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The son of Daniel Morgan has labelled the findings of a report into his father’s death a “national shame”. And he has criticised the Metropolitan Police for its response to the report. A report by an independent panel accused the Met of “a form of institutional corruption”. This was for concealing o...
Nicaragua has been under heavy fire from the corporate-owned media lately. The government of Daniel Ortega has arrested several opposition figures in the midst of an upcoming election. The US government and corporate media have been expressing their outrage about what they consider to be the growing...
On 15 June, Osime Brown’s mother announced that the Home Office has dropped the deportation case against her 22-year-old autistic son. This is a victory for Brown’s family and all those who campaigned against his planned deportation. But Brown suffered immense trauma at the hands of institutio...
On Saturday 12 June, over a thousand people from the Ethiopian state of Tigray protested in Falmouth outside the G7 media centre. We spoke to one of the demonstrators to find out why. The Ethiopian state is engaged in a genocidal attack on the Tigrayan people in an attempt to stamp out their demands...
Known in the US as Juneteenth, 19 June will now be a nationwide holiday to celebrate the end of slavery. President Joe Biden signed a bill on 18 June which formalised the annual event. But some say the move is being used as a stand-in for measures that would actually help African American communitie...
On 10 November 2019, the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia was overthrown by a US-government supported military coup. The coup regime, also supported by the UK and the European Union, presided over mass human rights violations and was met with widespread resistance from soc...
Civil liberties activists will sue global advertisers and social media giants who keep secret dossiers of our private information. The Irish Council For Civil Liberties (ICCL) says current rules mean firms can store and use our sensitive data. The case could have worldwide implications. It is claime...
A former special adviser to Arlene Foster has accused Edwin Poots of making “monumental mistakes” in the 24 hours before his resignation. Poots resigned after just three weeks as leader of the DUP, amid party anger at a UK Government pledge to grant Sinn Féin a key concession on Irish language laws....
The Government’s apology over its dire rape conviction record will not comfort those people whose cases have been dropped, the Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales has said. Dame Vera Baird QC said the ministerial apology within its long-awaited Rape Review was a “milestone” which would effec...
Kids of Colour and the Northern Police Monitoring Project (NPMP) have launched a petition calling on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to halt plans to place more police officers in local schools. The No Police in Schools campaign is also calling for the local authority to remove exis...
G7The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is spending £36m on small patrol boats to defend navy ships. 18 new police patrol craft will start coming into service by July 2022. A government announcement claimed the small boats will operated by MOD Police and the Gibraltar Defence Police Forces. Their roles will...

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The Johnson cycle

By Ralph Underhill ...
Tadpoles have emerged as unlikely pioneers who are putting the UK government’s G7 promise on biodiversity to the test. At the recent summit, the government signed up to a range of “commitments to biodiversity and sustainability” in the G7 Nature Compact. Among its promises, the gov...
The proportion of pupils gaining places at their first-choice secondary school has fallen, figures show. Nearly a fifth of children have missed out on their top choice of secondary school, rising to more than two in five pupils in some areas of England, according to data from the Department for Educ...
The author is part of Shoal Collective and is one of the authors of the report highlighted in this piece. A new report by Shoal Collective takes a look at the oppressive new surveillance technologies being used by the British police. Police are using broad ‘counter-terrorism’ measures t...
Boris Johnson’s indecision over securing the UK’s borders has “blown” his coronavirus (Covid-19) road map to freedom, according to Labour leader Keir Starmer. “Indecision” The Labour leader repeatedly pressed the prime minister to explain the UK’s high rates of the Delta variant first id...
Boris Johnson described health secretary Matt Hancock as “hopeless” early in the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, according to a message published by former aide Dominic Cummings. “Totally fucking hopeless” Cummings, who has blamed Hancock for failings during the coronavirus response, published a sc...
The father of a young boy who died following sudden cardiac arrest has stepped up his campaign for defibrillators to be installed in schools across the UK after one was used to save the life of Christian Eriksen. Universal safety Mark King, founder of the Oliver King Foundation, has written a public...
A new report by an early years organisation says ministers knew they were underfunding the sector, passing on the costs to parents and driving down quality. Early Years Alliance (EYA) conducted a two year FOI investigation. The alliance found that the Department for Education (DfE) only gave local a...
After a series of short-term presidents following the resignation of scandal-plagued then-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in March 2018, Peruvians went to the polls this month to elect a new leader. The race is very tight with just 0.3% separating the two candidates. But the frontrunner, a socialist...