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Go Private for the Treatment You Need, NHS Tells Patients

NHS patients are being refused treatment, discharged too early and pushed towards private referrals.

Michael Hudson on Truth Jihad Radio Discussing Super Imperialism, Rentierism, and the American Political Duopoly

Michael Hudson gives a wide-ranging talk, including American policy in the post-war era, how economics ignores debt, and class warfare.

Using the Climate Crisis: Whitney Webb Discusses Global Elites’ Takeover of Nature

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 18/11/2021 - 5:26am in



As world leaders, celebrities, business moguls and activists alike descended on Scotland for the COP26 climate summit, behind the scenes powerful financial groups were and are attempting to rewrite the rules of international trade and to privatize nature under the guise of sustainability.

While there has been a great deal of finger pointing, the enormous and tangible changes necessary to steer the planet away from devastation are yet to appear. The world is still on course to warm 2.4°C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, according to a report from Climate Action Tracker. Anything above 2°C is generally considered to be catastrophic and could lead to societal collapse across the globe.

While high politics has understandably made the headlines, a cartel of international bankers is attempting to use the crisis to rewrite international capitalism for their own benefit.

Our guest today, Whitney Webb, has been monitoring these developments carefully. In an article published earlier this month, she wrote:

The most powerful private financial interests in the world, under the cover of COP26, have developed a plan to transform the global financial system by fusing with institutions like the World Bank and using them to further erode national sovereignty in the developing world.”

Webb is a writer, researcher and journalist who, between 2017 and 2020, was a staff writer and senior investigative reporter for MintPress News. She currently writes at The Last American Vagabond and Unlimited Hangout. Today, she also discussed a recent article she wrote entitled “Wall Street’s Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class.” Under the guise of promoting sustainability, the global financial elite are attempting to force through more privatizations of the natural world, to the point where nature itself — the system that sustains human life — will have a value assigned to it (and will therefore be able to be bought and sold).

Describing this as “a new way to loot,” Webb outlines how businesses could attempt to extract rents from us for the water we drink and air we breathe; a very visceral form of late-stage capitalism.

Join us today for a free-flowing conversation on these important and worrying topics.

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Why Minnesota, Known for Charter Schools, Is Now Joining a Nationwide Trend for Community Schools

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 10:12pm in

Minnesota, the birthplace of charter schools, is now adopting an approach to school improvement that focuses on bulding rather than competing

More supportive housing for semi-independent seniors

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 5:09am in

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives asked me for a ‘big idea.’

I wrote about the need for more supportive housing for semi-independent seniors.

Here’s my submission: https://nickfalvo.ca/more-supportive-housing-for-semi-independent-seniors/

More supportive housing for semi-independent seniors

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 13/11/2021 - 5:09am in

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives asked me for a ‘big idea.’

I wrote about the need for more supportive housing for semi-independent seniors.

Here’s my submission: https://nickfalvo.ca/more-supportive-housing-for-semi-independent-seniors/

New Report Highlights Corporate Funding of Police Foundations, Which Encourage Police Militarization and Thwart Reform

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 19/10/2021 - 3:55am in

Corporations funnel significant funds to anti-reform police foundations, while publicly supporting PR campaigns for police reform.

For-Profit Charter Schools Provide an Entryway for Private Investors to Exploit Public Education

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 28/09/2021 - 2:05pm in

An in-depth study of how investors in charter schools loot the businesses, and students predictably lose out.

Direct Contracting Entities: The Latest Scam to Privatize Medicare

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 28/09/2021 - 8:55am in

Direct Contracting Entities are another scam from the usual suspects. Please sign the petition at the end

Michael Hudson on Renegade Inc.: China’s Fortune Cookie Crumbles

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 27/09/2021 - 8:50pm in

Michael Hudson discusses China's campaign to limit the influence of Western investors.

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