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14.11.2016

NATO, Russia should prevent another Cold War: Corbyn

NATO, Russia should prevent another Cold War: Corbyn

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says that Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance have to demilitarize their borders before their differences lead to another Cold War. Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Corbyn said he had “many, many criticisms of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” but… »

14.11.2016

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

We have joined up with our sister union the National Union of Students (NUS) for a mass demonstration in defense of free, accessible and quality further and higher education and to demand an end to privatization and cuts in universities and colleges. Staff, students and supporters from across the education… »

13.11.2016

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Last night, campaign group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants placed wreaths of life-jacket-orange poppies on the Cenotaph to commemorate the more than 4,200 people who have died in the last year trying to reach Europe. The campaigners marched down Whitehall dressed in black with pink veils to conduct a… »

30.10.2016

I Daniel Blake film depicts UK reality, says Jeremy Corbyn

I Daniel Blake film depicts UK reality, says Jeremy Corbyn

“I’m quoted in this excellent review of ‘I, Daniel Blake’, and was honoured to attend the premiere last week. Recently, I’ve drawn attention to the scandal of low-pay Britain – the Tories have failed to provide security and opportunity for those in work. As ‘I, Daniel Blake’ so poignantly… »

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… »

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