7 July 2019 — Novara Media
6 July 2019 — Corporate Watch
First, some good news. At the end of last year we revealed the huge amounts pathology company The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) was paying to its directors and shareholders – while denying couriers the better pay they were demanding. Since then, six months of campaigning and threats of strike action by the couriers and their union, the IWGB, has persuaded TDL to sign a historic pay deal. In the words of the IWGB: “The deal proves it is possible for so-called “gig economy” workers to secure hourly pay and improved conditions through campaigns and strikes.”
24 June 2019 — WSWS
A series of recent reports—based on documents obtained from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) filings and other leaked information—have revealed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is violating the First Amendment right to free speech and assembly by gathering social media data for surveillance purposes and targeting organizations and individuals for harassment, intimidation, deportation and arrest.
31 December 2018 — WSWS
Amid global crackdown on refugees
The world is pulsing with hundreds of millions of people desperate to flee their homes under the weight of the crisis of world capitalism. According to a recent Gallup study, a sixth of the world’s adult population—some 750 million people, not including children—want to flee their home countries to escape war, poverty, conflict and disease.
26 November 2018 — Statewatch
1. Analysis: Decriminalising solidarity by promoting the regularisation of migrants by Fulvio Vassallo Paleologo (Osservatorio Solidarieta Carta di Milano
2. Viewpoint: Morocco: Wherever EU immigration policy rears its ugly head, violence and abuses follow by Yasha Maccanico
23 November 2018 — True Publica
By TruePublica: Back in September, three environmental activists were the first people in Britain since 1932 to receive jail sentences for non-violent anti-fracking protest in the UK. An appeal was lodged and public outrage caused a new judge to declare that the original ruling was ‘excessive”. This excessive use of the law is being used again in another case, which has more serious consequences.
22 July 2018 — FAIR
[Although the US is the subject of this piece, firstly, it applies equally to this septic isle as it does to the US and secondly, you have to hunt hard to find journalism of this quality here in the UK, to our lasting shame. WB]
David Frum (Atlantic, 6/20/18) rejects the “extremism” of holding the US responsible for creating the conditions that force mass migration.
26 June 2018 — The Anti-Empire Report
The current mass exodus of people from Central America to the United States, with the daily headline-grabbing stories of numerous children involuntarily separated from their parents, means it’s time to remind my readers once again of one of the primary causes of these periodic mass migrations.
13 July 2018 — Jonathan Cook
Israel preserved a tribal idea of citizenship that followers of Trump and Europe’s far-right now seek to emulate
Middle East Eye – 13 July 2018
Polarisation within western societies on issues relating to migration and human rights has been intensifying over recent weeks and months. To many observers, it looks suspiciously as if an international order in place since the end of the second world – one that emphasised universal rights as a way to prevent dehumanisation and conflict – is rapidly unravelling in Europe and the United States.