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  • We Tried Mass Surveillance. It Failed.

    We Tried Mass Surveillance. It Failed.0

    Ever since the election, the government has been promising new laws on surveillance powers. Finally the draft bill has been presented, and it has a truly staggering scope. It would allow the state to hack citizens and businesses here and abroad, intercept data in bulk, and force the keeping of all UK citizens’ communications information

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  • Ending the “Business as Usual” of Tory Victory

    Ending the “Business as Usual” of Tory Victory0

    The one message from the Corbyn campaign that all the Labour leadership hopefuls should be able to agree on is that “business as usual is not enough”. After two lost General Elections clearly the Labour party – and progressive politics in general, desperately needs to find a new way to connect with the electorate. Much

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  • How Patent Manipulation by Drug Companies Endangers Lives

    How Patent Manipulation by Drug Companies Endangers Lives0

      By exploiting the patent system to keep generic drugs off the market, Big Pharma makes lifesaving medicines unaffordable to many in need.  In this video Tahir Amin, co-director of the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge, explains how it works, and what his group is doing to stop it. Learn more: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org  

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  • Did Labour Just Become Podemos By Accident?

    Did Labour Just Become Podemos By Accident?0

    In amongst all the bad headlines and social media furore a quiet revolution is underway in British politics… The aftermath of the 2015 General Election has continued to be cruel. The scrap for the Labour Leadership has engulfed British progressive politics and been played out in excruciating slow motion. On one hand we have had

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  • After A Bruising Election – What Next For Digital Rights?

    After A Bruising Election – What Next For Digital Rights?2

    The 2015 general election was a bruising campaign with a shocking result. Shocking not just that the Tories managed a slim majority against all expectations, but shocking in its implications for every part of this country’s fabric- housing, the NHS, communities, welfare and the ever more fragile Union. Yet more shocking still is the first

  • Let’s make being ‘Wrong on Rights’ unelectable

    Let’s make being ‘Wrong on Rights’ unelectable0

    When it comes to the clash between surveillance and civil liberties, it seems the fight is still very much on. It’s a war we have to win and with the General Election looming, making the case that mass surveillance and privacy should be important issues for voters is pretty vital. Happily, on that score, there

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  • TTIP must not diminish European standards

    TTIP must not diminish European standards0

    The free trade agreement between Europe and America raises the possibility that consumer, employee and environmental protections will be seen as inconveniences that can be reduced rather than levelled between the two partners. The wave of announcements on both sides of the Atlantic on the proposed negotiations between the European Union and the United States

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  • Iraq – Repeating Past Mistakes

    Iraq – Repeating Past Mistakes0

    Before we move forward against ISIL in Iraq, we have to learn from our past mistakes, or we will be doomed to repeat them. So here we are again. Parliament has voted to back military intervention in Iraq. In fact it is not so much as here we go again, as back to business as