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29.11.2018

Brexit or no Brexit, life-changing medicines already aren’t getting through

Brexit or no Brexit, life-changing medicines already aren’t getting through

HEIDI CHOW 29 November 2018 Big Pharma is hurting the NHS [UK National Health Service] at its core – here’s what we need to do, if we’re bold enough. Warnings of price hikes, supply problems and stockpiling under a no-deal Brexit has pushed medicines into… »

10.11.2018

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Julian Manley, University of Central Lancashire for The Conversation I am sure they are an estimable bunch, but Preston Council are not the locomotive of the UK economy. We Conservatives know that it is only a strong private sector economy that can pay for superb public services. When… »

13.10.2018

Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

Inspired by Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in the 1980s, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants) is a queer group that stands in solidarity with other communities facing state violence and media attacks. In the current political climate, migrants bear the brunt of far-right violence, face demonisation in… »

05.09.2018

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

By TOM KELSEY 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy Hinkley Point C is the latest in a long string of misguided nuclear policies. Hinkley Point C makes no sense, least of all for electricity consumers. The foreign companies building the nuclear power station, EFF and… »

09.08.2018

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

…in spite of negative vote from the Senate, with a little help from the Pope. Disappointing news for activists demanding safe and free termination of pregnancy (as opposed to back street, often lethal, abortions in particular for the less well off) in Argentina and supported by similar campaigns in many… »

23.07.2018

UK: A national government would only deliver for the rich

UK: A national government would only deliver for the rich

By DIANE ABBOTT MP 21 July 2018 “The national interest” always ends up meaning the interests of the banks, financial services and industrialists. There is a growing chorus of voices calling for some kind of national government. Sometimes it is expressed by saying that politicians should come together… »

22.07.2018

Ecuador to withdraw asylum for Assange – Reports

Ecuador to withdraw asylum for Assange – Reports

21 July 2018 (SPUTNIK)* — Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno is not planning to meet with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who resides in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, during the president’s upcoming visit to the United Kingdom, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry said on July 19. A source close to the Ecuadorian… »

09.07.2018

British Jews are speaking out on Israel. Will the progressive community have our back?

British Jews are speaking out on Israel. Will the progressive community have our back?

We expected attacks on anti-occupation voices by Britain’s Jewish communal leaders. Now our progressive Jewish institutions are turning their backs on us when we need them most. By Emily Hilton In May of this year, a group of U.K.-based Jewish anti-occupation activists held a demonstration in London’s Parliament Square, where we… »

04.07.2018

Why private alternatives to the NHS are so much more expensive

Why private alternatives to the NHS are so much more expensive

Cam Donaldson, Glasgow Caledonian University for The Conversation The NHS has survived to the age of 70 and now costs the UK just over £120 billion per annum. Many advanced economies spend even more on healthcare per head of population. Why do fully paid-up capitalist nations… »

01.07.2018

The stain of Britain’s part in torture and rendition will never wash away

The stain of Britain’s part in torture and rendition will never wash away

Sam Raphael, University of Westminster and Ruth Blakeley, University of Sheffield for The Conversation The long-awaited reports of the investigation by the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) into Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition between 2001 and 2010 have finally been published. We ourselves have… »

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