Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
4 April 2012
Oliver Cromwell favoured a state-controlled postal service so that the government could keep a close eye on what people were writing to each other, writes Derek McMillan, Mid Sussex Socialist Party.
18 January 2012
Forty years ago, on Sunday 30 January 1972, members of the Parachute Regiment (the Paras) shot 27 unarmed civilians, (14 of whom died) on a protest through the barricaded Bogside area of Derry in Northern Ireland...
5 September 2011
Ten years after the twin towers came crashing down in New York, Peter Taaffe assesses the changed world situation. In the aftermath of that terrorist attack, US imperialism unleashed mass slaughter in Afghanistan and Iraq.
25 July 2011
How should the labour movement respond?
Right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik's horrific massacre at the camping island of Utøya outside on Friday is unique in its cruelty, with 76 dead and many wounded, and several more still missing.
What is behind the right-wing terrorism? How should the labour movement and socialists respond? Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI Sweden), writes.
11 May 2011
Documentary photographer Marc Vallée recently debated new emergency counter-terrorism stop and search powers on Radio 4's Today programme with chief constable Andy Trotter of the Association of Chief Police Officers...
29 July 2010
In defence of Leon Trotsky: Five part video discussion with general secretary Peter Taaffe
Socialist Party and ISR members protest at the 2003 arms fair in Docklands, east London, photo Paul Mattsson
19 January 2010
LAST WEEK the European Court of Human Rights ruled that 'stop and search' powers given to the police by the Terrorism Act 2000 are unlawful, writes Greg Randall.
13 January 2010
THE WELL known left-wing Chilean documentary maker and journalist, Elena Varela, has been accused of "terrorism" by the Chilean authorities and risks 15 years in prison having stood up for the rights of indigenous Mapuche people...
3 November 2009
In recent weeks attacks carried out by Taliban fighters and a new ground offensive by the Pakistani government in the Waziristan region on the Afghan border, have deepened Pakistan's social, political and ethnic fault lines...
4 March 2009
SINCE NEW Labour came to power in 1997, 60 new powers have been introduced in 25 separate parliamentary acts which have attacked and encroached upon our civil liberties, writes Greg Maughan.
22 October 2008
Democratic rights: THE GOVERNMENT'S proposal to increase how long police can hold you without charge, from 28 days to 42 days, was dropped from its counter-terrorism bill last week, writes Ben Robinson.
11 June 2008
THE GOVERNMENT'S proposal to increase the period that "terrorism suspects" can be detained without charge from 28 days to 42, comes before parliament as we go to press, writes Roger Shrives.
28 May 2008
Last week's failed terrorist attack in Exeter caused a wave of shock and surprise in Devon and Britain as a whole, writes Jim Thomson, Devon Socialist Party.
28 May 2008
Postal workers trampled on the anti-trade union laws
Feature: The government's proposal to extend the period the police can hold suspects without charge to 42 days, will be presented to parliament in the next few weeks. ANNA LUCAS explains that, far from being a step in the right direction, these new laws, and other 'anti-crime' measures over recent years, amount to a major and unjustified attack on our democratic rights.
5 July 2007
THE FAILED car bombs in London and Glasgow, targeting a packed nightclub and busy airport, marked the end of Blair's premiership and the beginning of Brown's...
21 June 2007
Editorial: LONDON HAS become a tax haven for the world's billionaires. One British hedge fund manager put it clearly: "I think the super-rich want to have two homes..."
31 May 2007
Stop and question: NEW LABOUR'S departing Home Secretary John Reid has flagged up the possibility of introducing a new law giving the police unprecedented powers to 'stop and question' anyone in Britain...
15 March 2007
IN THE most politically charged trial in the US since Irangate in the 1980s and Watergate in the 1970s, a senior official of the Bush administration - Lewis "scooter" Libby - was convicted of obstructing justice, perjury an...
15 February 2007
Birmingham 'terrorism' arrests: THE RECENT arrest of nine 'terrorist' suspects in Birmingham is another high profile police swoop to have taken place in recent months...
5 October 2006
It's official! A US government report has admitted that the Bush administration-led war and occupation of Iraq has fuelled terrorism. The report was compiled from 16 government agencies back in April but has only now seen the light of day...
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