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Activists occupy Elbit Systems factory in UK

Elbit Systems is a weapons manufacturer which supplies more than 80 percent of Israeli army’s military drones.

UK protests After A-level fiasco, UK govt. releases secondary education results bases on teachers’ inputs

The results of the General Certificate of Secondary Education were announced on August 20. Earlier in the week, following a major outcry, the government was forced to reverse A-level results that were based on an algorithm

Brexit, COVID and the continuing ambiguity in Britain

Vijay Prashad, Executive Director, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, talks to Musician Pandit G of the Asian Dub Foundation speak of the power of music and community in fighting the evils of society.

Why a ‘New Deal’ can’t be just switched on today

The globalization of finance means that any State that violates the dictates of finance, such as by attempting a New Deal financed by a larger fiscal deficit or taxes on the rich, runs the risk of a capital flight from its shores and hence a financial crisis

Big 5 of COVID: Guess what is common to these top affected countries

The US, Brazil, Russia, India and the United Kingdom have larger than life leaders, but the pandemic has exposed their flaws, at great cost

Tenants Protest - UK UK tenants union calls for no homelessness and rent debt

The call for the mobilization was given by the union, ACORN, which has also started a petition to protect tenants, lodgers and mortgage holders from eviction and debt during the COVID-19 outbreak

Food for NHS- UK UK food groups form coalition to provide meals to NHS staff

A coalition of organizations plans to provide over 1 million meals to National Health Service staff across the United Kingdom over a period of six weeks. Around 25,000 meals a day are being delivered to 55 hospitals

COVID-19 crisis brings to light the need for a much stronger public sector

The situation is such that the public sector, long maligned by neoliberal economists and weakened by governments beholden to neoliberalism, is playing a major role in the fight against coronavirus

Assange release request Australia MPs Australian MPs call for Assange’s release from UK prison

MPs who are part of a pro-Assange parliamentary group have called for his release from the Belmarsh prison in the UK over concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 in prisons

UK Transport workers-COVID Unions demand enhanced safety measures for transport workers in London

Trade unions including Unite the Union, National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT), among others, have raised concerns about the rising number of deaths of transport workers due to COVID-19. 14 transport workers have died in London alone as of April 8

Brexit: The end of the beginning

The UK may have officially left the EU on January 31 but the divisions created during the process remain and many challenges lie ahead

Brexit deal passed in Commons UK House of Commons passes Johnson’s Brexit deal

The deal has set the United Kingdom on course to leave the European Union by the end of the month and complete the transition process by the end of the year

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