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27.11.2019

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

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 wrong in our society. Our party did make it clear… »

08.11.2019

Fracking: how the police response is threatening the right to protest

Fracking: how the police response is threatening the right to protest

Will Jackson, Liverpool John Moores University for The Conversation The UK government has announced an immediate moratorium on fracking. The decision came after new scientific analysis concluded it was not possible to “rule out future unacceptable impacts”. Opponents of the controversial process of shale gas extraction have… »

07.11.2019

‘Vindication’ for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful

‘Vindication’ for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful

“XR protesters have been raising the alarm about the climate crisis. We need to listen to that alarm, not outlaw it.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Extinction Rebellion activists in London celebrated Wednesday after a high court ruled that the protest ban imposed… »

15.10.2019

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

Spanish nationalism loses the plot

The English nationalism unleashed by Brexit is not the same as the Spanish nationalism unleashed by the Catalan crisis. Not yet. Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte for openDemocracy 14 October 2019 Imagine if what just happened in Spain, happened here. Imagine if the Scottish government declared the… »

07.10.2019

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Science Daily reports “New study, published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty.” The research was carried out because “Infant mortality rate (IMR) has risen for the last four years in England, yet the role of increasing levels of child poverty in explaining… »

02.10.2019

Historic immigration vote at Labour Conference represents sea change in attitudes among UK labour movement

Historic immigration vote at Labour Conference represents sea change in attitudes among UK labour movement

Mohamed Elmaazi examines how the Labour Party Conference’s historic pledges on immigration mark a significant departure from the racism and xenophobia which was deeply entrenched in parts of the UK labour movement over the past century. This article is published jointly by The Interregnum and Pressenza. I attended the… »

27.09.2019

Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centers in historic conference vote

Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centers in historic conference vote

By Mohamed Elmaazi for The Canary The Labour Party has passed a historic vote on immigration policy at its party conference in Brighton. The second-to-last vote on 25 September included a commitment to “close all detention centers”, “reject any immigration system based on incomes” or a person’s “utility to business”,… »

24.09.2019

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogation of Parliament unlawful. Unanimous Supreme Court judgement

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson prorogation of Parliament unlawful. Unanimous Supreme Court judgement

The UK Supreme Court 11 justices have delivered a unanimous and damning judgement on Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament for five weeks, according to him in order to prepare the next Queen’s speech (something the judges say it only takes five or six days) but in actual fact in… »

20.09.2019

Global Climate Strike in London and the World

Global Climate Strike in London and the World

Time is running out to prevent a Climate Change disaster. The signs are clear, the science is clear and it’s also clear who is attempting to deny them. Glaciers are melting, the sea is warming up, coral reefs are dying, ice caps are shrinking, islands are sinking, hurricanes… »

06.09.2019

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

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 called in 2017 not only did it fail… »

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