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22 February 2013
With less than a week to go in the Eastleigh byelection, transport union RMT today blasted a deliberate media blackout of working class candidate Darren Procter, a member of the union's executive and the candidate of TUSC
5 December 2012
Just as arrogant bankers flaunted their wealth while they helped crash the economy, so establishment politicians, press barons and some police have had their arrogance and contempt for 'the plebs' revealed.
30 November 2012
Lord Justice Leveson's report, presented on 29 November, castigated the activities of the press in the past period but, like most judicial inquiries, brushed over the failure and corruption of important elements of the capitalist establishment
28 November 2012
MPs' expenses, bankers' bonuses, corporate tax dodgers; this deep, long-term crisis of capitalism has brought with it a thorough-going crisis of legitimacy in capitalist institutions
28 November 2012
Cleaners' campaign: Rail union RMT has announced strikes by train cleaners around 30 November and 1-2 December. The different disputes are all about fighting low pay and poor working conditions that these workers suffer...
14 November 2012
Any sympathy for George Entwistle following his resignation as BBC director general after just eight weeks in the job was tempered by anger at his £450,000 pay-off and estimated £877,000 pension
14 November 2012
Virgin Media announced during a conference call with CWU national officials on 2 November that they are running a referendum among staff asking whether they want the union recognition agreement to remain in force...
31 October 2012
The revelations about Jimmy Savile's serial sexual assaults and rape of children over decades will disgust many from the 'Jim'll Fix It' generation, writes Eleanor Donne.
26 September 2012
The media regulator Ofcom have bizarrely concluded that BSkyB is a "fit and proper" company to hold a broadcasting licence, writes Jim McFarlane, Socialist Party Scotland.
24 September 2012
Tameside's Labour council plans to close and severely cut the budgets of libraries. [Also read on for comments by a Tameside resident following the killings of two policewomen locally]
12 September 2012
Not to be distracted by the ongoing phone-hacking scandals emanating from his now defunct News of the World tabloid, Rupert Murdoch has praised the appointment of former Colombian president (2002-10) Alvaro Uribe to the board of his News Corporation...
5 September 2012
Who, outside the super-rich 1%, is not suffering the impact of austerity - through job cuts, reduced pensions, cuts to benefits, and in a myriad other ways...
2 July 2012
Members of the Public and Commercial Services union have voted overwhelmingly to strengthen their campaigning against cuts and for the alternative to austerity with an historic decision to back election candidates...
20 June 2012
As the prime minister faced questioning at the Leveson inquiry, lead counsel Robert Jay QC read out a text message that Cameron had received from former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, writes Ben Norman.
13 June 2012
Since the Leveson inquiry began in November politicians have taken turns to take the stand, profess a desire to defend press freedom and lament the power of the media tycoons they once courted, before being given the opportunity to re-write history, writes Ben Norman.
30 May 2012
This week the Leveson inquiry called the godfather of Rupert Murdoch's daughter to give testimony. In the stand sat Tony Blair, the man who occupied Downing Street for ten years
16 May 2012
The Leveson inquiry into phone hacking has gone to the heart of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, exposing its rotten and corrupt workings. Peter Taaffe reviews Dial M for Murdoch, a book detailing the scandal and its consequences.
9 May 2012
A select committee of MPs has declared Rupert Murdoch "not fit" to run an international company after concluding that he displayed "wilful blindness" to illegal phone hacking practices across his media empire, writes Ben Norman.
2 May 2012
The Ministers and the Mogul: It was a line which perhaps only the world's most powerful media magnate could have the audacity to use, writes Ben Norman.
29 February 2012
Last week News International media mogul Rupert Murdoch happily posed with a copy of the new 'squeaky clean' Sunday Sun...
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