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Lorna Finlayson · Corbyn Now · LRB 27 September 2018
If the path Corbyn has started to follow is again closed off, there are two foreseeable consequences. The first is that anger and disaffection will find another outlet. While frequent reference to a racist and right-wing public opinion has been a convenient device for the protection of the status quo, there is no virtue in maintaining an opposite fiction of the British people as saints and socialists. The appetite for Corbyn’s vision of a more compassionate and co-operative society coexists with a counter-tendency that has been well nurtured in recent years: the tendency towards suspicion of strangers and neighbours, the scapegoating of the vulnerable, resentment and a desire to dominate others. This tendency was on full display during the Brexit referendum campaign, and was given a formidable boost by the result. (There is no need to choose between the interpretation of Brexit as a protest against a neoliberal political establishment or as expressive of an ill-informed, racist bigotry: it is both.) Islamophobic sentiment and related attacks are on the increase, legitimised by a media which has for years been normalising far-right rhetoric. British liberals like to believe that Americans are a different species but they didn’t think that even the Americans would elect Trump. Boris Johnson – limbering up with carefully pitched comments about women in burqas and suicide vests – is a threat not to be underestimated. And there are fates worse than Boris.

The other foreseeable consequence of the defeat of Corbynism is that what remains of the achievements of an earlier Labour Party will be undone. The combination of the economic consequences of Brexit and another few years at the mercy of the Tories or Labour ‘moderates’ will spell certain death for the NHS (even without Brexit, the health service would be doomed to an only slightly slower demise). In this context, the attacks on Corbyn’s leadership are attacks on all those whose lives depend quite literally on a break with politics as we currently know it.
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Amazing  Agriculture  Machines  Latest  Technology  -  Harvest  of  a  Welsh  onion  in  Japan  ||  israel  novel  new  efficient  Ideas  needsEditing  questionable 
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בתום שנתיים: צה"ל מפסיק את הסיוע ההומניטרי לסורים
בצה"ל מסרו כי במסגרת הפעילות טופלו כ-7,000 ילדים סורים במרפאת היום "מזור לדך" שפעלה בשנה האחרונה. עוד טופלו יותר מ-1,300 ילדים בבית החולים בברייקא, בבית החולים ליולדות והמרפאה בג'בתא ובמסגרת מבצעי "ביקור רופא". עשרות ילדים נוספים נותחו בבתי החולים בישראל.
Israel  aid  Mar15  Quneitra  IDF 
yesterday by elizrael
רווחים בקופות גמל/מסלולי השקעות אקטיבים באופן עקבי, אז למה השקעות פאסיביות? | פורום הסולידית
הורדתי נתונים של כל הקופות בעשר השנים האחרונות, חישבתי עבורן את התשואה השנתית הממוצעת ב-5 השנים הראשונות מתוך הנתון על תשואה כללית בתקופה והתשואה הממוצעת ב-5 השנים האחרונות, וציירתי גרף של שני נתוני התשואה אחד מול השני לכל הקופות (178 סה"כ, מדגם לא קטן):
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yesterday by yevgenyd
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RT : I'm guessing a combination of both. is going rouge.
Israel  from twitter
3 days ago by kcarruthers
Psalm 121 - Wikipedia
Israeli Hasidic singer-songwriter Yosef Karduner composed a popular Hebrew version of Psalm 121, Shir LaMa'alot (2000), which has been covered by many Israeli artists[15] and is a staple amongst synagogue youth groups in Israel and Canada.[16]
israel  judaism  bible  liturgy  psalms 
3 days ago by benjekman
Twitter
RT : 📌 has just claimed that:
>It can “legislate anywhere in the world”
>It's “entitled to violate sovereignty of…
Israel  from twitter
4 days ago by kcarruthers
Israel Chooses Identity Over Democracy
Israel's new law stating that “the right to exercise national self-determination” in the country is “unique to the Jewish people" has been denounced for infringing on the rights of Arab Israelis. But the law's real purpose may be more insidious: to ensure that Jewish Israelis remain in control, even if they become the minority.With the two-state solution all but dead, Israel has determined that its Jewish identity is more important than its democracy. This will be bad not just for its Arab citizens, but ultimately for Jewish Israelis as well.
ps-columns  Israel  laws 
4 days ago by thomas.kochi

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