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05.10.2017

Jeremy Corbyn response to Prime Minister May “more of the same” speech

Jeremy Corbyn response to Prime Minister May “more of the same” speech

It´s the UK party Conferences season, Labour had it before the Conservatives but the leaders speeches might as well be seen in reverse. Here is the “response” Jeremy Corbyn MP gives to Theresa May PM´s attempt to appear more caring but in reality representing the same policies of austerity and… »

28.08.2017

London is cloaking environmental racism in respectability – but Zambian villagers are fighting back

London is cloaking environmental racism in respectability – but Zambian villagers are fighting back

By Amy Hall 3 August 2017 for openDemocracy Zambian villagers await a landmark judgement that could help hold British companies to account for their actions abroad. Over 1,800 people from farming and fishing communities near Chingola, Zambia are waiting to hear if… »

04.03.2017

Thousands march in London to defend the National Health Service

Thousands march in London to defend the National Health Service

250,000 people have marched in London today to protest against further funding cuts to health service and social care and the potential privatization of the NHS, threatened by £20 billion of cuts required by the government by 2020. It was one of the biggest rallies in history to save the… »

21.12.2016

France/UK: Lone Children From Calais Left in Limbo

France/UK: Lone Children From Calais Left in Limbo

The government of the United Kingdom should make full use of all existing laws and regulations to accept transfers of unaccompanied migrant children currently in France, Human Rights Watch said today. The government of France should ensure that unaccompanied migrant children on French territory have full access to asylum… »

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… »

19.09.2016

The NHS: The new dividing line in the Labour Party?

The NHS: The new dividing line in the Labour Party?

The crisis in health and social care shows how badly we need an end to the inefficient market-based system. On that score, Team Corbyn looks a lot more convincing than his Labour leadership rival Owen Smith and his allies. By Thomas Mills 15 September 2016 for… »

15.09.2016

UK Nuclear Power: for a moment it looked like sanity might prevail

UK Nuclear Power: for a moment it looked like sanity might prevail

But, Alas! It has not. We reported in Pressenza “Hinkley Point C: UK’s nuclear (rogue) white elephant” how this overpriced and, from just about every point of view, daft scheme should be scrapped altogether rather than just delayed for review, as the new Prime Minister Theresa May announced a… »

21.08.2016

‘UK Officials Patrolling the Internet, on Road to Creating ‘Thought Police’’

‘UK Officials Patrolling the Internet, on Road to Creating ‘Thought Police’’

Human Wrongs Watch 15 August 2016 (RT)* – We have activists who have been detained for saying that they would like to do something – not the fact that they had done something – and this is a worrying trend, Annie Machon, former MI5 agent, told RT. Scotland… »

13.08.2016

“We’re still here. We can still win.”

“We’re still here. We can still win.”

od-UK talks to some of the activists and supporters at the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Altab Ali Park, London. By Eleanor Penny 11 August 2016 for openDemocracy Over the past three years, the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement has raged through the… »

11.08.2016

Ecuador to let Sweden question Julian Assange

Ecuador to let Sweden question Julian Assange

Quito, Aug 11 (Andes).- Ecuadorian Attorney General notified Sweden it agrees to set a date to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than four years. Observing the terms established in the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between Ecuador and… »

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