russian roulette is a game which you should never play because there’s a one-in-six chance that the bullet goes into your head,“ he said.

23.01.2019 - 06:52 [ Talkradio.co.uk ]

EXCLUSIVE: Third of May’s Cabinet in Davos slammed for ‚tax-payer funded freebie to sip champagne with the global elite‘

Hotel bills and restaurant prices skyrocket during the summit which is notorious for its lavish champagne-fuelled receptions held in one of the world’s most exclusive resorts.

It is understood that every minister attending is travelling with at least one member of staff.

The Prime Minister declined an invitation to attend to remain in the UK to focus on the Brexit situation.

22.01.2019 - 12:41 [ Jonathan Isaby ‏/ Twitter ]

„The chairman of the People’s Vote campaign joins us from Davos,“ announces the interviewer on @BBCr4today. No further comment required.

20.01.2019 - 08:45 [ Tim Postulka ‏/ Twitter ]

It’s sad to see her painted as an Assad supporter for opposing the war. During the Bush years, it was all about stopping the neocons. Now their policies control both parties even though Americans have been sick of it for a long time #Tulsi2020

19.01.2019 - 19:59 [ ITV.com ]

Will Brexit break up Labour or Tories first?

Which of the Conservative and Labour parties is most likely to split over Brexit? Or perhaps it is more apposite to say which party will break up first, since the gravitational force of competing visions of the UK’s future relationship with the EU are threatening to fracture each of them.

18.01.2019 - 14:04 [ BBC ]

Brexit: High-profile Germans plead with UK to stay in EU

The letter, published in the Times, is signed by 31 people, including the leader of the Christian Democratic Union – and likely successor to Angela Merkel – Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann.

They cited post-work pints and pantomime as beloved British habits.

18.01.2019 - 14:01 [ thetTmes.co.uk ]

Times Letters: ‘German friends’ urge Britain to stay in EU

„Sir, Without your great nation, this continent would not be what it is today: a community defined by freedom and prosperity. After the horrors of the Second World War, Britain did not give up on us. It has welcomed Germany back as a sovereign nation and a European power. This we, as Germans, have not forgotten and we are grateful.“

18.01.2019 - 04:35 [ Order-Order.com ]

Clear Majority Want to Respect the Referendum Result

The latest ComRes poll asked voters whether they wanted to see the referendum result respected and found a clear majority in favour. Excluding ‘don’t knows’ (18%), 65% of people agreed that the result should be respected, while only 35% disagreed.

18.01.2019 - 04:35 [ Matthew Goodwin / Twitter ]

British voters: 75% say current generation of politicians not up to it 74% say politicians not in touch with mood of country 72% say #Brexit shows politics needs a complete overhaul 67% say their voice is not heard in politics today

18.01.2019 - 04:30 [ Express.co.uk ]

You’ve LOST respect! Support for politicians PLUMMETS as chaos reigns – SHOCK EXPRESS POLL

Three-quarters of voters say the crisis-hit EU departure process has shown that the current generation of MPs are “not up to the job”, according to the data from polling firm ComRes. A root-and-branch overhaul of the country’s entire political system is wanted by a massive 72% of people quizzed in the survey. But despite the chaos embroiling Brexit, a majority of voters (53%) still want the result of the 2016 EU Leave vote to be honoured by ensuring the UK’s withdrawal from the bloc and do not want a second referendum to be triggered.

18.01.2019 - 00:48 [ Spiked ]

May is the right PM for these democracy-loathing MPs

Yet perhaps May is entirely the right prime minister for this pathetic collection of politicians. She is a double-speaking technocrat among 650 MPs who appear to have hardly an honest political principle between them. And she is a Remainer in a divided parliament where we now know there is a majority for only one thing – stopping Brexit, and defying the democratic will of 17.4million Leave voters.

15.01.2019 - 06:06 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Theresa May will force SECOND vote on her Brexit deal despite facing huge defeat

She will tell her divided Cabinet when it meets for a fiery discussion on Plan B this morning that the German leader suggested the EU could grant extra concessions once the troubled agreement is shot down.

And that could include persuading Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to agree to an end date to the hated Irish backstop – which the DUP and dozens of Tory MPs have demanded as their price.

A senior Government figure said the PM and Mrs Merkel agreed there needs to be “a blood-letting moment” first.

15.01.2019 - 05:59 [ BT.com ]

Boris Johnson warns of Brexit betrayal backlash against ‘deep state’

(14.1.2018) Mr Johnson said that voters would feel betrayed if Parliament tried to thwart EU withdrawal.

He said: “I think that people will feel betrayed.

“And I think they will feel that there has been a great conspiracy by the deep state of the UK, the people who really run the country.”

15.01.2019 - 05:39 [ Ahmed J Versi ‏/ Twitter ]

PM @theresa_may only spoke to #German Chancellor Angela Merkel this weekend. They discussed about #Brexit and assurances yesterday morning. PM Spokesman did no elaborate on the assurances saying the discussion was private and that they would remain in contact. #Brexitvote

(14.1.2018)

14.01.2019 - 07:52 [ BBC ]

Theresa May says no Brexit more likely than no deal

Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-ditch attempt to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal as Tuesday’s key Commons vote looms closer.

She will use a speech on Monday to warn that Parliament is more likely to block Brexit than let the UK leave without a deal.

14.01.2019 - 07:50 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Remainers unite to call for second Brexit poll – on Theresa May’s deal or staying in EU

A cross-party group of MPs, including Dominic Grieve, the former Conservative attorney general, wants Theresa May to give Parliament a greater say in deciding how Britain leaves the European Union.

It comes after reports emerged at the weekend of a planned “coup” by unnamed senior MPs to grab control of the parliamentary timetable by allowing backbenchers’ legislation to take precedence over the Government’s.

13.01.2019 - 16:51 [ spiked ‏/ Twitter ]

“The most shocking thing about the protests outside parliament is that they aren’t bigger and rowdier. The political class has been insulting Brexit voters and attacking democracy for two years — they deserve huge, angry protest.”

Brendan O’Neill v Anna Soubry on #AllOutPolitics

13.01.2019 - 10:19 [ Daily Mail ]

DAVID STARKEY: Bercow and Grieve think they are political giants, but they represent all that’s rotten in this parliament of pygmies

And there is only one possible name for this one. It has to be the Parliament of Pygmies, presided over as it is by the pygmy-in-chief, Speaker John Bercow, who, early in his period of office, was denounced by one infuriated Minister as a ‘sanctimonious, stupid dwarf’.

Ordinarily all this would be no more than matter for wry amusement. But the times are anything but ordinary. So strange are they, in fact, that the pygmies think they are giants and ape the gestures of the parliamentary greats of the past.

13.01.2019 - 00:59 [ Spiked ]

‘The gilets jaunes are unstoppable’: Christophe Guilluy on the cultural divide driving the yellow vests.

„One illustration of this cultural divide is that most modern, progressive social movements and protests are quickly endorsed by celebrities, actors, the media and the intellectuals. But none of them approve of the gilets jaunes. Their emergence has caused a kind of psychological shock to the cultural establishment. It is exactly the same shock that the British elites experienced with the Brexit vote and that they are still experiencing now, three years later.“

10.01.2019 - 21:08 [ Spiked ]

Speaker of the House of Anti-Brexit

Those 308 MPs were not voting to take back control of Brexit from the government, but from the 17.4million people who voted to leave the EU. They are not ‘rebels’ but the cross-party political wing of the Remain-backing UK establishment, determined to thwart the democratic vote for Brexit at all costs.

Far from defending democracy, Bercow was acting as the agent of this elitist ‘coup’.

07.01.2019 - 21:44 [ Newsweek ]

Bernie Sanders Asked Not to Run in 2020 by Vermont Newspaper, ‚You Need to Know When to Step Out of the Way‘

„We fear a Sanders run risks dividing the well-fractured Democratic Party, and could lead to another split in the 2020 presidential vote. There is too much at stake to take that gamble. If we are going to maintain a two-party system, the mandate needs to be a clear one.“

07.01.2019 - 21:38 [ Des Moines Register ]

Elizabeth Warren staffs up in Iowa ahead of presumed 2020 presidential run

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staffing up in Iowa ahead of a presumed 2020 presidential run.

A spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that Warren, who launched a presidential exploratory committee earlier this week, hired Kane Miller, Emily Parcell, Janice Rottenberg and Brendan Summers.

07.01.2019 - 21:25 [ wgbh.org ]

Warren Names Former Clinton Campaign Aide Press Secretary

Woolheater served as policy chief for Hillary for America and has spent the last two years as policy lead for Oculus VR, a virtual reality company owned by Facebook.

07.01.2019 - 21:09 [ nationalinterest.org ]

Elizabeth Warren Moves Left—On Foreign Policy

Sanders and his allies view foreign affairs as a leading area for improvement on his 2016 run for president as foreign policy. The thinking is that had he assailed Hillary Clinton on a problematic record on Syria, Libya, Iraq as well as the Obama administration war in Yemen, he might well have captured the Democratic nomination.

03.01.2019 - 13:15 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Tomorrow I will also vote No on the rules package, which is trying to slip in #PAYGO. PAYGO isn’t only bad economics, as @RoKhanna explains; it’s also a dark political maneuver designed to hamstring progress on healthcare+other leg. We shouldn’t hinder ourselves from the start.

03.01.2019 - 13:10 [ Ro Khanna, Abgeordneter im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

I will be voting NO on the Rules package with #PayGo. It is terrible economics. The austerians were wrong about the Great Recession and Great Depression. At some point, politicians need to learn from mistakes and read economic history. @paulkrugman @StephanieKelton @RBReich

03.01.2019 - 13:04 [ marketwatch.com ]

Ocasio-Cortez slams ‘bad economics’ of budget deficit rule pushed by Democratic leaders

Khanna and Ocasio-Cortez say they’ll vote against the rules package containing paygo on Thursday. A total of 18 Democrats would need to vote against the package for it to be defeated. A defeat would be an embarrassment for Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to be elected House speaker on the same day.

03.01.2019 - 12:56 [ CNN ]

Ocasio-Cortez, Khanna will vote against House Democratic rules over ‚PAYGO‘ spending restraints

Progressives who support programs like „Medicare-for-all“ and other policies likely to increase government expenditures worry that the rule would create a self-imposed obstacle with limited political upside — and come across as a sign that Democrats are committed to the austerity economics championed, at least rhetorically, by conservative groups.

29.12.2018 - 20:42 [ Haaretz.com ]

Waning Support for Netanyahu Hits His Party in the Gut

An Israel Television News Company survey found that 52 percent of the public does not wish to see him return to the Prime Minister’s Office, while 34 percent do. Not so long ago, the numbers were reversed, in his favor. Something has apparently dented this support.

29.12.2018 - 20:41 [ NPR.org ]

Former Israeli General Jumps Into 2019 Race To Challenge Netanyahu

ESTRIN: What Benny Gantz did today was form a new party called Israel Resilience. The word in Hebrew, (speaking Hebrew), indicates a toughness. And he used the word in a speech last month when he offered veiled criticism of the current leadership. There had been a lot of speculation that Gantz might run for office. When pollsters asked Israelis who they’d vote for, Gantz came in second even before he announced his candidacy. Gantz hasn’t spelled out his political platform yet, but Israeli commentators believe he’ll brand himself a centrist.

27.12.2018 - 17:52 [ Workers.org ]

Macron, austerity, repression and the Yellow Vest revolt in France

So let us be very clear. It is not the Yellow Vests that are xenophobic and racist, but increasingly large components of the French elite. The elites will not hesitate for a moment, when the post-Macron era comes, to entrust power to the far right if necessary.

That is to say, if their odiously iniquitous capitalist order were really threatened; if the French people, thirsty for justice, their hearts full of renewed hopes, shouting for their joy in regaining their dignity, gathered in revolt and aware of their strength, managed to get back on their feet, to become masters of a collective future of solidarity and progress, then the elite would look to the ultra-right parties as their solution.

27.12.2018 - 16:26 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Europe’s centre-left parties poll below 20% for the first time ahead of EU elections

The pounding is expected to be particularly hard because the the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats will have lost one of Europe’s highest polling centre-left parties – the British Labour Party – because of Brexit.

The Istituto Cattaneo study gathers data from polling across the continent and finds that the socialists will likely win 19.7 per cent, down from 24.9 per cent in the last elections in 2014.

27.12.2018 - 15:58 [ theSun.co.uk ]

BREXIT BLUFF: Germans sound the alarm at cost to EU of No Deal Brexit if we don’t give £39bn

If Theresa May’s deal is approved by Parliament next month, Britain will pay a £39billion divorce bill to Brussels.

But if we leave without a deal in March, we may end up paying nothing at all.

26.12.2018 - 12:09 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s Attorney General Must Decide Now on Netanyahu

This is a very problematic message, to say the least. If Netanyahu is dragging a whole country into an early election in the hope of preceding the attorney general’s decision on the corruption investigations, then Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit’s decision to continue the process as if there were no election is tantamount to burying his head in the sand.

26.12.2018 - 12:02 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Elections – Netanyahu Tells Settler Leaders: The Left Will Try to Take Power With the Media’s Help

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told settler leaders on Wednesday that the left will try to take power in the upcoming elections „using the media and others.“

„They can’t be allowed to succeed,“ Netanyahu said at a meeting in Jerusalem, adding that a left-wing election victory „will be a clear danger to the settlement enterprise.“

26.12.2018 - 11:57 [ Haaretz.com ]

Israel’s Extensive Syria Strike Signals: Business as Usual Despite Trump and Putin

The strike in the Damascus area was likely aimed at a specific target such as Iranian weapons depots, but it has a wider geopolitical context

25.12.2018 - 21:47 [ Haaretz ]

Behind the Scenes of Netanyahu’s Decision to Go to Early Election

That morning Netanyahu had taken part in a ceremony swearing in the new Bank of Israel governor, Amir Yaron, and also held a lengthy meeting with the army’s ombudsman, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yitzhak Brik. At 1:30 P.M., half an hour behind schedule, the meeting with the party heads began.

25.12.2018 - 21:40 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Day after election called, Netanyahu green lights new settler homes

A day after announcing new elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu worked to advance and approve 2010 new settler homes.

Separately he has fast-tracked the retroactive authorization of illegally built settler homes on private Palestinian property.

25.12.2018 - 21:35 [ Haaretz ]

April 9 Election Heralds Final Decisive Battle in Israel’s War of the Worlds

Netanyahu’s personal scorched earth campaign against the rule of law is now the battering ram of the right’s assault on democracy

23.12.2018 - 22:08 [ Spiked ]

Britain’s paper-tiger politicians

Indeed, when the history of Brexit is written, 2018 will go down as the year the British political and bureaucratic classes proved they were even more incompetent, weak and ineffectual than many of us gave them credit for.

In their seeming inability to implement Brexit, they have proved how feeble their right to rule was in the first place.

22.12.2018 - 15:35 [ .INFOS ‏/ Twitter ]

ALERTE INFO – Au moins 10 000 personnes à #Paris. Les #GiletsJaunes sont divisés en plusieurs cortèges : à #Madeleine, sur les #ChampsElysees, sur le boulevard Haussmann, rue de #Rivoli… Ils crient „Macron démission“. #22Decembre

22.12.2018 - 15:24 [ actu.fr ]

VIDÉOS. Acte VI des Gilets jaunes en Seine-Maritime : situation très tendue à Rouen

L’acte VI des Gilets jaunes en Seine-Maritime est très tendu à Rouen, samedi 22 décembre 2018. Environ un millier de personnes se sont rassemblées dans l’hyper-centre.

22.12.2018 - 13:29 [ Radio Utopie / Twitter ]

@JLMelenchon Vive la république de la France! Vive la république de l’Allemagne! Vive l’amitié française-allemande!

(8.12.2014)

17.12.2018 - 06:20 [ Spiked ]

Writers under surveillance

The remit of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) includes monitoring figures who potentially threaten national security. And the FBI has long included famous writers on that list.

To them, writers pose a double menace: not only do they pose a potential threat themselves, they might also inspire large groups of people to undermine the status quo, which the FBI is charged with protecting.

10.12.2018 - 09:40 [ CNN ]

Macron to meet unions as pressure over ‚gilets jaunes‘ grows

France’s beleaguered President Emmanuel Macron will hold talks with business leaders and trade unions Monday after a fourth weekend of protests that have challenged his grip on power.
Macron, who will also meet political leaders and local officials,

09.12.2018 - 13:35 [ theSun.co.uk ]

NEVERENDUM: Brexit betrayal as Theresa May’s Cabinet allies hold secret talks with Labour MPs about a second referendum

The Prime Minister’s deputy David Lidington, and Justice Secretary David Gauke, have been in talks with Labour politicians to see if there was support for a second vote – or a Norway-style deal.
Allies told the Sunday Times that most MPs are likely to get behind a second Brexit referendum, further dividing Britain.

08.12.2018 - 15:56 [ Saint Mike #GTTO ‏/ Twitter ]

You’d be forgiven for thinking this is some Middle East crackpot dictatorship. It’s not, it’s France, where the neoliberals’ wet dream, Macron, treats students like this. Ah, ‘moderate’ centrism.

08.12.2018 - 14:18 [ New York Times ]

‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Shake France. Here’s the Lesson for Climate Change.

The gas tax is part of an effort started by France in 2014 to regularly raise the tax on fossil fuels to fight global climate change.

The so-called Yellow Vest protests against the tax increase have become the biggest obstacle yet to such attempts to encourage conservation and alternative energy use.

07.12.2018 - 15:44 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

French police detained peacefully protesting students and treated them like criminals #France #GiletsJaunes #YellowVests #MacronDemission

05.12.2018 - 15:51 [ Spiked ]

Why the left can’t lead the yellow vests

It is telling that when the protests were organised, they bypassed France’s organised left entirely, eschewing not just the political parties, but the trade unions, too. The reaction of some on the left suggests they were right to.

05.12.2018 - 08:41 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit / Twitter ‏ ]

Isn’t it funny how the people who have spent years policing what we say, telling us we are too thick to vote the right way, trying their utmost to subvert the democratic wishes of the electorate, are the same people who tell us to beware of fascists lurking around every corner?

04.12.2018 - 14:19 [ Paul Embery, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour. / Twitter ]

We don’t ‚wonder‘ at all. We know precisely why the liberal establishment is angry. It had become so used to getting its way for so long and is furious that the masses are challenging the status quo.

01.12.2018 - 15:32 [ Paul Embery / UnHerd.com ]

The fake patriotism of the liberal Left – How many truly understand the depth of the Left’s hatred for the nation state?

Something needs to stand in the way of, on the one hand, global corporations, responsible through their ever-increasing hegemony of devaluing national democracy and deracinating communities, and, on the other, liberal internationalists, responsible for the growing sense of cultural and political detachment felt by millions in their own homeland.

The independent self-governing nation state isn’t dead. Not yet. In fact, it may be on its way back.

Rejoice.

01.12.2018 - 15:31 [ Paul Embery‏, firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour. / Twitter ]

Has there ever been another example throughout history of a populace winning a campaign for national independence and the political establishment trying so hard to deny it?

01.12.2018 - 15:15 [ Jacob Rees-Mogg / Telegraph.co.uk ]

Theresa May’s broken promises and Mark Carney’s wild claims are damaging people’s faith in democracy

Although there has probably never been a golden age when a revered establishment was held in high regard both publicly and privately, the current position is worse than normal and continues to deteriorate.

The problem is that people are right to be distrustful, for there is an effort both to frighten and to gull them into acquiescing into a non-Brexit Brexit.

01.12.2018 - 14:44 [ Caitlin Johnstone / Consortium News ]

How to Beat a Manipulator

(17.8.2018) There’s no need to be ashamed of being conned. Realizing that you’ve been, or are being, conned will naturally bring up feelings of embarrassment, but it’s never your fault that someone’s taken you for a ride. Get clear: conning someone is the crime; being conned is being a victim of that crime. That’s how the law sees it in fraud cases. Manipulators would love you to think that it’s your fault for allowing yourself to be manipulated, but that’s just another manipulation isn’t it?

Manipulators use one of our most astounding, useful, and beautiful human characteristics when they con us—empathy. Our innately trusting nature is the reason why we’ve been able to collaborate on large scales to create and innovate in extraordinary ways unseen anywhere else in the animal kingdom.

29.11.2018 - 18:14 [ Spiked ]

Why the Brexit fearmongering won’t work – Elites have always tried to pit economic stability against democratic control.

The Remain campaign put economic risk front and centre – and they lost. And yet the anti-Brexit set still seem convinced that more gloomy prognostications will eventually bring Leave voters to their senses.

They’re wrong. So painfully wrong that it is hard not to put it down to pig ignorance.

29.11.2018 - 17:20 [ Spiked ]

Mark Carney’s Brexit catastrophism – This isn’t ‘forecasting’, it’s economic blackmail.

Yesterday, the UK government and the Bank of England separately presented their analyses of several different ‘scenarios’ for the UK economy after Brexit. Unsurprisingly, given the anti-Brexit prejudices in establishment circles, both conclude that the best result for us would be to remain in the EU.

26.11.2018 - 10:27 [ WorthFightingFor.live ]

A Survival Guide for the ‘Cultural Elite’

They call us the ‘cultural elite’ and accuse us of being out of touch and living in a bubble. We are the novelists, the arts advisors, the journalists and university professors. We work to ceaselessly to transform the culture of this benighted country and we feel threatened by the backlash against us.

We are the educated, the better informed and the socially aware. We believe in the truth of our facts. We must not let the populists and rabble rousers get us down.

Here is a guide for you to maintain your mental wellbeing during this challenging period:

26.11.2018 - 09:12 [ Independent.ie ]

Angela Merkel describes Brexit deal as a ‘diplomatic piece of art’

Mrs Merkel, speaking in Brussels, said: “it’s a historic day, which triggers very ambivalent feelings … it is tragic that the UK is leaving the EU now after 45 years, but we have to, of course, respect the vote of the British people.”

26.11.2018 - 08:22 [ Astrid Portero ‏/ Twitter ]

“Papers this morning report Downing St. has decided upon December 12 for the big Commons vote on Brexit, which is as long as they can possibly leave it before the next EU Council summit on 13th: an indication of how things are looking on the domestic front” #brexit @politico

26.11.2018 - 08:14 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MAY’S D-DAYS: Theresa May will launch a desperate bid to save her ‘historic’ Brexit deal in the Commons after 94 Tory MPs claim EU have won

THERESA May today launches a desperate 17 day campaign to save her Brexit deal as her critics claimed the EU have won.

The PM sealed a ‘historic’ divorce deal with Europe’s 27 other leaders in Brussels yesterday after 20 painstaking months of talks.

The Sun can reveal that the ‘meaningful vote’ to now pass it in the Commons has been fixed by No10 for December 12.

25.11.2018 - 22:22 [ Labour Leave / Twitter ]

‚A second referendum is not off the table in the Labour Party.‘ @RichardBurgon Well it should be! 70% of all labour consitituencies voted for Brexit- do not turn your back on so many Labour working class communities @jeremycorbyn @johnmcdonnellMP #Marr