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Tag: United Kingdom

United Kingdom to ban ivory trade

More than 20,000 African elephants die every year to feed the ivory trade.

Socialist Labour Party candidate Jeremy Corbyn closes 20% poll gap to...

It’s an astonishing reversal of fortune, and also a lesson in the importance of standing up for ordinary people.

The Labour Party has regained its principles and offers hope to...

In this upcoming UK election the differences between the Conservatives and Labour are defined and stark; its importance cannot be overstated.

UK Oil Companies Set to Drill in the Arctic

The rush comes after the Foreign Office last year talked up the opportunities for British business of a melting Arctic.

2008 All Over Again

“Britain’s withdrawal from the eurozone will damage not only the international banking system, but hamper Washington’s aggressive policies toward Russia and the Ukraine.”

Looming Brexit Mayhem Will Expose Disruptive TrumpThink

So, brace for reams of critical Brexit analysis, implying the UK cut off its nose to spite its face. And let’s never forget Trump’s high-risk, gambling world is “winning take all.” That means “losers gets nothing.” Hardly a great model for parenting, let alone large-scale, global business planning or trade or health for complex, modern nation-states. Gambling for adults works when betting disposable dollars on transient sporting events when the results are instantly known. Will voters in November here not add false flummery about Brexit shortfalls as another crack-brain spoke in Trump’s broken-down political wheelhouse?

United Kingdom Proposes Soda Tax in Ongoing Fight Against Obesity

It’s a reversal by Prime Minister David Cameron, who previously rejected such a policy.

Dirty Little Family Secret: Elections in the US & UK Aren’t...

The United States government has followed in the UK’s footsteps in using "first past the post" system to get the political outcome it wants. This means the people’s vote does not matter and this type of dirty politics needs to stop.

From ‘Demos’ to ‘Podemos’: Popular Uprisings in Greece and Spain

The future of Europe is in flux, as popular movements in Greece and Spain gain power and challenge traditional economic and political systems. The global economic crisis created enormous suffering for billions around the world, but it also created an opening.


The spy and the nerve agent: The new Cold War heats up in the...

In a horrifying case of life imitating lowbrow art, it seems likely there will be many twists and turns to the story, even if an actual ending in which all is revealed seems unlikely.

Close call in Illinois’ third district should be a wake up call to Democrats

Newman’s insurgent campaign should be a wake up call to both centrist and right-leaning Democrats.

Donald Trump’s America

"It's a hell that remains largely private at the moment, but for how long?"

Arthur Jones, Holocaust denier, wins Republican nomination in Illinois primary in predominantly Democratic district

Arthur Jones, former leader of the America Nazi Party, won the Republican nomination for a seat in Congress, but in a predominantly Democratic district, the chance of Jones winning is far fetched.

Beyond the illusion of human rights

As precious as they are, “rights” can no longer protect us against the environmental, political, and economic degradation engendered by today’s global system.