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Brexit and the Fate of the United Kingdom

June 29, 2016

Economist Bill Black says the arrogance, incompetence, and ignorance by the elites was a major factor in pushing people to vote to leave the EU

Economics for the 99%: Unemployment Falling in the United States? What a load of B(L)S

May 2, 2013

By John Weeks Unemployed at a soup kitchen, 1931. People in line to register as unemployed, 2009. If like many middle class people you get your (mis)information from the Newspaper of Record (aka New York Times), in mid-March you arrested by the headline, “Jobless rate at 4-year Low as US hiring gains steam”. The first…

Conservative Lawmaker Who Attacked Corbyn over Yemen Received Luxury

March 9, 2018

Conservative MP Helen Whately claimed Jeremy Corbyn is “so poorly informed on Saudi and Yemen.” She previously led an all-expense-paid Tory junket to meet with the Saudi monarchy.

In Defence of Democratic Rights in Catalonia

September 22, 2017

By José Luis Martínez / Socialist Project. In Catalonia an important process of independence is taking place against Spain. At the request of the Popular Party (PP), the Spanish Constitutional Court declared the Catalan Statute of 2010, unconstitutional. This statute was negotiated between the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and later endorsed by the…

For Netanyahu and the Saudis, Opposing Diplomacy With Iran Was Never About Enrichment

August 11, 2017

By Trita Parsi / The Intercept. Photo: Gali Tibbon/Press Pool/AP “This was never about enrichment.” The academics and officials in the room were taken aback. For a former senior Israeli official to deny the importance of the nuclear issue was unusual, to say the least. The conversations, attended by American civilian and military officials and…

Spying, surveillance and sabotage – what will it take to bring an end to political policing?

July 19, 2017

By Mohamed Elmaazi / Open Democracy Is it possible to hold undercover policing to account? Not without redistributing wealth and power within society. Image: “Civil government, in so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those…

The Qatar Crisis

July 3, 2017

By Adam Hanieh / Socialist Project The June 5 decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt to suspend diplomatic ties with Qatar has sent shockwaves through the Middle East. The ensuing blockade shut down much of the Gulf’s maritime and land trade with Qatar, provoking fears that the tiny state…

The Qatar Crisis

July 3, 2017

The June 5 decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and Egypt to suspend diplomatic ties with Qatar has sent shockwaves through the Middle East.

Corbyn Teaches To Embrace Change We Need

June 11, 2017

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers The shocking election result in the United Kingdom – the Conservatives losing their majority and the creation of a hung Parliament; and Jeremy Corbyn being more successful than any recent Labor candidate – cutting a 20 point Theresa May lead down to a near tie – gives hope to many…

Freedom and Dignity

June 6, 2017

By David William Pear, June 1, 2017 Progressives and occupiers need to learn from Palestinians a thing or two about Freedom and Dignity.   You do not get what you want from powerful oppressors by begging.  If something is worth getting, then be ready to fight for it.  Don’t ask, demand.  If they don’t grant it,…