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Ron Paul: a bigoted, reactionary enemy of the 99 per cent

Ron Paul, standing to the be the Republicans presidential candidate, has some support on the left because he is antiwar and anti–bank bailout. Mike Wilhelm examines his actual political message…

The Fidesz Government in Hungary: a parliamentary coup d’etat as civil rights under attack

Mass protests have broken out in Hungary against antidemocratic laws, writes Tobi Hanse Late at night on 2 January, tens of thousands demonstrated against Hungary’s new constitution in front of…

Italy’s new government launches major attack on workers

Martin Suchanek reports on the latest attack on Italian workers by the new government…

Anti-austerity protests in Romania

JANUARY HAS  seen days of mass militant action against the government, as thousands of people took to the streets across Romania to protest against austerity and corruption. Clashes in many cities…

The battle of Saltley Gate – 1972 “Close the gates!”

On the fortieth anniversary of the Battle of Saltley Gate Norman Goodwin then a shop steward at GKN Salisbury Transmissions plant in Witton recounts his memories of the day when…

Battle for the internet: Internet giants take actions against proposed censorship laws in the US

AN ‘INTERNET blackout’ on 18 January by industry giants including Wikipedia and Google succeeded in blocking attempts to pass new laws against ‘internet piracy’ through the US congress.…

Megaupload shut down by mega corporations

THE COLLAPSE of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) in the US congress might appear to be a victory for those who champion…

Twitter has ‘different ideas about freedom of expression’

IN A move calculated to appeal to investors, Twitter has announced it is now able to censor tweets by country of origin. Previously, if a tweet was deleted, it disappeared from…

Eurozone crisis will get worse in 2012

Despite the best efforts of the French and German leaders, the Eurozone crisis is not going away, writes Andy Yorke…