Young Israeli journalist gets 4.5 years for blowing the whistle on the military

The 24 year old Israeli journalist, Anat Kamm, has been sentenced to four and a half years in jail after blowing the whistle on the military’s policy of targetted assassination. Having completed her military service in office of a high ranking brigadier, Kamm passed on documents to a Haaretz, which demonstrated that the army was […]

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Why #OccupyLSX should be wary of Liberty

It has emerged in the last couple of days, as the occupation outside St Paul’s Cathedral has reached something of a stalemate, that Liberty have offered to act as mediators. There seems to be a bit of confusion here, as the Guardian are reporting that Shami Chakrabarti (director of Liberty) is offering mediation, whereas some […]

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Between people and property: why the anti-squatting amendment must be opposed

The state, we are told, defends two things in the law: people and property. That is, the state are bad dialecticians, who forever stupidly butt their heads against the fact that these two things, people and property, often come into conflict. And of course, for the most part they come out on the side of […]

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Review: Immortal Technique – The Martyr (2011)

Immortal Technique, stage name of Peruvian born Felipe Andres Coronel, released his new album “The Martyr”, completely free to download yesterday. Needless to say, I have had it on loop since last night and my immediate impression of it is that it is a work of incredible commitment by a workaholic independent MC who was […]

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Exposed: Media fabricated ‘empty tents’ story at OccupyLSX

You may well have seen the stories in the press about the tents outside St Pauls being “Unoccupied” – spiced up with tails about the protestors being rather forthright in telling the telegraph journalists to leave. Unfortunately for the right-wing press, the whole thing appears to be a load of rubbish…. To contact Reuben email […]

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Catholics across Britain celebrate as Cameron decides the monarch doesn’t have to be a protestant

Catholics across Britain were partying in the street today, after David Cameron announced plans to end discrimination the royal household. Under the proposed Royal Equality Act, Catholics will no longer be barred from the throne, and the preference for male heirs will be abolished. Craig O’Brian – who until recently worked for the Department for […]

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When are comments about “Zionists” not really comments about Zionists? A few tips on working it out.

A few days ago I saw this rather disturbing video of a man at the Bristol Occupation explaining that “the Rothschilds and Zionists want to build a new world order”, and getting an incredibly warm reception from the crowd. One of my friends commented: “There’s so much of this about at the moment and otherwise […]

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Dave Hartnett’s Days are Numbered

It’s not always easy juggling a full time job as a tax journalist with the life of an ardent activist. Sometimes it’s difficult finding the time to duck out to save the world on your lunch break. But when there are several hundred people camped a few feet from your office by St. Paul’s preparing […]

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Referendum vote result: across the divide, the political classes line up against the people

Well the results are in, and the motion calling for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU was defeated by 413 votes to 111 – courtesy of all the major political parties. The political classes have, in other words, lifted two fingers to those whom they are supposed to represent. It has been clear […]

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What the Conservative split on Europe is really about

There are serious tensions building up within the Conservative Party ahead of tomorrow, as MPs prepare on whether Britain should have an in/out referendum on the EU. Cameron has whipped has MPs to vote against it, and the possibility of a minor rebellion has generated numerous column inches. However most commentators have failed to grasp […]

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