People are getting arrested at a factory in the U.K. belonging to Israel’s largest weapons manufacturer for doing nothing but exercising the democratic right to protest.
Tag: Margaret Thatcher
The Espionage Act & the 4th Year of Assange’s Arrest
If Julian Assange is extradited he will face prosecution under a severe espionage law with roots in the British Official Secrets Act that is part of a history of repression of press freedom, reports Joe Lauria.
The Billionaire Bailout Society
The collapse and bailout of Silicon Valley Bank shows little has changed for reckless financial actors, writes Les Leopold. If financial institutions are so interconnected that we can’t let them fail, they should be run as publicly owned utilities.
Craig Murray: Fascistic Judges
The jailing of three U.K. climate activists should provide another warning to anyone expecting judges to defend liberties. The current legal establishment will adapt itself to whatever legal framework is ordained by the rulers.
The Unreluctant Vassal
Unlike Germany and France, for instance, which at times reluctantly follow Washington’s orders, Britain is an eager co-participant in U.S. adventurism, says Joe Lauria.
UK Think Tank Behind Truss’ Program Lives On
Sunak has installed several of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ biggest supporters in his cabinet and made one of its former staff members his chief spin doctor, writes Adam Bychawski.
How UK Backed Panama Invasion
Thatcher understood Washington’s 1989 invasion was illegal but supported it anyway, recently declassified documents show, John McEvoy reports.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: The Strong, and the Merely Powerful
In the world order now emerging, it is genuinely strong nations that will prevail over those reliant on power alone, and force will have little to do with it.
It Doesn’t Trickle Down
Kate Pickett touts the Club of Rome’s “Earth4All” prescription for a root-and-branch reshaping of the economy, away from neoliberal, extractive capitalism.
Chris Hedges: Stop Pretending US Is a Functioning Democracy
There are no institutions, including the press, an electoral system, the imperial presidency, the courts or the penal system, that can be defined as democratic. Only the fiction of democracy remains.