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Alternative for Germany moves further to the right

The AfD was originally founded in 2013 as an anti-Euro party, embracing national-conservative and neoliberal values. It has now completed its transformation ... He went...

Mounting evidence Canadian police summarily executed terror suspect

These powers were significantly augmented with the passage last year of Bill C-51, which was authored by the then governing Conservatives and supported by the...

Canada: Refugees mount hunger strike to protest indefinite detention

Dozens of refugees who are being detained indefinitely in two Ontario jails mounted a hunger strike last month to expose the horrific treatment to which...

Canada's elite urges Liberal government to deploy troops to Eastern Europe

This did not change with the election of a Liberal government in Ottawa last year. Foreign Minister Stephane Dion has pledged to implement a free...

Canada's ruling elite uses diplomatic flap to caution Trudeau over China

NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdiere denounced China, saying Chinese President Xi Jinping had “unleashed an extraordinary assault on basic human rights and their defenders,”...

UK White Paper escalates privatisation of higher education

Funding constraints have tightened since the 2010 tripling of tuition fees and associated cuts by the incoming Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition, forcing universities to rely on...

Canadian prime minister endorses Japanese position on South China Sea ahead of G7 summit

Instead, the Liberal Prime Minister concentrated his comments on expanding trade relations between Canada and Japan. He pointed to the presence of international trade minister...

Military and security figures take opposing sides in UK referendum on European Union

His name was wrongly cited in a letter organised by Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron of military figures supporting UK membership in the EU. The...

Postal workers union hails Liberal government's Canada Post review

Even in the event the Liberals ultimately decide to retain home delivery, Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote made clear that it would be...

Hillsborough: A powerful and moving account of Britain's worst sporting disaster

The factual consultant on the film, Professor Phil Scraton, told the Liverpool Echo, “It was about to go into cinemas when the coroner [Sir John...

Canadian capitalism and the Fort McMurray wildfire

CBC.caSevere fires hit Kelowna, British Columbia, in 2003 and Slave Lake, Alberta, in 2011, destroying numerous structures and leading to calls, including from a 2012...

Canada's Liberal government finalizes $15 billion Saudi arms deal

For his own part, former Conservative Foreign Minister John Baird has said that he would sign the same deal again today. The fact that Trudeau's...

People's Assembly demonstration promotes Corbyn's anti-austerity fraud

The Assembly was created by these organisations in 2013 to cover for the Labour Party and the trade unions, which opposed any struggle against the...

Canada's pseudo-left rallies round discredited pro-war, pro-austerity NDP

Terrified by the emergence of mass working class opposition in Ontario in the late 1990s to the “Common Sense Revolution” of Progressive Conservative Premier Mike...

UK central to global tax avoidance Cameron government implicated in Panama Papers revelations

In reality, all big investment decisions appear to have been taken in London, according to the documentary record, where the investment management firm Smith &...

Australian political crisis deepens with humiliating defeat of PM's state taxing plan

Sydney Morning HeraldIn reality, Turnbull's “grand idea” was a scheme by his Liberal-National Coalition government to make the state and territory leaders bear the blame...

Canada's unions hail Mulcair in run-up to NDP leadership vote

National PostNikki Ashton, who represents a northern Manitoba constituency and ran unsuccessfully against Mulcair in the race to replace deceased party leader Jack Layton in...

Canadian Liberal government to implement military spending hikes

Sajjan and Foreign Minter Stephane Dion have also consulted with NATO allies on a Canadian intervention in Libya. Sajjan said he had discussed the possibility...

Canada's establishment “canonizes” former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

Flaherty and the late family patriarch Doug Ford Sr. served together as Tory members of the provincial parliament in the late 1990s under arch-right wing...

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour Party and Britain's bosses are “natural allies”

The SunEven while repeating his pledge of a “New Politics, New Economy, New Britain,” there was little to separate Corbyn's agenda from that of Labour...

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi—Michael Bay's mythmaking

Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore told the Hollywood Reporter, “Movies that honor the military, like Lone Survivor, definitely do better in Texas, Arizona and Nevada...

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi—Michael Bay's mythmaking

Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore told the Hollywood Reporter, “Movies that honor the military, like Lone Survivor, definitely do better in Texas, Arizona and Nevada...

Bernie Sanders mobilizes African American celebrities to help “keep hope alive”

The list includes familiar names from the radical or left-liberal generation of the 1960s and 1970s, including Danny DeVito, John Densmore (The Doors), Elvin Bishop,...

UK Labour leader urges party not to defy Conservative spending cuts

Mirror.co.ukThey have being imposing the cuts demanded first by the Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, then by the Tory/Liberal Democrat coalition, at...

Unifor demands NDP keep silent on Canada-Saudi Arabia arms deal

Meanwhile, NDP Member of Parliament for London-Fanshawe Irene Mathyssen sought to reassure General Dynamics, the Saudis and Unifor. “We don't renege on contracts,” she proclaimed.

Why are Canada's politicians mute about the Canada-US military integration plans?

The revelation that the most senior commanders of the Canadian and United States militaries held a series of meetings in 2013 to consider the possibility...

Corbyn speech to UK Labour conference criticises austerity but offers no ...

The GuardianBut Corbyn had little or nothing to say to people outside the 'insurgency bubble' (to coin a phrase), people not stirred by quotes from...

Canada's parties united in urging military spending hike

Toronto StarJack Harris, the NDP's defence critic, claimed that $2.7 billion had been cut from Defence since 2011, while Joyce Murray for the Liberals and...

Canadian troops begin mission to train Ukrainian Army and National Guard

The Conservative government's attempts to present the CAF Ukraine training mission as motivated by concern for democracy and human rights were given the lie by...

Canada's NDP attacks Liberal deficit spending plan from the right

The Liberals are also attacking the Conservatives for having reduced military spending after increasing it by 2011 to the highest it had been in real...

Britain: Labour leadership beset by talk of splits, coups and legal challenges

New StatesmanHaving embraced much of the Conservative Party's austerity policies, Labour was all but wiped out in Scotland and lost support in England and Wales.

Julian Bond, veteran of early civil rights struggle and pillar of ...

Both Bond and fellow SNCC leader John Lewis left the organization in the mid-1960s, when Stokely Carmichael and other “Black Power” advocates won the leadership...

Canada's NDP promises “change” and continued austerity

A Bloomberg article published this week observed that the NDP had moved sharply further right under Mulcair's leadership so as to prepare for government. Senior...

Canada: Unions join Liberals, NDP in “Anybody but Conservative” campaign

... figures associated with past NDP and Liberal election campaigns, including Don Guy, a former campaign director for now-retired Ontario Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty, and...

As party leadership contest unfolds British Labour backs Conservatives ...

Telegraph.co.ukYvette Cooper, who came in second to Burnham with 59 nominations, served under Gordon Brown's premiership in the Treasury and Department for Work and Pensions.

Canada's NDP defends leader's talks on joining Harper government

Joining Belanger in lending support to Mulcair was British Columbia NDP MP and 2012 party leadership candidate Nathan Cullen. Cullen maintained that in 2007, a...

Australian government intensifies political assault on the ABC

Daily MailAbbott government ministers and ruling Liberal Party MPs have stepped up the witch-hunt against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), threatening more budget cuts and...

Canada expelling tens of thousands of migrant workers

Hidden behind Harper's words were the reactionary implications of the “reforms” his Conservative government made to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program (TFWP), the Seasonal Agricultural...

Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Report and the crimes against the native ...

The TRC—comprised of its chair, Manitoba Justice Murray Sinclair, journalist and broadcast executive Marie Wilson, and lawyer and former Conservative MP Chief Wilton Littlechild—was appointed...

Canada's NDP pledges to “partner” with business as its poll numbers jump

CTV NewsIn an interview published last week in the Montreal daily La Presse, the co-president of the party's national campaign, Alexandre Boulerice, insisted that a...

Canada sending troops to Ukraine on two-year training mission

When Harper made headlines at last November's G-20 summit for telling Putin bluntly to “get out of Ukraine,” the NDP's only objection was that his...

Canadian government seizes on first Iraq casualty to press for war

The Conservative government has seized on Doiron's death to increase its propaganda in favour of a prolongation and major expansion of Canada's participation in the...

Canada helping arm Kiev regime to fight Ukrainian civil war

Canada's Conservative government, which is already supplying “non-lethal” military aid to Ukraine's US-backed government, is now moving toward providing weapons to the Ukraine Army and...

Devolution for Greater Manchester spells the end of the National Health Service

The Conservative/Liberal Democrat government has set out to destroy all the gains in health, education and social welfare conceded to the working class after the...

Unions demobilize Canadian railway workers

While Canada's Conservative government did not publicly threaten to introduce legislation ordering an end to any disruption of CN's operations, illegalizing any future job action...

Canada's NDP belatedly opposes Conservatives' draconian “anti-terror” bill

On the same day as Harper tabled the legislation, NDP foreign affairs spokesman Paul Dewar released a statement in which he rejected any attempt to...

French government survives confidence vote over austerity law

The Socialist Party (PS) government of Prime Minister Manuel Valls easily survived a censure motion presented after Valls used clause 49-3 of the French constitution...

A warning to US oil workers: The United Steelworkers' record of betrayal

Vice President Gary Beevers, who is leading the oil industry negotiations, made $172,099 in 2013. The top eight USW officials ... The eventual settlement, despite...

Canada's government tables bill to expand intelligence agency powers

Toronto Star Canada's Conservative government tabled legislation in parliament yesterday to significantly strengthen the powers of Canada's premier domestic intelligence agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service...

Canada: Harper using “terror attack” to impose anti-democratic measures

National Post Canada's Conservative government and corporate media are seizing upon a purported terrorist attack to advance the ruling elite's agenda of war, reaction, and attacks...