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UK Minister of Development Resigns Over Undisclosed Meetings in Israel
UK-Israeli joint agenda of repression in Palestine is brought under renewed scrutiny by the Priti Patel scandal

  November 11, 2017

Join The Dots: Data WTF?
Kam Sandhu and Matt Kennard discuss the ways in which our data is being used by data brokers, tech elites and financial technology companies in order to make assessments of us. Is all data credit data?

  November 8, 2017

UK Interest Rate ​Hike​ Ignores Equitable Policy Options
In order to slow inflation, the Bank of England is raising interest rates for the first time in a decade--but this move ignores policy options that could potentially ease high levels of inequality in the UK, explains Positive Money's Ed Smythe

  November 4, 2017

Real Media: Media & Mistrust
Sociologist and author Tom Mills talks about growing public mistrust of the media, who owns the print media, and how the broadcast media tends to draw its journalists from certain sectors of society

  October 28, 2017

British Government Wants to Criminalize Web Use
The British government is set to expand terrorism offenses to include the act of viewing content online. Jim Killock of Open Rights Group says the move amounts to criminalizing thought

  October 27, 2017

Real Media: Fintech & Your Reputation
Tom Fisher of Privacy International explains how financial technology companies are making assessments from the data that users create online, and how these judgements can be discriminatory and ultimately affect users' credit ratings

  October 23, 2017

Real Media: The Value of Data
Tom Fisher of Privacy International talks to Real Media about why and how companies are able to exploit users' personal data

  October 16, 2017

Real Media: Councils, Kickbacks, and the KCTMO
Financial journalist Joel Benjamin discusses evidence passed to the Grenfell inquiry regarding the connections between KCTMO ex-Councilor Tom Fairhead, Rona Fairhead, Council Tax Rebate schemes, and HSBC

  October 15, 2017

UK Activist Convicted Under Terror Law for Refusing 'Digital Strip-Search'
The British anti-terrorism measure Schedule 7 has just been used to convict Muhammad Rabbani for an offense that has nothing to do with terrorism: refusing to give authorities his computer password

  October 12, 2017

Labour Expels Jewish Anti-Zionist for 'Anti-Semitism'
Moche Machover, an Israeli-born mathematician, philosopher and radical activist, received an expulsion letter from the Labour Party for his article, 'Anti-Zionism Does Not Equal Anti-Semitism'

  October 10, 2017

Real Media: Rona Fairhead, HSBC and the BBC
Real Media interviews HSBC whistleblower Nicholas Wilson about the UK's newly appointed International Trade Minister Rona Fairhead and her controversial past as BBC Trust chair and HSBC director

  October 9, 2017

UK Household Debt has Reached Unsustainable Levels
Consumer and student debt in the UK have reached unprecedented levels and are a warning that austerity could lead to a new financial crisis, explains Edward Smythe of Positive Money

  October 8, 2017

Real Media: Challenging the Narrative with Grenfell MediaWatch
Toyin and Angie from Grenfell MediaWatch discuss the misleading stories and PR campaigns surrounding the Grenfell Tower disaster, and what justice would look like to them

  October 7, 2017

Big Capital May Punish the UK For Corbynomics
City of London financial expert and Marxist economist Michael Roberts says much is to be gained from the economic proposals of Jeremy Corbyn. However, Big business is likely to punish any government seeking to move away from the "Neoliberal consensus"

  October 4, 2017

Real Media: Property Rights, Deregulation and Think Tanks (2/2)
Open Democracy's Laurie Macfarlane talks about the UK government's deregulation strategy and its effects on housing, as well as the influence of think tanks on national debate and an explanation of the 'positive feedback loop'

  October 4, 2017

Join The Dots: What's the Deal? Brexit, Arms and Corporate Power
Real Media's senior editor Kam Sandhu and investigative journalist Matt Kennard discuss UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox - his history and ties to US corporations, what this means for Brexit negotiations and what's it's really like inside the world's largest arms fair

  October 3, 2017

Confident Corbyn Puts Tories on Notice at Labour Party Conference
Corbyn's message is shifting the ground of British politics says Labour scholar Leo Panitch

  September 28, 2017

Real Media: New Warfare & Transparency
Chris Cole of Drone Wars UK talks about the current state of the technology, the march to lethal autonomous warfare, and the absolute secrecy and lack of democratic scrutiny around the developing drone program

  September 24, 2017

Real Media: UK Drilling Down with Dodgy Fracking Data
A report commissioned by 'Talk Fracking' analyzes the latest peer-reviewed fracking science and questions a 4-year-old report that UK conservatives rely on to push through their fracking agenda

  September 23, 2017

Real Media: The Nomadic War Machine
Paul Watt discusses the fight against social cleansing and gentrification, and specifically what he calls the 'Nomadic War Machine,' where campaign groups occupy spaces to shift the power balance with the landlord or local authority

  September 22, 2017

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