Northampton sale of Egyptian statue: Major assault on art and cultural provision in the UK
25 July 2014
Northampton, like other Conservative councils, is enthusiastic about selling off the contents of its public museums and art galleries. Labour accepts the argument that artefacts can and should be sold
British unions open door to charges for doctor visits
25 July 2014
Advocates of charging for doctors’ services argue that a system of free health care for all is no longer sustainable due to the economic crisis.
UK: Leeds protest against Gaza war condemns BBC blackout
22 July 2014
Demonstrators on the protest in Leeds, West Yorkshire carried placards saying “BBC=British Brainwashing Channel” and shouted “We are all Palestinians now.”
UK government, media demand punitive action against Moscow over MH17 crash
21 July 2014
David Cameron has seized on Thursday’s tragic crash in eastern Ukraine to demand a “reset of European-Russia relations.”
London rally draws tens of thousands to protest Gaza invasion
21 July 2014
The London protest, called under the banner of “justice and freedom” for Palestine, chanted slogans including “Stop Israel’s war crimes” and “End Israeli Apartheid”.
Britain’s parliament rubber stamps police state surveillance law
19 July 2014
The vote to fast track into legislation the Data Retention and Investigative Powers Act by Britain’s Parliament shows the extent to which the structures for police states are being prepared in Europ
Cut in funding for English National Opera
19 July 2014
As a proportion of total UK public spending, a miniscule 0.5 percent now goes to the arts.
UK schools required to actively promote “British values”
19 July 2014
Behind all the talk of democratic values, the British bourgeoisie—like its counterparts the world over—are developing more and more repressive measures to police working people.