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UG#687 - Is 50 Years Enough? (The JFK assassination and the 9-11 Attacks)

13-07-2014 05:15

This week we conclude Mark Gorton's Fifty Years of the Deep State, which centers on 9/11, though it pursues avenues which we have not explored much on the show before. This is accompanied by veteran Deep Politics researcher, Peter Dale Scott, speaking on the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. Numerous parallels present themselves between the 9/11 and the JFK assassination, from the set up to the government cover-up commissions that strove in the face of huge evidence to the contrary to forge a shallow political narrative.

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The courage of Iranian women.

11-07-2014 09:53

Women across Iran are posting photos of themselves without the hijab to a dedicated Facebook page called "My Stealthy Freedom".

The Facebook page was set up just over a week ago, and already has 130,000 "likes". Almost all are from people in Iran, both men and women.

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'No ILF, No Life' 4th July Independence Tea Party

05-07-2014 18:30

Placard and T-shirt

Yesterday the 4th of July 2014, independent living fund receipents supported by many disabled activists and other campaign groups held an independent living fund tea party at the DWP.

Wearing the bright yellow t shirts with no ilf no life we made our way to HQ....they placed crash barriers in front of the visitors doors and placed G4s security guards behind the crash barriers. I spoke to one of them and said that we had a right to protest against the Government who were hurting disabled people so cruelly with one horrendous policy after another. He said yes you have. But you are not coming in

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Put your hands up and slowly step away from the wheelchair.

02-07-2014 20:53

"Making a hand gesture of someone with a severe disability, the police officer mocked the activist. It reminded me of a sketch from the worst of a Bernard Manning show. The other officers greeted the impression with chilling laughter, nothing more than a reflection of the thoughts, gestures and actions of this government to the most vulnerable in our society." – ACAB

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Interrupting of Pan-Greek hunger strike: Statement of detainees

02-07-2014 00:14

Today, Tuesday 1 July we interrupt the collective pan-greek hunger strike we started against the law making process for the high security prisons.

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Rediscover hope, anarchists are urged

30-06-2014 11:30

Anarchists are being urged to rediscover hope and, with it, the power to create the future.

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Newsflash: Labour Doesn’t Care About You

27-06-2014 17:03

The Class War continues
It turns out the Left can move people – just not very far or in very interesting directions.

Seeing as how these things are usually rained out or freezing, The People’s Assembly at least managed to pick a nice enough day for their “No More Austerity: Demand the Alternative” march on Saturday (June 21st).

It’s a shame they couldn’t also have picked a more inspiring message – begging the government to stop the public service cuts they’re ideologically committed to and demanding a new Labour government as the only ‘alternative’ they can imagine. Hardly an Earth shatteringly radical call to arms for the poor and oppressed. But they do have Russell Brand, so that’s something.

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The ‘Asian Century’ and ASEAN integration: contradictions and challenges

26-06-2014 11:44

Talk given by Sonny Melencio, Chairperson of Partido Lakas ng Masa-Philippines (PLM), during the Socialist Alliance Conference in Sydney, Australia on June 7, 2014

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Short Films: My Message to the Government #MyMsgToTheGov

24-06-2014 15:51

"Hands of Our NHS" People's Assembly National Demo Against Austerity 2014
5 short films were made at the People's Assembly National Demonstration in London (21.06.14). People attending were asked to contribute a one sentence message to the government. The messages were collated to produce 5 short films. The films highlight the impact of government cuts on a diverse range of issues affecting our community.

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50,000 March Against Austerity to a Media Blackout

24-06-2014 10:08

Activists from across the North of England, including coach loads of protesters from Hull, York, Sheffield and Leeds joined a 50,000 strong demonstration in central London against the Austerity programme of the Conservative led coalition Government.

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URGENT support needed at Yorkley Court Farm

23-06-2014 16:54

**Support needed now - Please get the the site**

Bailiffs attempted an illegal eviction at Yorkley Court Community Farm this morning & are still there and its likely they will try something on the bottom strip tonight.

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Bakunin-The Spirit of Revolt

23-06-2014 12:41

The bicentenary of Mikhail Bakunin's birth marked by meeting acroos the UK including one in London

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The 3-in-1 revolution

21-06-2014 03:32

At the risk of oversimplifying the definition of revolution, I dare say it involves three dynamics: critique and destruction of the existing social order, building a new world, and the continuous reinvention of the self.

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Disgusting Tories try to extend 'Universal Credit' on the sly

20-06-2014 18:40

Pie this and pie it hard!
Those disgusting Tories try to extend 'Universal Credit' on the sly...

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IDEAS FOR FREEDOM 2014: Their class war and ours

20-06-2014 13:58

A weekend of socialist discussion and debate hosted by Workers' Liberty

Thursday 3 - Saturday 6 July
Mostly at University of London Union, Malet Street, WC1E 7HY

For more information and to book tickets online visit

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Struggle for National Democracy

20-06-2014 13:45

This book by Jose Maria Sison is a historical record of the legal struggle for national liberation and democracy against U.S. imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism in the 60s and early 70s. It was the principal legal study material in discussion groups and schools of national democracy which educated the youth cadres and militants from 1967 through the First Quarter Storm of 1970 to the declaration of martial law in 1972.

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Philippine agrarian reform: Powerful law, ineffectual bureaucracy

15-06-2014 10:35

When the original CARP program that was passed under President Corazon Aquino was in danger of unraveling, the peasant movement came together and pushed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms, or CARPER, through Congress in 2009.

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UG#685 - The US Deep State, 1963-1981 (Coup of 63, The Cabal, Watergate Coup...)

14-06-2014 18:44

This week, I read the first half of one of the most remarkable essays I have ever come across on the subject of Deep Politics. In our first hour, we read Mark Gorton's compelling Fifty Years of the Deep State which traces a secret thread from the assassination of JFK, through the assassinations of RFK & MLK to Watergate, Ford, Carter and up to the Iran hostages affair. Our first hour concludes with Peter Dale Scott speaking on the US "overworld". In our second hour, a deconstruction of the Ford presidency and the Watergate coup from the inimitable Webster Tarpley.

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Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup

13-06-2014 09:17

Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, anti-democratic agenda

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USA - Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Death Penalty

12-06-2014 00:11

Tthe self-proclaimed 'civilized' USA is incapable of getting its execution methods right - which have resulted in many botched executions. It's inconceivable that all this is happening in the land that preaches human rights to the rest of the world.