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21.04.2018

The World Development Report produced by the World Bank almost completely ignores workers’ rights

The World Development Report produced by the World Bank almost completely ignores workers’ rights

12 April by Peter Bakvis for the Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt The World Bank decided last year to devote the 2019 edition of its flagship annual policy review publication, the World Development Report, to the theme of the future of work. Preparation of the WDR 2019… »

20.04.2018

Stephen Lawrence: his death changed British law forever but trust in police has yet to recover

Stephen Lawrence: his death changed British law forever but trust in police has yet to recover

Benjamin Bowling, King’s College London for The Conversation The story of Stephen Lawrence, the teenager murdered in 1993 is distressing, infuriating and inspiring. Distressing because of the horrific way he died, stabbed by a gang of attackers on a London street, and frustrating because of the ineptitude of… »

18.04.2018

[UK] Windrush generation latest to be stripped of their rights in the name of ‘migration control’

[UK] Windrush generation latest to be stripped of their rights in the name of ‘migration control’

Tendayi Bloom, The Open University for The Conversation Some of those who came legally to the UK as part of the “Windrush generation”, many of whom are now elderly, have lost their jobs, homes, and bank accounts after being unable to demonstrate their legal status. They… »

16.04.2018

The Legality of the UK’s Air Strikes on the Assad Government in Syria

The Legality of the UK’s Air Strikes on the Assad Government in Syria

Opinion of Professor Dapo Akande, Professor of Public International Law & Co-Director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law & Armed Conflict, University of Oxford, posted by Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party 16 April 2018 1. I have been asked by Tom Watson… »

13.04.2018

Escalating the armed conflict in Syria is a monstrous debacle

Escalating the armed conflict in Syria is a monstrous debacle

We reproduce here a number of statements by the voices of reason that are trying to prevent a murderous bombing of Syria in which more civilians will die and the possibility of escalation into an all out war, including a nuclear war, cannot be dismissed. Conscience: Taxes for Peace not… »

12.04.2018

Drones will soon decide who to kill

Drones will soon decide who to kill

Peter Lee, University of Portsmouth for The Conversation The US Army recently announced that it is developing the first drones that can spot and target vehicles and people using artificial intelligence (AI). This is a big step forward. Whereas current military drones are still controlled by people,… »

11.04.2018

Sanders: Trump has ‘no legal authority’ to bomb or attack Syria

Sanders: Trump has ‘no legal authority’ to bomb or attack Syria

“It is Congress, not the president, who determines whether our country goes to war and Congress must not abdicate that responsibility,” declares Independent senator from Vermont by Jon Queally, staff  for Common Dreams With expectations high that President Donald Trump will order airstrikes or a bombing campaign… »

11.04.2018

How Chinese products went from cheap and cheerful to weapons in US trade war

How Chinese products went from cheap and cheerful to weapons in US trade war

Qing Shan Ding, University of Huddersfield for The Conversation Tensions are escalating between China and the US over trade. The Chinese government has announced retaliatory measures on a range of American products including cars and some American agriculture products after the US listed 1,333 Chinese products… »

11.04.2018

On The Threshold of War

On The Threshold of War

By Paul Craig Roberts, April 9, 2018 “The Russian view is simple: the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.” — The Saker https://russia-insider.com/en/russia-ready-war-mood-prime-time-tv-grim/ri23019 “The US generals, unlike… »

09.04.2018

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Racism is truly alive and kicking in British society, not least in liberal, progressive universities. This was evident in early March when a black female student released a video of people shouting “we hate the blacks” outside her room… »

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