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Trump’s budget balls-up

by JBB — last modified May 24, 2017 08:30 PM
Michael Roberts Blog | President Trump’s economic team have release their plans for the federal budget over the next ten years. It is a combination of wildly optimistic economic growth forecasts, vicious cutbacks in public services and environmental measures; and significant cuts in corporate taxes and personal taxes for the rich.

Getting Assange: the untold story

by JBB — last modified May 21, 2017 01:21 PM
By John Pilger | Znet | Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and “rendition”.

Global Left vs. Global Right: From 1945 to Today

by JBB — last modified May 21, 2017 01:18 PM
by Immanuel Wallerstein | The period 1945 to the 1970s was one both of extremely high capital accumulation worldwide and the geopolitical hegemony of the United States. The geoculture was one in which centrist liberalism was at its acme as the governing ideology. Never did capitalism seem to be functioning as well. This was not to last.
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