Tag Archives: UK

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 […]

Glenn Greenwald | UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”

Greenwald: The U.K. Government loves to lecture the world about infringements of liberty generally and press freedom specifically. It does so as it threatens to revoke the broadcasting license of a media outlet for broadcasting “anti-western” views and other perspectives at odds with the U.K. Government, all while shielding (and venerating) the equally virulent biases from pro-state television in the U.K. That is the classic hallmark of how a government propagandizes its citizens: ensuring that they hear only those views of which the government approves and which serve its interests and agenda.

Joe Scarry: “No Nukes Politician” — IS There Such a Thing ???

 Apparently the nuclear “haves” want to do anything possible to stay away from this conference — they don’t want to go anywhere near anything that might suggest that they do, indeed, need to disarm.  By Joe Scarry  comehomeamerica  December 16, 2014 So . . . it’s #NoNukesTuesday and I’m trolling through all the posts about the […]

Stephen Fry attacks ‘squalid’ coalition for inaction on Snowden revelations

Broadcaster denounces government response in speech at conference marking first anniversary of publication of NSA files Mark Townsend and Kevin Rawlinson  The Guardian/  The Observer  Saturday 7 June 2014 Link to video: Stephen Fry on surveillance: there is something squalid and rancid about being spied on Stephen Fry has denounced the government’s failure to act over the mass surveillance programme revealed […]

Mark Weisbrot> Assange and Sweden’s Shame

A Pernicious Attack on Freedom of Expression Assange and Sweden’s Shame by MARK WEISBROT  September 7-9, 2012  Counterpunch.org It was like a scene from a Hollywood movie, where the kidnapper walks up from behind, with a gun protruding from his trench coat pocket. “Keep walking, and don’t say anything,” he warns. Such was the U.K. […]

Syria> Why We Say No to Intervention> Downloadable leaflet

Syria: Why We Say No to Intervention August 7, 2012    Stop the War Coalition Download leaflet: Front…     Back… THE WEST is already intervening in Syria and any escalation can only make matters worse. Early this year President Obama authorised the CIA to support the opposition in trying to topple the Assad regime. Arms are being channelled mainly […]

From the Land Down Under> George Ikner writes about GTMO from Australia

From the Land Down Under Posted on January 19, 2012 by comehomeamerica George Ikner writes about GTMO from Australia You may wonder just how obvious it has become that Guantanamo is set to be the place where those against the idea of endless war to support the monopoly capitalist democracy in the US can be sent. As the capitalist elites set […]

Hartmann> Massive strike shuts down UK – Winter of Discontent?

Ari Berman, The Nation Magazine, joins Thom Hartmann. Massive labor strikes rocked the U.K. today – as public workers took to the streets to protest ongoing austerity measures. Last year – the Conservative government passed a slew of austerity measures – laying off public workers – cutting back on pensions – and ending social welfare […]