Tag Archives: Britain

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Chris Hedges: The Thought Police Are Coming

First Julian. Then us.

UN Says Assange Tortured: Watch the Webcast

Julian Assange was “psychologically tortured” by four nations ganging up on him, said the UN special rapporteur on torture. Watch the replay with Pentagon Papers whistle blower Dan Ellsberg, and other guests. Note: Included below after the video is the article “UN Torture Report: ‘Demonized’ Assange Has Faced ‘Psychological Torture’” by Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe […]

Assange Arrested: Call for protests and phone calls; also links to articles

The prosecution of Julian Assange is an attack on Freedom of the Press in the 21st Century. WikiLeaks is democratizing journalism, redistributing power and increasing transparency. Publishing the truth is not a crime.

When You Reject Class-Based Politics, ‘Thoughtful’ Appeals to Racism Are All You’ve Got Left

“Put away those rainbow flags, guys—you’re just riling up the neo-Nazis.”

John Pilger | A Blow for Peace and Democracy: Why the British Said No to Europe

The pith helmets may have long gone, but the blood has never dried. A nineteenth century contempt for countries and peoples, depending on their degree of colonial usefulness, remains a centrepiece of modern “globalisation”, with its perverse socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor–

Chris Hedges | 2008 All Over Again

Will the American public passively permit another massive bailout of the banks? Will it accept more punishing programs of austerity to pay for this bailout? Will a viable socialism rise out of the economic chaos to halt further looting of the U.S. Treasury and the continued reconfiguration of the economy into neofeudalism?

How Western Military Interventions Shaped the Brexit Vote (Video)

On the economy in Britain, European austerity, middle class and working class Britons who voted for Brexit, against neoliberalism.

Truthdig: 442 Mental Health Experts Call for an End to Austerity

Counsellors and psychotherapists in the public and private sectors find themselves at the coalface in responding to the effects of austerity politics on the emotional state of the nation [Great Britain].    By Alexander Reed Kelly  truthdig.com  April 19, 2015 potamos.photography (CC BY-ND 2.0) Austerity cuts and “neoliberal thinking” among policymakers are having a “profoundly […]

Chomsky: America Acts Like It Owns the World, While Endangering the Planet from Nuclear War and Climate Change

Chomsky: America Acts Like It Owns the World, While Endangering the Planet from Nuclear War and Climate Change Inability to face the truth about ourselves in this country is all too common a feature across American society. By Noam Chomsky October 26, 2012  Democracy Now via AlterNet.org  Note: In a recent speech, Professor Chomsky examined topics largely ignored […]

John Pilger> The World War on Democracy

The World War on Democracy Thursday 19 January 2012    truthout by John Pilger, Truthout | News Analysis B-1B Lancer Bombers on a runway at Diego Garcia, November, 2001, during the bombing campaign in Afghanistan. (Photo: Senior Airman Rebeca M. Luquin, U.S. Air Force) Lisette Talate died the other day. I remember a wiry, fiercely intelligent […]