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Sunday, 25 June 2017

“A Majority of Electors Rejected Austerity Policies”: CP of Britain

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Editor:

Although the CP of Britain is very small (+/-1,000 members), it has support from AKEL in Cyprus, which is one of the major parties there. We now have the colonialists being propped up by the colonials! Certainly, a turnaround, wot?

BMD

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Twelve million people voted for a left-wing Labour manifesto and a majority of electors rejected austerity policies. The Tories have no mandate for five months of public spending cuts, never mind another five years. In raising Labour’s share of the poll by 10 percentage points to almost match the Tories, enthusing huge numbers of young people, Jeremy Corbyn and his leadership have been vindicated. So, too, has the emphasis placed by the Communist Party on the role of mass struggle and class politics in raising people’s class consciousness, confidence, and political understanding. This will help bring further advances for Labour in the new election that will be necessary in the very near future, once Theresa May resigns.

Robert Griffiths

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain    

Some Lives Still Matter More

 

America the Exceptional… Suburban Affluent Effluent lives matter most… both Republicans and Democrats agree

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For the pro-imperialist corporate media and the phoney US left, some lives still matter more. We still aren’t seeing any images of civilians caught in cross-hairs of the assault to recapture the cities of Raqqa and Mosul from the hands of the US/Saudi-created ISIS forces. This is where I depart from elements of the pro-US imperialist left who really believe that the USA could ever be on the right side of history. I don’t want to see any innocents die as a consequence of the wars created, financed, and supported by the USA/NATO/EU axis of domination with their colonialist stooges in the GCC and the racist apartheid state of Israel, while they believe, like Obama, in the arrogant white supremacist position that US intervention is justified in certain circumstances.

19 June 2017

Ajamu Baraka

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Does Russia Force Underage Girls to Take Virginity Tests? Western Media Says “Yes”, Reality Says “Nope”

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Editor:

This is much like the story on alleged gay concentration camps run by Kadyrov in Chechnya. It’s 100 percent pure unadulterated unalloyed bullshit. Nothing more need be said on the matter… read it and see how stupid Western liberals are. They really believe this shit.

BMD

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Did you know that Russian doctors are required by law to check the “integrity” of each and every young Russian hymen, and then report any signs of sexual activity to the police? We didn’t know either! Until of course, we read this brave report published by the Independent:

Doctors in Russia have reportedly been instructed to perform virginity tests on underage girls. […] Health Minister Vladimir Shuldyakov said doctors must follow the order and “inform police about all cases when virginity was lost as well as about cases of pregnancies and abortions involving girls under 16-years-old”. The order instructs doctors to check the “integrity of the hymen” and look for signs of damage.

Where to begin? Well, for starters… Russia’s Health Minister is V I Skvortsova. This Vladimir guy is the health minister of Saratov Oblast, which is sort of like being the head health honcho of Tumbleweed NE. Amazingly, even the garbage Daily Mail article cited by the Independent managed to correctly identify Shuldyakov as the Health Minister of a small region of Russia. However, the Independent simply refers to him as “Health Minister Vladimir Shuldyakov”; Saratov isn’t even mentioned in the Independent’s report. Also, Shuldyakov cancelled his order three days before the Independent published its hymen horror story:

Minister of Health of the Saratov Oblast Vladimir Shuldyakov cancelled his order, according to which doctors were obliged to inform the police about cases of deprivation of virginity and pregnancy of schoolgirls, the head of the press service of the regional Ministry of Health, Aleksandr Kolokolov, told RIA Novosti.

Will the Independent correct its story? Or, at least “update” it? Of course not. Friends… we’re reaching levels of bullshit that’d make William Randolph Hearst blush. He’s the creep who invented the modern “save the young girls from the savages!” tabloid story. So just to recap, the Independent:

  1. Portrayed a provincial official as Russia’s top health official
  2. Reported on an “order” that was cancelled three days prior

What we enjoy most about this hilariously 100 percent false story is that the Independent cited a tabloid… and then somehow managed to make the story even more wrong. Say what you will, but that requires “skill sets”.

18 June 2017

Russian Insider

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/does-russia-force-underage-girls-take-virginity-tests-western-media-says-yes-reality-says

20 June 2017. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… “Atheists are More Intelligent Than Religious People”

Filed under: religious — 01varvara @ 00.00
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Now, I’ve seen it all. Read this. Actually, this is a sign that the secularists in the chattering class are running scared. “We’re smarter than you are! There! Now, shut up!” It’s true that Evangelicalism (and its related cousins in Catholicism and Orthodoxy… and its analogue in Islam, Wahhabism) is a movement of the terminally stupid, but that’s not the gamut of religion. Secularists tend to be fragmented… believers tend to gather in groups. Therefore, secularists see more danger in their intellectual opponents than believers do. More secularists are militantly anti-religious than believers who are militantly anti-secularist. That’s a sign of fear. “We’re more intelligent!” That’s more a sign of insecurity than anything else.

Don’t hate secularists… most aren’t militantly godless or terminally stupid. However, many in the chattering class are so, so have a care.

BMD

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