Royal College of Nursing’s Pat Cullen says Prime Minister Sunak “should ask himself what is motivating nursing staff to stand outside their hospitals for a second day so close to Christmas.”
Month: December 2022
The Perils of Pious Neoliberalism
Amid extreme wealth inequality, Vijay Prashad considers the appeal of reactionary new religious traditions that measure salvation in the present balance of your bank account.
SCOTT RITTER: Consortium News Is ‘Essential’
“It is absolutely essential that outlets like Consortium News exist,” says Scott Ritter in this video message, adding that “this important project” and its “alternative voices” must be kept alive.
Venezuela Condemns US Senate Passage of ‘Bolivar Act’
The Maduro government called the legislation “a violation of economic freedoms and a serious offense to the Venezuelan people.”
Cambridge University’s Course for Spooks
A former MI6 chief and an ex-C.I.A. officer are offering a program for budding intelligence practitioners at Magdalene College, Cambridge — one of several U.K. universities with links to British intelligence, Mark Curtis reports.
US Veterans Join Calls for Ending War in Ukraine
“We want urgent, good-faith diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine, not more U.S. weapons, advisers and endless war,” writes Gerry Condon.
Identity Politics & ‘Anti-Wokeism’ Serve the Same Interests
The more people are fixated on the mainstream culture war, the less likely they are to decide they want to do more challenging things like defund the Pentagon, says Caitlin Johnstone.
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Low-Income World in Multi-Trillion Debt Squeeze
Rising interest rates and slowing global growth risk tipping a large number of countries into crisis, Baher Kamal reports.
Qatargate & the Decline of the European Left
A scandal rocking Europe further undermines trust in politicians nominally on the left, writes Attilio Moro.