United Kingdom

04.11.2015

UK government must end arms sales and political support for Egypt’s General Sisi

UK government must end arms sales and political support for Egypt’s General Sisi

As Egyptian autocrat General Sisi arrives in London, Campaign Against Arms Trade has called for the UK government to end arms sales to his regime and stop the political support that bolsters it. Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said: The Sisi government has an appalling human rights record. »

22.10.2015

UK LGBT Muslims receive hostility and support at launch of solidarity campaign

UK LGBT Muslims receive hostility and support at launch of solidarity campaign

East London Muslims divided over accepting Muslims who are LGBT There was a mix of hostility and support from local Muslims when the LGBT-Muslim Solidarity campaign was launched with a street stall and pavement discussion in Tower Hamlets, East London, yesterday, 21 October. Organised by the human rights organisation, the… »

13.10.2015

UK government licensed almost £4 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia

UK government licensed almost £4 billion of arms to Saudi Arabia

Licences included fighter jets, military vehicles and targeting equipment 62% of UK adults oppose arms sales to Saudi regime, with only 16% supporting The sentencing of Karl Andree, 74, to 350 lashes is yet another reminder of the terrible human rights situation in Saudi Arabia. Recent months have also seen… »

13.10.2015

350 lashes in Saudi Arabia for 75 year old British man

350 lashes in Saudi Arabia for 75 year old British man

Horror has been unleashed in the UK about the fate of a British man, Karl Andree, who has been sentenced to 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia for the crime of having home-made wine in his car boot.  He has already served a 12 month prison sentence. His son, Simon Andree… »

09.10.2015

[UK] Labour’s lurch to the left

[UK] Labour’s lurch to the left

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System, for Occupy London By electing Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader, the Labour Party has finally thrown off the last vestiges of Blair-ism and taken a firm step back towards its Leftist roots. This has led to much shock, both… »

17.09.2015

Jeremy Corbyn: Can strength, wisdom and kindness defeat rudeness, greed and stupidity?

Jeremy Corbyn: Can strength, wisdom and kindness defeat rudeness, greed and stupidity?

Politics in the UK has been turned on its head this week by the election of 66 year old Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the UK Labour Party. Having had less than 10% support of other Labour members of parliament when the period for candidates was closing, it was only… »

16.09.2015

Stopping the arms fair in London

Stopping the arms fair in London

Part of this email was written to you from inside a body bag outside the Cutty Sark. We were there to get in the way of a lavish drinks reception, hosted by arms company BAE Systems to woo delegates to one of the world’s largest arms fairs. Today, the… »

12.09.2015

Huge London rally held in solidarity with refugees

Huge London rally held in solidarity with refugees

A massive crowd of demonstrators takes to the streets of London to call for action on Europe’s deepening refugee crisis. The ‘Solidarity with Refugees’ rally on Saturday began at Park Lane and proceeded to Downing Street, with speeches in Parliament Square. The participating organizations include the Refugee Council, Amnesty International, the Syria Solidarity Movement, Stand Up… »

12.09.2015

New leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn: “We are one world”

New leader of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn: “We are one world”

Winning in the first round of vote counting by a margin of 40% over the closest of the three rival candidates, Jeremy Corbyn, anti-war, anti-austerity and anti-nuclear weapons campaigner becomes the new leader of the UK Labour Party. Over 400,000 people took part in the election and the size of… »

09.09.2015

Britain’s Mafia State

Britain’s Mafia State

Where does legitimate business end and organised crime begin? Be reasonable in response to the unreasonable: this is what voters in the Labour election are told. Accommodate, moderate, triangulate, for the alternative is to isolate yourself from reality. You might be inclined to agree. If so, please take a look… »

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