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British government arms tyrants

British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R). (File photo)

Attention is focusing on British-made weapons being sent to Moscow, and understandably so. Vladimir Putin was once a friend of Britain … but now – in the typically Orwellian manner of British foreign policy – he has been transformed into ...

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Prison Factories And The Rule Of Fear


Lenin Nightingale  RINF Alternative News There is nothing new about the mass imprisonment of the working class in America and the UK. An article published in Chamber’s Journal of 1871, condescendingly entitled ‘Our Jail-Birds’, tells of the recurring theme of ...

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Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle is a sign of weakness


Alex Callinicos So what was the point of David Cameron’s supposedly dramatic cabinet reshuffle last week? Forget the idea that it was about advancing women over the “pale, male, and stale”. The “catwalk” of promoted women ministers outside 10 Downing Street was ...

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UK Government Wants Immunity in Torture Case

Abdel Hakim Belhaj wants to sue British agencies and former foreign secretary Jack Straw. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Lawyer acting for Abdel Hakim Belhaj, who was tortured in Libya after MI6-aided abduction, says case has profound implications Richard Norton-Taylor The government is determined to prevent ministers and officials from being accountable to the courts for colluding in wrongdoing ...

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