Private Eye Still Keeping up Media Anti-Semitism Smear against Labour

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The media smears claiming that Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party are viciously anti-Semitic seem to have died down somewhat recently. This is no doubt due to Labour having folded and succumbed to the immense pressure to adopt the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism in toto, which is being used, against the wishes of the man who devised it, to silence criticism of the state of Israel and its murderous oppression of the Palestinians. But Private Eye seems determined to maintain the smear.

In last fortnight’s issue, for 11-24 January 2019, the magazine chortled in a piece, ‘What the Papers Don’t Say’ on page 7, about how the Groaniad did not report how Emily Thornberry, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, was jeered when she said at a Jewish charity event when she said that Jeremy Corbyn had been too upset to address the Labour party’s anti-Semitism claims. Which was in contrast to…

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LibDems accused of cloning Labour’s ground-breaking party political broadcast

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DWP is not engaging with expert calls for change to Universal Credit says Select Committee

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DWP-Department-for-work-and-pensions-500x320.jpgThe Work and Pensions Committee is today launching a new inquiry into what the Government calls “natural migration”: the process by which people claiming existing benefits move onto Universal Credit if they have a change in their circumstances.

Universal Credit has now been rolled out to every Jobcentre in the country. This means that if people who are already claiming benefits under the old system have a change in their circumstances (for example, if they form part of a new couple, or separate from an existing partner), they can’t make a new claim for the old benefits. Instead, they have to make a whole new claim for Universal Credit.

The Government calls this “natural migration” to Universal Credit. However, people who transfer onto Universal Credit in this way aren’t eligible for any transitional protection payments and so may see a change in their income from benefits. For many people, this…

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At last Liam Fox has struck a free trade deal. Shame it’s with apartheid warmonger Israel

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Desperate May regurgitates IRA smear in PMQs. She might want to take a look at this

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Donald Trump’s war on transgender people, continued

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This 23 January 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

ACLU: Trump’s Anti-Trans Ban Has No Military Justification, Is Driven by Animus & Discrimination

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court revived President Donald Trump’s plan to ban transgender people from serving in the U.S. military. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court lifted two lower court rulings that had blocked the ban from going into effect on constitutional grounds. Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented. A third injunction remains in place for now. We speak to Chase Strangio, staff attorney at the ACLU, which is challenging the Trump administration’s ban on servicemembers who are transgender.

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Dutch corporate Cold War fake news

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This 2016 video from the USA is called Faux News (A Fox News Parody).

What is ‘fake news’? According to United States President Donald Trump, and to Donald Trump’s United States ambassadors, and to the European Union, it is news which they don’t like.

According to internet corporations like Google and Facebook, it is news which is pro-peace, ‘too liberal’ ‘too leftist’.

According to corporate media, it is news on small blogs and other web sites with no corporate or governmental links.

In reality, corporate media are often the purveyors of really ‘fake’ news. Eg, German daily Bildzeitung with its hoax on a supposed ‘sex mob’ of ‘criminal’ refugees. Or the ‘faux news’ of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, of Murdoch’s Sun daily and of other Murdoch media.

In the Netherlands, in 2014 it turned out that articles by Perdiep Ramesar…

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Today’s News: Gov. shutdown, Storm troopers, Mueller, Giuliani, N.C. seat, Church and State, Teachers’ strike

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By Robert A. Vella

The weird keeps getting weirder.  Here’s the news for today:

Government shutdown

Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate will vote on two bills aimed towards ending the worsening government shutdown which is now beginning to severely impact the lives of federal workers, the agencies they serve, as well as the people and businesses that depend on them.  The first bill was written in haste by Republicans to facilitate a disingenuous move by President Trump offering a temporary halt to his administration’s assault on DACA recipients (i.e. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) – which the courts have so far deemed unconstitutional – in exchange for harsher rules against asylum seekers and of course funding for his border wall.  This bill has no chance to achieve the filibuster-proof 60-vote threshold for passage.  The second bill is similar to the one unanimously passed by the senate before the shutdown, and…

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Tony Blair hangs out with actual fascist and nobody’s screaming…

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Brexit: Jacob Rees-Mogg urges Theresa May to suspend parliament if MPs back plans to block no-deal exit | The Independent

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