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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
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...
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.
16 May 2012
More than just good friends: Many people will have felt a sense of relief when it was announced that Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World (NoTW) and chief executive of News International, is to face charges of perverting the course of justice, writes Ben Norman.
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...
15 February 2012
The fall-out from the Murdochgate scandal has continued following the arrests of ten top editors and journalists who currently work for or have worked for the Sun newspaper, writes Philip Stott.
14 September 2011
What do you give a billionaire media mogul whose company is mired in scandal, illegality and corruption? Why, a 47% pay rise, that's what
7 September 2011
Torture Inc.: Unearthed secret correspondence in Tripoli between the Gaddafi regime and western spy networks reveal how US, British and other governments collaborated with the Libyan dictator in the 'rendition' (ie kidnapping) and torture of alleged terrorist suspects...
3 August 2011
You scratch my back: The News International (NI) phone hacking scandal has exposed the symbiotic relationship between the Murdoch empire and the political establishment...
20 July 2011
Murdoch sleaze spreads: The News International (NI) phone-hacking scandal goes right to the top of society - and every day the crisis gets deeper and wider. NI's billionaire owner Rupert Murdoch's bullying tactics have already exposed the rotten deals and self-serving manoeuvres of Britain's ruling class.
20 July 2011
What we say: When long-rotten fruit finally falls, all manner of grossness oozes from it and all varieties of parasites can come crawling out...
11 July 2011
* Nationalise the media to allow full and democratic freedom of discussion and decision-making
'Murdochgate', the News of the World scandal, is Britain's Watergate, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary
6 July 2011
Addition posted 8th July: Rupert Murdoch has called time on the News of the World. The venal phone-hacking scandal had turned the NoW into a toxic rag in the eyes of millions and threatened to undermine Murdoch's hopes of 100% control of BSkyB.
25 May 2011
Wapping exhibition review: Throughout May the Marx Memorial Library (MML) in Clerkenwell Green, London has been largely given over to the 'News International Dispute; 25 years on' exhibition, writes Bill Mullins.
9 March 2011
AS EXPECTED, News Corporation group, owned by the Rupert Murdoch clan, has been given the green light by Tory culture and media secretary Jeremy Hunt to fully take over TV satellite company BSkyB - the largest pay TV broadcaster in the UK...
13 December 2007
Tommy Sheridan's sensational defamation victory over the News of the World (NotW) in July 2006 sent shock waves through Rupert Murdoch's global media empire... By Philip Stott, International Socialists, Scotland
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