Sunday, September 24, 2017
Above is a Catalan cartoon that shows how the Spanish media's coverage is likely to continue to be in the coming week before the Catalan independence referendum on October 1.
Shown on the left is a crowd of peaceful protesters holding signs that say "We will vote" while on the right the Spanish press focuses on a single act of destruction.
I would suggest that it is not only Spain's mainstream media that makes this mistake.
(Found via http://www.valeriecollinswriter.com/)
Sunday, September 17, 2017
|[Photo: © CES - Centro de Estudos Sociais ]|
" 'This is a crisis caused by deregulated financial capital that speculates on the misery of the people. The more countries go bankrupt, the richer this system gets...'
The world today is facing a deep crisis. Yet at the same time, the neo liberal growth model is still presented as the only possible option. The Portuguese sociologist Boaventura de Sousa Santos exposes the myth and made it his life’s mission to build an epistemology of alternatives."
Read more in English from source here.
Friday, September 15, 2017
From this astonishing website which uncovers exactly why the "housing shortage" exists in the UK...
"Together, UK corporate bodies and overseas companies own around 13 million acres of land – roughly a third of England and Wales.
But who owns the remaining two-thirds? Aristocratic families and trusts? Farmers? Charities? Householders? It’s clear we still have much work to do…"