27 July

'I'm sick of hearing about the wounded. What about all the thousands of wonderful guys who are fighting this war without any of the credit or the glory that always goes to those lucky few who just happen to get shot' _ Frank, M*A*S*H

July 27, 2009 · 1 min read

The Korean war ended today in 1953 with a ceasefire, although technically, as a peace treaty has never been signed, it is still going on today.

‘I never would have made the attack and risked my men and my military reputation if I had not been assured that Washington would restrain General MacArthur from taking adequate retaliatory measures against my lines of supply and communication.’ Chinese commander General Lin Piao


Greenwash

Alethea Warrington describes how the fossil fuels industry hopes to change its image but not its practice

Frontline workers and Covid-19: a carer’s account

Ndella Diouf Paye writes about her experiences working as a carer for a private company

The state of things to come

Politicians, the state, and the market have failed to come to terms with Covid-19. Can 'people power' navigate a way out of the crisis? K Biswas introduces the TNI Covid Capitalism Report


Pints, patriotism and precarity

Oli Carter-Esdale explores the weaponisation of the pint and asks: where next for the hospitality sector?

UK, hun?

Materially, the UK is not a nation – with fewer common experiences than ever before, from schools and policing to borders and governance – argue Medb MacDaibheid and Brian Christopher

What key work really means

While economic activity slowed down during the Covid-19 crisis, accumulation of wealth continues for capitalists at the cost of key workers’ health and wellbeing, writes Notes From Below

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