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19.07.2016

Britain renews commitment to nuclear weapons

Britain renews commitment to nuclear weapons

Late on Monday 18 July, the British parliament voted in favour of building four new nuclear-powered submarines to carry US Trident missiles armed with modernized nuclear warheads for the next half century. The vote gives permission to the government to sign multi-billion pound contracts with the aim of ensuring that… »

19.07.2016

British Parliament votes to renew Trident nuclear weapons system (surprise, surprise!)

British Parliament votes to renew Trident nuclear weapons system (surprise, surprise!)

Over half of Labour MPs but not Jeremy Corbyn backed the motion. The proposal for renewal at a calculated cost of over £100 bn was passed by 472 in favour to 117 against. In actual fact there was little doubt about the result beforehand and to many in the Labour Party… »

14.07.2016

Wikileaks: Exclusive Interview with Investigations Editor Sarah Harrison

Wikileaks: Exclusive Interview with Investigations Editor Sarah Harrison

In this exclusive interview with Wikileaks investigations editor, Sarah Harrison, we talk about the case of Julian Assange, the findings of the UN working group on arbitrary detention, national security, international law and how one can support whistleblowers. In what state and condition is Julian Assange living… »

14.07.2016

Ignoring Iraq Report Lessons Will Be Catastrophic – Pugwash

Ignoring Iraq Report Lessons Will Be Catastrophic – Pugwash

Reacting to the Report of the Iraq Inquiry headed by Sir John Chilcot, published early July, the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize winning Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs have stressed the critical importance of heeding the lessons of the inquiry. “In a world where nine countries possess… »

10.07.2016

UK Parliament to vote on Trident replacement next week

UK Parliament to vote on Trident replacement next week

David Cameron has used a speech at the NATO summit in Warsaw to announce that the long-awaited vote on Trident replacement will take place on Monday 18th July. It isn’t yet known whether MPs will be asked to support replacement in principle, or whether they will be asked to consent… »

07.07.2016

“I’ve stopped speaking in Spanish on the streets after I was shouted at on a bus after Brexit”

“I’ve stopped speaking in Spanish on the streets after I was shouted at on a bus after Brexit”

Cristina has stopped calling her mother when she leaves work.  She would have to speak in Spanish on public transport and after the 23rd of June she prefers to avoid it.  The same day on which 52% of voters in the United Kingdom decided to leave the European Union she… »

06.07.2016

5 revelations from Chilcot’s damning report into the Iraq war

5 revelations from Chilcot’s damning report into the Iraq war

The long-awaited findings of Sir John Chilcot’s inquiry into the invasion of Iraq by Britain in 2003 were finally published on Wednesday. It has taken seven years, £10 million (US$ 13 million) and 2.6 million words to investigate whether it was right and necessary for the UK to invade Iraq,… »

06.07.2016

Iraq War: Chilcot confirms Tony Blair must now be brought to justice

Iraq War: Chilcot confirms Tony Blair must now be brought to justice

The Iraq Inquiry, also referred to as the Chilcot Inquiry after its chairman, Sir John Chilcot, is a British public inquiry into the nation’s role in the Iraq War and has been published today seven years (7) after it was commissioned.  Relatives of the dead British soldiers, civil society organisations… »

30.06.2016

DiEM25: building on the OUT for an inclusive IN

DiEM25: building on the OUT for an inclusive IN

DiEM25 campaigned vigorously in favour of a radical IN vote. OUT won because the EU establishment have made it impossible, through their anti-democratic reign (not to mention the asphyxiation of weaker countries like Greece), for the people of Britain to imagine a democratic EU. Our radical IN campaign… »

27.06.2016

UK: Act to Curb Xenophobic Attacks After Referendum

UK: Act to Curb Xenophobic Attacks After Referendum

The authorities should take strong action to curb xenophobic attacks and abuse in the United Kingdom in the wake of last week’s European Union referendum, Human Rights Watch said today. Individuals from minority ethnic and religious groups and people of other EU nationalities have reported being victims of verbal and… »

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