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  1. Privatising Europe

    • Joseph Zacune
    13 March 2013
    Paper

    This working paper and infographic provide an overview of  a great ‘fire sale’ of public services and national assets across Europe that is providing profits for a few transnational companies but is often fiercely opposed by its citizens.

  2. EU crisis infographics

    09 March 2013
    Report

    Why are those responsible for the EU crisis profiting from it? Why are the same policies that caused the crisis being used to resolve it? An infographic expose of the EU crisis, its causes and its social impacts.

  3. Kentucky Fried Education: The Market Assault on Reason

    Tariq Ali
    02 June 2010
    Multi-media

    In April 2010, UK Middlesex University decided to close down Philosophy. Ever since, students and staff, and thousands of their supporters, have been battling to save it.

  4. UK election: No political parties offered "big ideas to match the depth of crises”

    Hilary Wainwright
    14 May 2010

    What we saw in the UK election campaign and the recent coalition deal is the level of opportunism amongst the political parties, and the real absence of politics and ideas on how to deal with major crises in the economy, over climate change and of our political institutions.

  5. UK elections exposes new unpredictable political landscape

    Hilary Wainwright
    07 May 2015
    Article

    The uncertainty about UK's election results reflects an important opening up of politics and expectations in the UK and an opportunity for social movements to push for anti-austerity and progressive policies

  6. Cuts, cancer and resistance

    aleksej
    15 November 2010
    Article

    The new and extreme austerity measures being introduced by the UK's conservative government will mean that one fifth of everything the national health service does will stop; and this will disproportionately hit cancer patients.

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    Osborne's airbrushed co-op policy

    Hilary Wainwright
    17 February 2010
    Article

    For all the Tories' fine talk of empowered workers, their plans would only undermine the public sector's democratic rebirth.

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    FBI Request Prosecution of Pinochet, But no one Lifts a Finger

    Pascale Bonnefoy
    15 April 2002
    Article

    After the detention of Pinochet in London, in January 1999, the Justice Department decided to re-open the investigation of the Letelier case.

  9. Thatcher’s Voices in the Air

    David Sogge
    18 April 2013
    Article

    Keynes, convinced of the power of ideas over that of “vested interests”, famously held that “Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.” Now there’s little doubt that the social life of ideas helps explain the astonishing persistence of ‘Thatcherism’.

  10. Tony Benn: Committed Democratic Socialist

    Achin Vanaik
    22 April 2014
    Article

    No British politician who has also served in government was ever subjected to as much hostility and calumny from the Tory Party, from the mainstream media, or even from senior colleagues in his own Labour Party as was Anthony Wedgewood Benn.

  11. The land of national health care

    aleksej
    31 March 2010
    Article

    Britain’s National Health Service is much more effective than the US’ privately-run system. But Britons may not be spared the US’ healthcare nightmare for much longer.

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    Beyond the casino state

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 March 2010
    Article

    Still in thrall to neoliberal nostrums, British politicians compete to dismantle the state as a provider of services, leaving its function as primarily a prop to private capital.

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    The Lib Dems won't deliver reform - Mike Marqusee on the UK election media hype

    Mike Marqusee
    11 May 2010
    Article

    Pre-election calls for a Lib Dem vote in the UK demonstrated how effectively misled some were by the mass media inflation of the yellow prospects for reform. Fluctuating left and right according to audience, the Lib Dems will continue with neoloberal economics, the war on terror, police-power abuses and cuts to public services.

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    Pinochet on Trial: Timeline

    17 November 2002
    Article

    Pinochet arrest and trial timeline.

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    The Leaked Medical Report of Augusto Pinochet

    15 February 2000
    Article

    Full text pf the Conclusions of Augusto Pinochet Medical Report.

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    Operation Exit: The Political Decision on the Pinochet Case

    02 March 2000
    Article

    Full text of UK Home Secretary Jack Straw's decision not to extradite former dictator Augusto Pinochet to face trial in Spain.

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    Pinochet Case: Justice, Not Politics

    Amnesty International
    25 January 2000
    Article

    Amnesty International and the other organizations have received information that provides grounds for concern about the composition of the medical panel that examined Senator Pinochet, its procedures and its findings.

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    TNI Urges British Home Secretary to Extradite Pinochet to Spain And Vows to Continue Justice Campaign for Assassinated TNI Colleagues Letelier and Moffitt

    24 January 2000
    Article

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) joins human rights activists, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and legal experts in demanding the office of the British Home Secretary re-evaluate its decision regarding the medical state of former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet.

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    Appeal to President Clinton to ensure investigation concerning Pinochet and the Letelier-Moffitt assassination in the US

    11 February 2000
    Article

    We believe it is in the United States' interest to assist in the case against Pinochet.

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    Pressure to Prosecute Pinochet Mounts

    Jim Lobe
    07 December 1998
    Article

    Six weeks after the arrest in London of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the pressure on the administration of US President Clinton to indict the former Chilean dictator for murders his secret police committed here 22 years ago is mounting steadily.

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