[I neither support nor condemn either Socialist Resistance or the 4th International but offer it to readers that you may come to your own conclusions. WB]
Socialist Resistance (SR) is currently in the process of seeking to build a new socialist organisation with the Anti Capitalist Initiative (ACI) and the International Socialist Network (ISN). This process may expand to include other groups. One of the things that has become clear is that activists from different backgrounds have sometimes only a partial understanding of what the Fourth International (FI) is. Others have completely wrong ideas. Liam Mac Uaid sets out what the FI is, what it is not, and why we think participation in it contributes to a more rounded understanding of our political tasks in the British state and our internationalism.
British outsourcers cheated taxpayers out of tens of millions of pounds. Yesterday they said sorry. So that’s all right, then.
Yesterday, senior executives from Britain’s four largest public services outsourcing firms, G4S, Atos, Serco and Capita, appeared before the people’s watchdog — Members of Parliament on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
33 Palestinians Killed Due To Israeli Violations This Year IMEMC – Medical and legal sources in the West Bank and Gaza report that Israeli soldiers have killed 33 Palestinians since the beginning of this year; 23, including four detainees, have been killed in the West Bank and 10 in the Gaza Strip. …
What has been happening in Syria for the past three years? According to NATO and GCC media reports, the “regime” has shed blood to suppress a democratic revolution. However this version is contradicted by the current support for the government estimated at, according to sources, between 60 and 90 % of the population. The truth is quite different: NATO and the GCC have successively lost a war of succession and a fourth generation Nicaraguan-type war. It is they, and they alone, who organized and financed the death of 120,000 Syrians. Continue reading →
NSA ‘reserved the right’ to analyze unwitting UK citizens’ ‘pattern of life’
The US National Security Agency has subverted an international agreement in order to save and examine the phone, internet, and other communication records of UK citizens not suspected of any wrongdoing, according to a new report.
The United States is silently watering down the text of an anti-spying UN resolution introduced by Germany and Brazil in order to ensure any extra-territorial violation of online privacy remains legal, according to a document obtained by The Cable.