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The #WindfallTax was a tax on "the excess profits of the privatised utilities" introduced by the 'New @UKLabour' government of Tony Blair in 1997, following a manifesto commitment to impose a "windfall levy" on the privatised utilities.

Was it any good?
New Labour's #WindfallTax came after 18 years of Tory rule, which had seen #neoliberal privatisation of many state-owned assets, at prices which many considered too low.

It aimed to "put right the bad deal which customers & taxpayers got from the privatisation of the utilities".
The #WindfallTax produced a one-off income to the Govt of £5 billion, used to fund the New Deal, a questionable 'welfare-to-work' (workfare) program, & capital investment for schools & 'Learndirect', a training provider owned by the private equity firm Queens Park Equity.
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In order to try to unite the country, & regain some pride in #Britain 🇬🇧, we urgently need either a Royal Commission - or a Public Inquiry - into news media funding & ownership by overseas-based, foreign, & non dom multi-millionaires & billionaires.

Just a handful of overseas-based, foreign, or non dom multi-millionaires & billionaires own or fund swathes of our "news" media, including, but not limited to: the Sun; the Times; the Mail; the Telegraph; the Independent; the Spectator; Spiked; talkTV/Radio, & GB "News".
They all use harmful & divisive culture war rhetoric daily, demonising minorities, the public sector, migrants, the poor, young people & the Left, & they all use dangerous populist nationalist rhetoric, deliberately designed to divide, provoke, gaslight & outrage their audiences.
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I got home this morning after an overnight shift in the pediatric emergency department.

I rarely share personal reflections based on my clinical work as a #pediatrician via @twitter, but I'm allowing myself this exception.

#omicron #COVID19Qc #N95sForAll

A thread 🧵 1/21...
2/ I started my winter holiday stretch of shifts by working on #Christmas evening and finished it by ringing in the #NewYear last night while taking care of sick & injured children with a phenomenal (but overworked & somewhat demoralized team) at the children's hospital.
3/ Let me re-iterate at the outset that I've always been opposed to @francoislegault @coalitionavenir's imposition of the #curfew because of its harmful impacts on many of the most marginalized people in society.…
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Alte Schuhe recyled. Jaja. Neuwertige Turnschuhe werden recycled.
Hätte ich Euch sagen können.
Warum glauben Leute, jemand würde ihre alten, kaputten Turnschuhe gebrauchen können? Ist mir ein Rätsel.
- Recycling pervers: Vernichtung neuer Sportschuhe
- Zweifelhafte Versprechen: Industrieländer wollen Urwald retten
PR-Mogelpackung: Bäume pflanzen fürs Klima
Ich kann da nun nichts sehen, was einem zuvor nicht bekannt gewesen sein sollte. Neoliberales Denken rules!
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The #Zapatista tour of #Ireland, a long aul’ thread (but pix and vids!) to wrap up

In 1994 indigenous peasants in the mountains of SE Mexico rose up against #neoliberal capitalism, their latest struggle in 500 years of resisting colonialism…

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN Zapatista women at La Realidad
If you need a backgrounder, here's Mick McCaughan, ex-Latin American correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian introducing why the #Zapatistas matter:

27 years later, they hold liberated territory the size of Munster –

governing themselves from below

with a powerful #womxn’s movement

practicing #AgroEcology

and with their own culture, education system, community media...

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#neoliberalismo sim porque é centro, porque é moderado

O neoliberalismo morreu? Se entendermos por neoliberalismo algo que os eternos estatistas (revolucionários ou reformistas) e os impávidos anarquistas travestidos de liberais, os ancaps (anarco-capitalistas) definem como \1
tal, neoliberais como sinônimos de “isentões” em matéria econômica, como “globalistas” porque contra o nacional-populismo e aventuras fascistas, ele definitivamente faleceu?
Este excelente e sintético texto dá uma ideia clara de PORQUE NÃO, NÃO MORREU. Eu diria que enquanto \2
libertários, ancapistas, socialistas e outros espécimes da fauna internética bradam, neoliberais ou “social-liberais” trabalham, na surdina, e moldam o mundo a sua imagem. Confiram aqui:
A morte do neoliberalismo é um grande exagero… via @NeolibBrasil
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Not just "shoddy papers", but the wholesale (no pun intended) #neoliberal destruction of scientific inquiry (as well as a couple of bizarre "cash for impact factor" schemes in #China)...
...@gentraso's essay is worth reading on its own, but it is also a review of @StuartJRitchie's Science Fictions, 'Required reading for everyone' @AdamRutherford.…
Excellent article on citations in #humanities journals by @PeterHerman4 from 2018…genuinely disturbing if read with @gentraso’s essay on #impactfactor. I wonder if and by how much the situation differs for #Criminology journals? @threadreaderapp #unroll…
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What is happening in #Aldama, Chiapas? A thread:
Under the nose of government and with incentives from political parties and “social programs,” territorial conflicts have escalated across the Mexican countryside;
And in #Chiapas, several such conflicts (Nuevo San Gregorio, Moisés Gandhi, Chilón, to name a few) have worsened as the June 6th elections approach.
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Nations that fail economically gradually become Hyper-Nationalistic.
To name a few over the last century and in recent cases studied up to now included the 3rd Reich, Italy, possibly Imperial Japan due to USA Sanctions before WW2, USSR, and India and the USA(as seen under Trump).
Definitely, #China, as we study its example in a Political Science Masterclass, has become more and more nationalistic, since 79
The recent spade of CoronaVirus coupled with President Xi's style of governance will lead Chinese rhetoric to create more nationalistic hyperbole!
Also, Malaysia, which was largely a lame-duck nation with hardly any notable say on any sort of geostrategy or geopolitical matters, became extremely right-wing and Ultra-Nationalistic under @chedetofficial when the 1997 AFC- Asian Financial Crisis, swept away most of the region
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1/11 A real problem is the notion that there is something called 'objectivity.' This is a myth. There is no theory--not a single one--of truth that withstands scrutiny. We don't know what truth is and can never know.
2/11 Qualitative scholars, including critical theorists, acknowledge their own social locations relative to the subjects at hand, empowering readers to ferret out not so much bias as the perspective from which authors perceive their topics. It's a necessary honesty.
3/11 We should note here further that quantitative scholars do not escape bias. They are merely excused from the requirement to talk or even think about that bias.

Numbers *never* tell a whole story. Statistics are about aggregates.
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As far as “ Black Empowerment “ and “Bootstraperism” in the #ADOS communities are concerned academia will also concede to the data that suggest these theories are apart of a concerted effort to disenfranchise #ADOS.
“When viewed as a scientific project; #culteraldeterminism encounters several crippling problems. For Instance, violent crime can be attributed to a culture of violence. We never learn what causes some societies to be violent in the first place”.
“Instead, the outcome is used to explain itself- (which is an exercise in CIRCULAR REASONING) that lacks SCIENTIFIC VALIDITY. According to @SandyDarity, lateral mobility among non-#ADOS races contradict this ideology”. #FHTE
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#Neoliberal deregulation & pure free-market #greed caused the 2008 financial crash, leading to a decade of #austerity which left Britain vulnerable to #COVID19.

Yet since 2009, Britain's richest 1,000 people INCREASED their wealth by nearly £500 BILLION.

British cities (home to 55% of the population) shouldered 74% of the #austerity cuts, even though care costs have increased year on year, & 99.9% of the UK population did not contribute to the financial crash IN ANY WAY.

Northern English cities were - OF COURSE - hardest hit.
Under the guise of #austerity, successive Governments introduced: crippling student debt; the collapse of affordable housing; the absence of secure jobs; outsourcing; MORE privatisation; unprecedented cuts to disability support & the introduction of the sadistic Universal Credit.
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Questions you will NEVER hear asked on any @BBCNews or @BBCPolitics shows:
Here's another question you will NEVER hear asked on any @BBCNews or @BBCPolitics shows:

When things go wrong in a socialist or a communist country, #socialism & #communism are blamed, so why is it that when things go wrong in a capitalist country, #capitalism is NEVER blamed?
Here's another question you will NEVER hear asked on any
@BBCNews or @BBCPolitics shows:

What role do the influential state broadcaster's news & political shows play in shaping public opinion about #neoliberal free-market #capitalism?
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Hi. I'm a #Catholic theologian. I'm up, I have coffee and I'm live tweeting #FratelliTutti : (1/n)
Creating this doc, "I have felt particularly encouraged by the Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, with whom I met in Abu Dhabi, where we declared that “God has created all human beings equal in rights, duties and dignity, and has called them to live together as brothers and sisters” (5)
"As I was writing this letter, the Covid-19 pandemic unexpectedly erupted, exposing our false securities..Anyone who thinks that the only lesson to be learned was the need to improve what we were already doing, or to refine existing systems and regulations, is denying reality."(7
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The US government is using cstolen from the #Venezuelan government as part of a hearts and minds campaign on behalf of opposition figure #JuanGuaidó.
by @AlanRMacLeod…
Alan MacLeod looks at the role of the media in fomenting popular support for the #regimechange operation in #Venezuela.
By @AlanRMacLeod… #FridayVibes #fridaymorning
Much of #LatinAmerica is in meltdown with #coronavirus cases soaring, bodies piling up, and anger mounting as a new wave of #neoliberal leaders who openly reject individualism amid collective public #health crisis pour fuel on the fire.
by @AlanRMacLeod…
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Abro Hilo
Sra. @DeniseDresserG

Su columna "Yo acuso" en la que denuncia "negligencia" de #AMLO y de #LopezGatell en el combate al #Coronavirus solo demuestra su ENORME ignorancia y la burbuja social en la que vive... 👇 Image
Acusa falta de voluntad del gobierno pese a que TODOS LOS DIAS da una conferencia de prensa exclusiva sobre #COVID19...

Se visitan los Estados...

Se da atención prioritaria donde más se necesita, lo que se refleja en la NULA saturación hospitalaria...👇

Declara que se empuja a miles al contagio #COVID19

Lo que deja claro que NUNCA se ha dado una vuelta por colonias populares o subido al transporte público

Dónde comprobaría LA ENORME FALTA DE CONCIENCIA de ciudadanos que no usan la mínima norma de higiene: el cubrebocas👇
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The #deficit #myth #deficitmyth by @StephanieKelton #MMT modern monetary theory
Myth N. 1: The #state should budget like a #household
#RealityCheck : unlike a household, a #SovereignNation, which owns its national #centralbank, issues the #currency it spends
Myth N. 2: #deficit is evidence of #overspending
#RealityCheck: look to #inflation for evidence of over spending
The purpose of #taxes is not to pay for #government expenditures but to help rebalancing the #wealth distribution #MMT
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Clarifications à l’intention de tous #thread
Ce n’est pas être #raciste que de s’opposer aux racailles qui volent, cassent, insultent, violent, agressent plus que tout le monde et à l’immigration incontrôlée qui importe ses problèmes et ses conflits sur le territoire
Ce n’est pas être #islamophobe que de s’opposer aux fondamentalistes religieux qui menacent et brutalisent jusque dans leur propre famille et cherchent à imposer par la terreur la barbarie liberticide dans nos vies. Toutes les religions sont concernées.
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There is something simmering under the surface with regard to the #WageSubsidyScheme #Covid19, that many employers in the country are availing of, and it’s going to explode when Revenue comes looking for their debt from the employees.
Further info on this here:…
In the wage subsidy scheme, Revenue calculates 70% of your average net pay from Jan/Feb 2020 and gives it to your employer to give to you. Cash in hand so to speak, doesn’t go through the tax part of the payroll system, just gets added to the amount that lands in your bank.
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Abro hilo. Entró en vigor el #TEMEC, lo que es bueno para México y para nuestros socios #EUA y #Canadá, sobretodo como están las cosas. Me siento afortunado de haber contribuido con esto y agradecido de con todos las personas involucradas. Comparto 5 reflexiones. Iniciando la negociación formal en 2017
1) Algo que -después de todo- hizo coincidir al Presidente @lopezobrador_ con sus antecesores y con al menos una parte del pasado #neoliberal, también a Demócratas y Republicanos en medio de la polarización de EUA y a los sectores privados, no puede ser tan malo. Firmas del Tratado y su Protocolo Modificatorio
2) Fue una negociación que México y Canadá no buscaron, pero que llevaron a buen puerto para mantener la idea de Norteamérica y su integración económica. No es poca cosa, dada la política comercial del Presidente Trump y en un contexto mundial anti-globalización y complicado Llamada de los Secretarios Videgaray y Guajardo con el Presi
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How did #Syria, devastated by war and economic siege, have such striking success in controlling the #COVID19 pandemic? How did it emerge with the lowest number of deaths in the entire Middle East region?…
Resistance leader Hassan Nasrallah criticises the response of western countries to the COVID19 crisis.…
#Cuban expert - the key failure of #neoliberal governments is that they have not placed human beings at the centre of their attention. Social inclusion is the necessary force to control #COVID19.
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WTF? @CIA Bryan Dean Wright fearmongering against #Progressives - "Who is attacking us? Its #Antifa... These are ppl that we faced back in 60's, 70's & early 80's. These are ppl who are far Leftists... took many yrs to finally put it down. Now this same group who's allied.. "
...w/ a #DemocraticSocialist, we're talking the #BernieBros...they're back w/ bricks & firebombs..."

He then talks of arming themselves against this "BernieBros threat" - vigilante justice - "It's you & me & everyone watching this program arming OURselves."
Bernie's #NotMeUs #Revolution addressed #RacialInequality #SystemicRacism #CriminalJusticeReform.

#GeorgeFloydProtests are addressing a part of this, yet vocal rightwing ppl are calling protests riots, ignoring our own American #Revolution protests.

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Qué me dirías si supieras que fui subdirector de Difusión en la Sria de Programación y Presupuesto, encabezada por quien después fuera presidente de México, exacto, CARLOS SALINAS... perdón por nombrarlo 🤭

Va el hilo

@FerBetancourt9 @TCiceronis @RetourneRex @L1BRETA @aracelibs
Soy abogado por la UAM, ingeniero civil por la UNAM y doctor en Políticas Públicas por el Tec de Monterrey... seguro pensarás que soy un #tecnócrata y #neoliberal, cierto? Ah y me incorporé al PRI desde 1973, a mis 19, seguro ni habías nacido!!
Y si te dijera que fui secretario particular de una leyenda del priismo, cuando este fue secretario de Desarrollo Social, cuando fue líder nacional del PRI y hasta cuando fue candidato a la presidencia de la República... me dirías #Prianista???
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The pretensions of the #USA and the #UK have been stripped bare by the #Pandemic. #Neoliberal systems failed to protect lives. Only the anti #China hysteria and the #pandemic sceptics hide this. Strong public health systems are crucial.…
The COVID19 pandemic has laid bare the human disaster that is hegemonic liberalism, a project of the Anglo-American powers. In terms of the basic protection of human life the virus shows there are few countries whose performance is as bad as that of the USA and the UK.
Corpses at St John's hospital, Far Rockway, #NewYork…
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