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22.01.2017

Chelsea Manning’s commutation of sentence

Chelsea Manning’s commutation of sentence

By Irene Halford All those who supported Manning’s campaign because they believe in human rights, transparency and accountability whilst wanting to adhere to the Geneva Convention, may start to feel optimistic about justice prevailing for a refreshing change. The White House has announced that Mr Obama has commuted the whistle… »

08.12.2016

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will fight against the rise of the populist right

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will fight against the rise of the populist right

This weekend I went to Prague to meet with other socialist and progressive leaders from across Europe to discuss how, together, we will combat the rise of the populist right. The populist right are political parasites feeding on people’s concerns and worsening conditions, blaming the most vulnerable for society’s ills… »

14.11.2016

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

We have joined up with our sister union the National Union of Students (NUS) for a mass demonstration in defense of free, accessible and quality further and higher education and to demand an end to privatization and cuts in universities and colleges. Staff, students and supporters from across the education… »

06.11.2016

Jeremy Corbyn: we need a transparent, accountable Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn: we need a transparent, accountable Brexit

There is nothing more unpatriotic than not paying taxes, and we have spent too long allowing good employers to be undercut by those refusing to play by the rules. Yesterday, I addressed Class – the Centre for Labour and Social Studies – speaking on how we can reverse six years… »

05.11.2016

Work makes you well? After ‘austerity’ comes complicity

Work makes you well? After ‘austerity’ comes complicity

This week the [UK] government announced new health and welfare plans to ‘help’ (or bully?) disabled and sick people. Why are the disability charities so quiet? By Peter Beresford 4 November 2016 for openDemocracy The original political rationale for cuts is now… »

03.11.2016

Anti-Brexit ruling gives surprise ‘victory for Parliamentary Democracy’

Anti-Brexit ruling gives surprise ‘victory for Parliamentary Democracy’

High court ruled government does not have unilateral power to withdraw the U.K. from the E.U. by triggering Article 50 by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams The U.K.’s High Court on Thursday ruled that only British Parliament can decide to leave the European… »

02.11.2016

How to revitalise progressive politics in Brexit Britain

How to revitalise progressive politics in Brexit Britain

By Yanis Varoufakis, DiEM25-Another Europe event at the LSE on October 8, 2016. Before the referendum DiEM25, our Democracy in Europe Movement, and Another Europe Is Possible, joined forces to argue the ‘IN the EU and AGAINST this EU’ line. In town hall meetings, on the streets,… »

01.11.2016

Spain’s ousted opposition leader reveals where the real power lies: with the country’s oligarchs

Spain’s ousted opposition leader reveals where the real power lies: with the country’s oligarchs

Spain’s deposed Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, revealed that banks and newspapers secretly pressured him not to do a deal with Podemos. By Luis Martín 31 October 2016 for openDemocracy Let Mariano Rajoy stay in power or bring on a third round of elections. »

31.10.2016

UK Government says taxpayers will foot excess bill for waste storage…

UK Government says taxpayers will foot excess bill for waste storage…

…at new nuclear plant, documents reveal. Even ahead of new reporting by Observer critics had warned Hinkley C ‘would saddle Britons with eye-watering costs for decades’. by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams The U.K. government agreed to limit what the operator and investors of… »

31.10.2016

Venezuela, the place where death is not a Halloween costume…

Venezuela, the place where death is not a Halloween costume…

…but something that can be found everywhere – in an unnatural way – all year around. By Irene Halford In the usual narrative of a horror movie: you are not safe anywhere as sooner or later Death will find you, or those closest to you, regardless of how much you… »

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