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Jeremy Corbyn Sends Message To Manchester Bomb Victims
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaking to Sophy Ridge (Sky News, 21/05/17).
Jeremy Corbyn - 'All bombing is wrong'
"I Want a World of Peace": In Exclusive Interview UK Labour Head Jeremy Corbyn Opposes Bombing Syria
Three months ago, Jeremy Corbyn shocked the world when he was elected head of the Labour Party in Britain, becoming the country’s opposition leader, vowing to return the Labour Party to its socialist roots,
championing the renationalization of public transportation,
free university tuition,
and a national maximum wage to cap the salaries of high earners.
Corbyn has been a longtime antiwar activist who once chaired the Stop the War Coalition.
Last week he voted against authorizing Prime Minister David Cameron to begin bombing Syria.
A day before the vote, Cameron accused Corbyn of being a terrorist sympathizer for opposing airstrikes.
At the U.N. climate summit in Paris, Amy Goodman sat down with Jeremy Corbyn in his first U.S. TV/radio interview since being elected Labour leader. He discusses why he opposed the bombing of Syria, his refusal to drop a nuclear bomb anywhere if he were prime minister, and his call to determine who is funding ISIL.
Jeremy Corbyn - Times They Are A Changin' final-H264 MP4 1920x1080.mp4 (Liam Moore)
Listen to Change Is a Comin! by Liam Moore on @AppleMusic:
Cannot find the original version (odd), so this will have to do:
Once you figure out whom the globalists are, and what their pathetic wealth hates:
your free speech,
and that there is an all out war upon you, the wise man,
only then will you possess the endurance and courage to research, learn, and stand up for yourself, no matter the destiny, as it is an illusion,
You have 1 chance on this wonderful planet, in this ONE of as LIFETIME cahnce. Resist them with all your spirit!
Not everyone whom is soft spoken, with a smile, is your friend. They will stab you deep in the back, as that's what they are.
Always follow your instinctive (gift). Everyone has that potential; it is for YOU to discover.
If you have discernment, you know right from wrong.
I know my purpose, no matter the pain.
This, from a time before globalists started their all out WAR on US, based solely on our ignorance and failure to be forever vigilant, PROUD, knowing WHO you are, and relying on your divine UNOBSTRUCTED destiny.
They may ravage the body (vehicle), but will NEVER ravage the soul. EVER.
Karma will be their justice.
From farm to pharmaceutical, diesel truck to dinner plate, pipeline to plastic product, it is impossible to think of an area of our modern-day lives that is not affected by the oil industry. The story of oil is the story of the modern world. And this is the story of those who helped shape that world, and how the oil-igarchy they created is on the verge of monopolizing life itself.
John McAfee's New Company is Making a Killing in Bitcoins, But No One Gives a Damn
...and if you're not looking for the obvious....
Then go read from this: aim4truth.org/2017/05/24/truth-news-headlines-may-24-2017/
Nothing surprises me anymore.
Libyan officials have now arrested the father and brother of the Manchester bomber who have links to ISIS and Al Qaeda. Manchester bomber Salman Abedi apparently wasn't the only member of his family to harbor extremist views as Libyan officials arrested both the the suicide bomber's younger brother and father between late Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Hashem Abedi, who was born in 1997, was arrested in Tripoli on Wednesday evening by the Libyan counter-terrorism force Rada on suspicion of links to the Islamic State, a Libyan spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday.
A Libyan security spokesman told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the father of the Manchester bomber has also been arrested in Tripoli. Earlier Abdel-Basit Haroun, a former security official in Libya, told The Associated Press Wednesday that he personally knew Ramadan Abedi, the father of Salman Abedi, and that the elder Abedi was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group in the 1990s. The group had links to Al Qaeda.
As a mark of respect for the victims of the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday, I suspended The Labour Party's General Election campaigning after consultations with the Prime Minister.
Following further discussions with all the main parties, Labour will resume local campaigning tomorrow, followed by a phased return to national campaigning on Friday.
The British people are united in our resolve that terror will not prevail. It will not prevent us going about our daily lives or derail our democratic process.
Resuming democratic debate and campaigning is an essential mark of the country’s determination to defend our democracy and the unity that the terrorists have sought to attack.
I ALSO got this from Jeremy Corbyn`s FacBook page: https://www.facebook.com/JeremyCorbynMP/photos/a.468063663871.262492.330250343871/10155389161728872/?type=3&theater
The spirit in Albert Square, Manchester, last night was deeply moving. I saw a people defiant, refusing to be divided, refusing to give in to hatred. I felt so proud to be among those people, as I’ve felt so proud of the way Manchester and our whole country have responded to this attack.
I AS WELL got this from THE LABOUR PARTY MANIFESTO 2017 : FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW: http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017/safer-communities
Labour will recruit 10,000 more police officers to work on community beats ...
They Are Killing Small Business:
The Number Of Self-Employed Americans Is Lower Than It Was In 1990...........................................
Full >> dailywesterner.com/news/2017-05-23/they-...than-it-was-in-1990/
Salman Abedi, bomber in the Manchester attack, traveled to his parents' native Libya just days before he carried out his attack. Additionally, he may have traveled to Syrian terrorist locales as well. From The Independent: Salman Abedi returned from a visit to Libya just days before carrying out the Manchester attack and may have travelled to terrorist strongholds in Syria, it has been revealed. The 22-year-old’s potential links to Isis militants and recruiters around the world are being probed by investigators attempting to find out how he was able to transport a nail bomb into Manchester Arena and use it to massacre 22 people. A family friend told The Independent Abedi and his brother, Ismael, remained in the UK when their parents returned to Libya with the rest of the family four years ago but travelled back and forth to the war-torn country. Chaos engulfing Libya since the British-backed removal of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 has left armed groups including Islamist factions battling for control as smugglers launch thousands of refugees from its shores. Isis has gained a foothold in the country, using it for terror training camps that were bombed by the US
in January over intelligence that “external plotters were actively planning operations against Europe”. Abedi’s movements inside the country are unclear, but France’s new interior minister said he may have travelled onwards to Syria. “All of a sudden he travelled to Libya and then most likely to Syria, became radicalised and decided to commit this attack,” Gerard Collomb told BFMTV. Asked whether Abedi was part of a larger terror network, he replied: “We don't know yet. In any case, links with Daesh (Isis) are proven.” Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, confirmed Abedi had recently returned from Libya and the nature of his attack suggested he may have had support. “It was more sophisticated than some of the horrific events that we have seen in the past or in other parts of Europe so people are reasonably wondering whether he did this on his own,” she told the BBC. “When this operation is over, we will want to look at his background and what happened, how he became radicalised and what support he might have been given.”
If you want to prevent terror, then, stop bombing other countries!
Thirteen Reasons Why: America’s High Schools Are Creating (Another) Lost Generation
Netflix’s recent announcement that it would be producing a second season of Thirteen Reasons Why has raised new questions about the disastrous state of the US public school system and its effects on the economy.
“Hey, it’s Hannah Baker,” says the show’s protagonist, played by a stunning Katherine Langford in the opening episode. “Get settled in. Because I'm about to tell you the story of my life. More specifically, why my life ended.”
The Thirteen Reasons’ portrait of how a stifling, bureaucratic system progressively cuts this teenage girl to pieces, eventually driving her to death, provides a dramatized, insightful reflection on (another) emerging lost generation.
The statistics are grim: a third of 18- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. live at home according to the US Census Bureau. Homeserve USA finds that nearly one in three Americans can’t come up with $500 to fund an emergency. As if that were not enough, according to the US Congressional Budget Office, governments have saddled today’s young with more than $100 trillion worth of pension and healthcare debts.
The harder truth depicted in Thirteen Reasons Why is that today’s high school graduates emerge with few skills, little education and a sanitized view of the world. In short, they are totally unprepared to take on the challenges they face.
Following are Thirteen Reasons Why:
1. Thirteen years in jail
In Thirteen Reasons, Hannah, the bullied protagonist has no way to escape a toxic environment. Her helpless position progressively worsens and eventually drives her to suicide.
Because education is compulsory in the United States, Hannah lives in a de facto prison. She cannot change schools or classes without parental approval and undergoing a humiliating bureaucratic process.
An education system that prioritized learning would put students at the center, leaving them free to choose their schools, classes, teachers and programs.
2. American kids can’t vote
The challenges facing American kids are exacerbated by the fact that they aren’t allowed to vote. They thus have little stake in the system, no sense of responsibility and adopt a de facto poise of helplessness.
3. Students come last
None of the dozen studies reviewed for this article assessed the US public education system based on students’ needs.
Governments prioritize public education based on its effects on national competitiveness. Businesses focus on getting skilled workers (whose training they don’t want to pay for). Teachers’ unions focus on salaries and working conditions.
The upshot is that students’ interests come last.
4. Bloated administrations
America spends more per student than any other country yet ranks 14th in terms of results, behind Russia. Must of this is due to legions of highly-paid administrators that clog the system with rules, regulations and forms, few of which prioritize education.
5. Kids taught to worship government; shun individual responsibility
The young have always been concerned with social causes. It’s thus hardly surprising that teachers would encourage students to prioritize government’s role in healthcare, welfare and environmental regulation.
However today’s public schools offer essentially no counter arguments about individual responsibility.
High school graduates thus emerge as easy prey for politicians who claim that near-unlimited government spending and borrowing are the cure for the nation’s problems. (See the Krugman con).
6. Public schools teach no marketable skills
The greatest indictment of the public school system’s actual performance relates to the fact that students graduate with no marketable skills.
If America’s kids emerged from schools able to read, write, do basic math, type, work as a team and use a half dozen common software packages, they would have something to show for their 13 years in the slammer.
7. Banning Ayn Rand and Huckleberry Finn
Socrates’ motto at the Agora was to “question everything.” However public schools prioritize politically correct doctrine that consciously excludes key ideas and concepts.
Ayn Rand, the most important philosopher of the 20th century, is essentially banned from the public system, as is Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, which Hemingway cited as the root of American literature. History teaching in America, as Niall Ferguson has noted, is sanitized to the point of rendering it almost counterproductive.
8. State-directed curricula: one size fits all
Students vary as do the communities they live in. However a disproportionate amount of teaching is dictated by bureaucrats. This leaves teachers little flexibility to adjust based on students’ needs.
These differ based on whether the school in located in poorer neighborhoods where many students come from single family homes, or in upper middle-class professional communities where traditional family structures are more common.
9. Kids graduate clueless about finances
Public schools teach essentially nothing about managing money, likely the single most important life skill a kid could have. Students graduate thus thinking that borrowing is fine.
This leaves them prey to America’s biggest predatory lenders: big universities, which have managed to saddle youth with $1.2 trillion worth of debts, many of whom have little to show for it.
10. “Hoop jumper” worship: drives out the talented and curious
One of the biggest weaknesses in public and private schools is their collective worship of “hoop jumpers,” - that universal collection of the obsequious sorts that clutter Dean’s lists and other “Top Students” awards.
This wouldn’t be a problem if schools were able to correctly identify top performers. However heavy state-defined curricula force teachers to “teach to the test.”
This leads to the advancement of drone-like students who are able to recite mindless data, massaged concepts and formulas, and more dangerously: with the need to guess and kow-tow to what teachers want them to say.
Worse, in two centuries of public schooling, teachers still fall for that old trap of giving the best marks to kids with nice hand-writing or to math students who get the wrong answer but manage to “show their work.” Students who challenge conventional thinking are smiled at and given a B.
The upshot is the students with drive, curiosity and creativity are quickly driven out.
The number one students - like John Maynard Keynes, the father of modern economics, who taught that the best way to get rich was to spend more than you earn - rocket through the system, and now run the nation’s central banks and university economics departments.
You get the picture.
11. Powerful unions
In a world in which students are stuck in de facto prisons, teachers, who spend more time with them than their parents do, ought to be their biggest backers. They aren’t.
Teachers thus need to accept the lion’s share of the blame for the disastrous state of American schools.
That blame starts with the fact that teachers’ first priority has been to band into powerful unions, which put salaries, benefits and vacation time first and students’ interests last.
12. Millionaire teachers
True, teachers perform one of society’s most useful functions. However during a time of strained public finances students’ needs must come first - not teachers’ salaries.
The teachers’ unions have been hugely successful. Median compensation for US workers is $28,900. Teachers earn $58,000, almost double that amount.
The gap between teachers and those communities they teach in is exacerbated by the fact that gold-plated, state-guaranteed pensions mean that public school teachers generally retire as millionaires.
If teachers were paid at market rates, there would be more money available to fund students’ needs such as smaller class sizes, libraries and computers.
13. Mediocre teachers that can’t be fired
Teachers begin their careers ranked among most socially-committed of any professionals. But as with any human beings, a change takes hold of teachers once they acquire tenure and can no longer be fired.
Office hours and volunteer activities shrink, emails from students and parents are returned slower, if at all. The upshot is that many of the best teachers decline towards mediocrity as their careers advance.
The takeaway for the alternative investors, who wonder how the American public could so easily fall for politicians, economists and central bankers that are running US productivity into the ground, the answer is clear.
America’s public schools may be leaving their graduates incapable of assessing the stakes.
Published on May 23, 2017
Our hearts are broken, but our resolve has never been stronger.
We are determined that terrorism will not divide our communities, as its perpetrators clearly intend. Our deeper strength, the compassion that brings together people of all faiths, beliefs and ethnic groups will prevail.
Those who died will of course always be remembered by their loved ones, their families and friends. But they will also live on in the hearts of the British people.
Robert Peston / 23 May 2017 at 9:19am
Talking to politicians and their advisers this morning they have no idea how long the election campaign will be suspended; like the rest of us, they are in shock.
For some time the normal argy-bargy between the political parties will feel wholly wrong, and indeed trivial; what unites us as a nation will be more important than the differences.
But that won't last, especially since this atrocity is a cynical attack on that normal argy-bargy, or on our freedom, democracy and way of life.
It really matters that what separates us from the terrorists is that we air our grievances with non-violent debate though our democratic structures and processes.
Manchester Arena blast: What we know so far: http://www.itv.com/news/2017-05-23/manchester-arena-blast-what-we-know-so-far/
So political leaders and people agree on one big thing: we have to proudly stand up for our system of resolving our differences, as the best way of showing terrorism is never the answer to a problem.
We must get back to the peaceful business - and it is that word "peaceful" that matters - of choosing who to represent us in a new government, though not until we have shown the proper respect to and solidarity with the grieving families.
Last updated Tue 23 May 2017
Police: 22 dead and 59 injured in Manchester suicide bombing
All election General Election campaigning has been suspended
MY (verynewtothis) condolences to these families and to the British people, for whatever that it is worth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jeremy Corbyn in Hull to announce their Arts for education policies
Policy Updates - Jeremy for Labour: http://www.jeremyforlabour.com/policies
Arts policy launch
Over the past six years, £42.8m has been cut from Britain’s Arts Councils. Cuts to local government have meant library closures and cuts to opportunities. And for many people, work is increasingly precarious and consuming, with a lack of childcare provision and rising fees and barriers to education and training.
Under a Jeremy Corbyn led Labour government, that will change. Austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity – and for every pound invested in the arts, £1.06 is generated for the economy.
At the heart of our plan to rebuild and transform Britain, we place a vision for a well-funded, independent, dynamic arts sector.
1. Arts policy at the heart of the government’s policy making agenda.
From opposition, Labour will commit to delivering a strategy for a publicly funded arts, culture and heritage sector in government, fit for the 21st century.
We will create a cross departmental cabinet committee in Parliament on the arts and creative industries.
2. Reinstating and expanding funding for the arts in Britain
We will increase funding to the arts so that it reaches the European average.
We will restore grant in aid funding of the Arts councils. Cultural budgets will be devolved to regional levels so that decisions can be taken locally about how best to use arts funding to equip.
3. Access for all
We will introduce a new arts pupil premium to schools in England and Wales, and will fund its introduction in Scotland.
We will support the recognition of dance and drama as national curriculum subjects in their own right.
We will introduce a new bursary and scholarship scheme for the arts, aimed at improving access for disadvantaged students.
4. Protecting artists and performers
We develop and enforce transparent national policy and guidelines on minimum standards of artists’ pay and conditions.
5. Safeguarding our galleries, museums and libraries
We will defend free access to museums and galleries and place an immediate moratorium on all privatisations in the sector.
We will create a legal obligation for local authorities to provide a comprehensive library service.
6. Protecting the BBC
We will defend the licence fee as a means of funding an independent BBC.
We will support the continued development of devolved regional television news and local radio.
jeremy Corbyn campaign speech (22 may 2017)
Plus, Jeremy Corbyn gave a great speech in Zebedee's Yard in Hull on the 22nd May 2017. In his bid to become Prime Minister, he is travelling around the UK in an attempt to gain support.
Jeremy Corbyn on the General Election Campaign
Intrinsic instincts. They fool some, but not all.
For those who have already forgotten the past....let your instincts guide you.
Phunny , BUT, Naught...
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