Britain

The Anti-Semitism Campaign Against Corbyn Leaves out Palestinians

August 22, 2018

Palestinian scholar Ghada Karmi explains that in defending himself from accusations of anti-Semitism, both Jeremy Corbyn – the head of the British Labour Party – and the opposition to him are reneging on their responsibility towards Palestinians

Is Jeremy Corbyn's "anti-Semitism Crisis" a Smear Campaign?

August 11, 2018
UK Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is accused of presiding over a surge of anti-Semitism inside the Labour Party. Author Norman Finkelstein and British scholar Jamie Stern-Weiner say that Corbyn's foes have cynically concocted a fake scandal to sabotage his progressive agenda and support for Palestinian rights

New US Sanctions on Russia and Iran Raise Tensions, May Backfire

August 10, 2018

The US has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia over the Skripal poisoning in Britain, despite the absence to date of evidence. This follows the reimposition of Iran sanctions following Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The sanctions will further bleed the targeted countries, but could they backfire? We speak to journalist…

Julian Assange’s Asylum to be Rescinded

July 23, 2018

Since Julian Assange is now an Ecuadorian citizen, President Moreno must protect his rights, says Alfred de Zayas, former UN independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order

British Labour Party’s Anti-Semitism Document: Criticizing Israel Is not Anti-Semitism

July 19, 2018

Moshé Machover discusses the advances and limitations of the Labour Party’s document on anti-semitism, which represents an important step forward to diffuse an issue that has become an artificial controversy designed to undermine Jeremy Corbyn

President’s UK Visit ‘An Opportunity for British People to Unite’ Against Trump

July 13, 2018

President Trump’s visit to the UK caused important upheavals both in British politics and society, when over 250,000 took to the streets against his visit. Thomas Barlow, of Real Media, talks about the visit’s impact

As Brexit Throws UK Gov’t in Turmoil, ‘We See Only the Shadows’ of What is Really Happening

July 9, 2018

Prof. John Weeks talks about what is behind the Brexit maneuvering that has led to Boris Johnson’s and David Davis’s resignations from Theresa May’s cabinet and how this will affect the process by which the UK plans to leave the European Union

UK’s Labour Party Manifesto

UK’s Labour Party Manifesto

May 28, 2018

While Britain’s Conservative government has taken definitive steps on Brexit, the Labour Party is no longer fighting the effort as a practical matter, but is looking to develop social democratic principles for the economy, says Professor John Weeks

Corbyn: Does Strike on Syria Justify Bombing Saudi Arabia over Yemen?

April 19, 2018

Leftist leader of Britain’s Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn said the US-UK-France missile strike on Syria was “legally questionable,” and its rationale could be used to justify bombing Saudi Arabia over its devastating war on Yemen