BREXIT UPDATE 60: The Internal Market Bill: the Second Reading: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 60: The Internal Market Bill: the Second Reading Last Monday (September 14), the Internal Market Bill underwent its Second Reading (which is really its first stage; the First Reading is just its brief formal introduction to the House).

Birdwatcher’s Corner (7): Welcome to the World

By Nico Arcilla and Maren Hackmann-Mahajan Whatever we may be going through in these turbulent times, new life is all around us as we move into autumn, and many young birds are making their first migration. We dedicate this edition of Birdwatcher’s Corner to all those caring for new life, and to young birds in particular, with their courage and resilience that belies their fragility.

BREXIT UPDATE 59: The Internal Market Bill: The Brexit Drama Resumes: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 59: The Internal Market Bill: The Brexit Drama Resumes It’s so long since I wrote a Brexit Update and the row that has now broken out is so complicated that it is useful to start with a recapitulation of the plot so far in relation to Boris Johnson’s deal with the EU. Boris’s Deal:  the Plot so Far

A Friend Replies to a Correspondent

A correspondent wrote to Norman Finkelstein, who forwarded it to a friend of his.
I will forward this to an Indian Hindu friend of mine for his opinion.
Professor Finkelstein, I would first and foremost like to thank you for all the work you’ve done; it’s had a great effect on the lives of both myself and my friends.

“Courtroom at Risk”: Assange Trial Abruptly Halted After US Attorney Exposed to COVID-19

During the fourth day of resumed Julian Assange extradition hearings the judge has unexpectedly halted proceedings due to one of the lawyers possibly being exposed to coronavirus. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said the London hearing has been adjourned until at least next Monday, pending the US government&;s attorney awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.

“Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen”: Imminent Eviction Wave is Coming!

The eviction moratorium  last Friday nearly four months after the US economy effectively shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than 12 million renters &; all behind on rent payments because of the virus-induced recession &


Well I awoke this morning to the moans and groans not from what is happening around the world but from a mother cow giving birth to her young calf - this is one of the daily sounds that abound whilst living next to a large dairy farm out here in the English countryside. The noise [&;]

Live Session Tonight: The Coup Enters Phase 3: Co-opted Generals & Insiders

Good Afternoon (FL Time) my Newsbud and CommonSense Patreon Networks. Log in to my Patreon Network tonight at 9:00pm ET (New York Time for those of you outside USA). This will be a closed session, accessible only to Newsbud &; CommonSense Patreon members. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/iHmzOzpCSeo Here's the time: Thursday, June 4, 9:00 p.m. [&;]

“Keep Them in a Bubble”: Army Unit Deploys To War Zone During COVID “New Normal”

On Monday Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said that for the Pentagon and armed services a &;new normal&should be expected for &;an extended period of time&

Months After Supporting Military Coup, WaPo Admits Bolivia’s Elections Were Legit

The Washington Post published an yesterday from a research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology showing that there was no fraud in

A Stunning 400 Million People Are Now on Lockdown in China

Guangzhou, the capital of China&;s southwestern Guangdong Province and the country&;s fifth largest city with nearly 15 million residents, has just joined the ranks of cities imposing a mandatory lockdown on all citizens, effectively trapping residents inside their homes, with only limited permission to venture into the outside world to buy essential sup

US Officials Admit Covert Tech Program is Fueling Iran Protests

After major protests hit multiple cities across Iran in November following a drastic government slash in gasoline subsidies which quickly turned anti-regime, broad internet outages were reported — some lasting as long as a week or more nationwide — following Tehran authorities ordering the blockage of external access.

The Board of Deputies’ Ten Commandments to the Labour Party: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

“Do Not Kill Your Protesters”: Trump Warns Leaders of Iran as Anger Grows

Protests in Iran have spread for  after student-led demonstrations and clashes with police at a Tehran university Saturday saw crowds chanting &;death to liars!&

BREXIT UPDATE 56: Labour’s Brexit Tragedy: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 56: LABOUR’S BREXIT TRAGEDY Looking back on the Brexit Updates that I have been posting since January, I can see many warning signs that foreshadowed the disastrous outcome of the 2019 General Election.  In terms of Brexit, the two main reasons for the defeat were: 1) the timing of the election; and 2) Labour’s incoherent Brexit policy.

Trio of Instigators by Henry Finkelstein

Trio of Instigators  by Henry Finkelstein
Note: I asked my eldest brother, Henry, who knows everything about just about everything, his reaction to the alleged &;anti-Semitic terrorist attack&; in New Jersey, as reported by the New York Times).

BREXIT UPDATE 51: The Run-Up to the General Election: Guest Post by Deborah Maccoby

BREXIT UPDATE 51: THE RUN-UP TO THE GENERAL ELECTION Yesterday (Tuesday October 29), the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly to hold a General Election on December 12.  But on Saturday (October 26), when I posted the last Brexit Update, it seemed that Johnson’s plan for a December 12 election was about to fail; it appeared very unlikely that he would muster the required two-thirds majority for his motion, to be debated on Monday (October 28), for a December 12 General Election, to be held under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act.  So what has happened in the past four days?

Forensic Pathologist: Epstein’s Body Bore Signs of Homicide by Strangulation NOT Suicide

In August, the results of convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy revealed that the hyoid bone was broken in the billionaire’s neck, as by the Mind Unleashed.