“As the necessity of extending the eviction ban grows ever more obvious, we must remember: Your landlord is not your friend. They are not your genial host. They sustain themselves by leeching from you all they can get, in exchange for which they occasionally send someone round to fix the boiler.”
“Continuing to agitate that the genocide be recognised further challenges those who make themselves complicit in a historical crime by abetting its denial. This, for now, includes the UK Government.”
Sean Bell: To remember the Armenian Genocide remains an act of defiance
While everyone needs a cheer right now, impeachment distracts from the huge political realignments needed to confront successive global crises. That’s why, insofar as we enjoy the spectacle, we will always have that dirty feeling.
Source Direct: Trump Derangement Syndrome
Mob violence should be condemned. So should Trump’s role in it. But the deeper question is how such an obviously unfit character not only won in 2016, but almost repeated the trick in 2020.
Source Direct: Anarchy in the USA
“Political punditry has often castigated Netanyahu over his efforts to give a legal basis to the de facto annexation reality on the ground; but will all this condemnation by the political establishment make any difference or is it just the usual lip-service to satisfy their conscience and to save face?”
John Mitchell: Only effective sanctions can halt Israeli annexation
Beyond the Noise is a regular Source podcast with David Jamieson, looking in detail at stories in the headlines. For this edition Jamieson is joined by Michael Billeaux, a sociology PHD candidate at the University of Wisconsin and a participant in the Black Lives Matter movement. They discuss: 1:00 – What is the status of […]
Beyond the Noise: ‘The world is on our side’ – where next for Black Lives Matter?
“The president and his advisers are debating whether it is worth infecting and killing larger numbers of people in order to keep as much of the economy going as possible, and therefore minimise the catastrophic damage to both profits and the wider integrity of the system.”