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DWP officials pocket £44 million in performance bonuses despite universal credit debacle

Figures also show DWP ministers spent £35million defending cruel decisions to deny sick and disabled people vital benefits. Civil servants working for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have been handed over £40 million in performance-related bonuses, despite serious … Continue reading

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Corbyn-award saga shows how new left media change narrative – and scare Establishment

The SKWAWKBOX Comment Last Friday, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn received an award – jointly with world-famous author and activist Noam Chomsky – from the International Peace Bureau (IPB) for his “sustained and powerful political work for disarmament and peace”. It … Continue reading

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Adam Curtis: Additional Content

I recently had the pleasure of introducing a new friend to the edifying and entertaining oeuvre of Adam Curtis. For her, and others: a list of links that contain audio interviews with Curtis that haven’t appeared here in previous posts. … Continue reading

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The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil

What’s really in that snack food? Too frequently, the answer is palm oil produced with modern day slavery, child labour, and worker and human rights abuses. Sacrificing the lives, health, and safety of the people who work on palm oil … Continue reading

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Charlie Haden

The incomparable jazz musician Charlie Haden died last week. With numerous impeccable YouTube clips available, my first choice is a performance by the wonderful Liberation Music Orchestra playing Sandino from a TV show called Night Music, mostly for the music, … Continue reading

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