Jeremy Corbyn

Elections in the United Kingdom. Reflections on a dark moment and on a light of hope

The result of the UK elections was a hard blow to me for various reasons. Despite the negative forecasts and polls, I continued to hope, perhaps naively, for a victory of Jeremy Corbyn until the very end, because it would…

Rabbis write to Jeremy Corbyn to express support and denounce the comments by the UK Chief Rabbi

26th November 2019 Dear Mr. Corbyn – Leader of the Labour Party I write to you on behalf of the Executive Board of the United European Jews organization regarding an unusually disturbing declaration that was today reported in the media…

Jeremy Corbyn Condemns Anti-Semitism, After Criticism from Top Rabbi

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has again condemned anti-semitism, after Britain’s chief rabbi Ephraim Mirvis accused Corbyn and his Labour Party of anti-semitism ahead of national elections on December 12. Jeremy Corbyn: “I made it very clear anti-Semitism is completely…

Letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn signed by Roger Waters, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Angela Davis, Brian Eno and many others

“The coming UK election is indeed a landmark and monumental one as signatories to a recent letter attest. However, we are outraged that Jeremy Corbyn, a life-long committed anti-racist, is being smeared as an anti-semite by people who should know better.…

Jeremy Corbyn is right: billionaires and poverty should not coexist

It’s ludicrous to suggest that we need billionaires to incentivise work and wealth creation. Luke Hildyard for openDemocracy billion pounds is an almost incomprehensible amount of money. One of the most successful tricks that the rich and powerful have pulled…

U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to Challenge PM Boris Johnson in Dec. 12 Election

In Britain, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has formally announced he will challenge Prime Minister Boris Johnson in an election scheduled for Dec. 12. Jeremy Corbyn: “Today we launch the most ambitious and radical campaign our country has ever seen…

Big pharma’s rising prices mean doing nothing is not an option

We have the tools to tackle big pharma’s high prices. Labour has shown it’s prepared to use them. Heidi Chow for openDemocracy 30 September 2019 Expensive medicines are a growing problem the world over and for too long big pharma…

Brexit: it’s time to go back to the people

Ever since the Brexit referendum, three years ago, hundreds of hours have been spent in the House of Commons discussing about a Brexit solution. The British political system seems now to have been overwhelmed by the matter. A snap election…

Jeremy Corbyn: “Lula’s prison is totally unacceptable.”

The leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, defended Lula’s freedom in a statement at the International Social Forum in London on 14 July. “Lula’s prison is totally unacceptable, and I think we should say that we are sending…

London, ironic and creative protest against Trump’s visit

A varied and multicoloured protest marked the second day of the US President’s state visit to the UK. Trafalgar Square was filled with different groups, allied in opposition to the racist, discriminatory, warmongering and denialist policy of Trump: pacifists and…

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