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HOW BRITISH COLONIZERS CAUSED THE BENGAL FAMINE

"But recent research by the economist Utsa Patnaik suggests there’s more to this story. Her work reveals that the inflation wasn’t incidental, as most have assumed, but a deliberate policy, designed by the British economist John Maynard Keynes and implemented by Winston Churchill" (New Internationalist)



Arron Banks v Carole Cadwalladr

"The libel action brought by Arron Banks, the man behind Britain’s biggest political donation, ever, of £8 million to fund the Brexit campaign, against Observer and Guardian journalist Carole Cadwalladr is big potatoes. At stake are lawyers’ costs of £1.75 million, the ability for reporters to investigate Russian interference in our democracy and free speech in Britain in the 21st Century." (Byline Times)


and in media news...


MRC Weekly Digest – 21st Jan 2022

"Scientific academy The Royal Society has produced research showing that banning misinformation from online platforms is ineffective, essentially driving it ‘underground’ like a black market: “While illegal content that incites violence, racism or child sex abuse must be removed, legal material that runs counter to the scientific consensus should not be banned, the report said” – suggesting that instead, a “collective resilience” should be fostered. (FT)"


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