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Solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers, Part 2

“My decision to go on hunger strike points to the need for new forces to defend the idea of universal human rights. Although the number of inmates refusing to take food at Guantanamo has recently declined substantially, solidarity remains a vitally important factor.” Continue reading

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Solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers, Part 1

From the November-December 2013 issue of News & Letters: Solidarity with Guantanamo hunger strikers London, England—Some found it strange that a man voluntarily stopped eating for over 20 days. I found it hard. After all, I like to eat as … Continue reading

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Thatcher is dead, Thatcherism persists

From the new May-June 2013 issue of News & Letters: Thatcher is dead, Thatcherism persists London, England–They gathered openly, in the streets, in the hundreds. They shouted. They cheered. Flags were waved, music was played. Yet this was not just … Continue reading

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Britain’s rulers keep failed policy of austerity

The “bedroom tax” will force those living in a property with a spare bedroom to take a cut in their housing benefit. Those in under-occupied properties can face a reduction of up to 14% in housing benefit for single rooms and 25% for two unoccupied rooms. Continue reading

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Why ‘green on blue’ attacks?

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Why ‘green on blue’ attacks? London, England—Richard Walker was described by family as a “proud, patriotic man.” No doubt believing Britain’s role in Afghanistan as vital to the curtailment of terrorism, … Continue reading

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Massive London march against austerity

From the November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters Massive London march against austerity London, England—The leader of the opposition, Ed Miliband, was heckled on Oct. 20 at a mass demonstration here against austerity cuts. The Labour Party leader had … Continue reading

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World in View: British youth revolt

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: British youth revolt by Gerry Emmett The killing of 24-year-old Mark Duggan by London police on Aug. 6 set off the largest urban rebellion in Britain in decades. … Continue reading

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