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Charlie Gilmour: another example of political sentencing

Another outrageous prison sentence has been handed down to a protester, writes Rachel Brooks Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, has been jailed for 16 months for…

News International: How deep does the rot go?

Rebekah Brooks has fallen from power as the ongoing saga at News International, and across the political scene continues, writes Rachel Brooks …

Murdoch Empire phone hacking scandal exposes corruption at the heart of the system

  The News of the World, flagship paper for the Murdoch Empire, is up to its neck in corruption and illegal phone hacking which goes right to the heart of…

Police violence against working people exposed

Last year, returning from a football match, student Tommy Meyers was savaged by a police dog while being arrested for assault. Now, following his acquittal, he and his family talk…

Vince Cable makes veiled threat on anti-union laws at GMB conference

Con-Dem Business Secretary, Vince Cable, struggled to complete his speech today when he said coordinated strike action could result in more anti-union laws. John Bowman reports The chair had to…

Marxism and the state

By Simon Hardy Many people think that the police in Britain are somehow neutral in political matters. But recent events have exposed the real nature of the police force. This…

Wedding used for political clampdown

The Philip K Dick short story Minority Report, which was made into a film starring Tom Cruise, sees a futuristic police force arresting people before they have committed a crime.…

Facebook joins wave of wedding repression

Fifty anticuts pages taken down under cover of royal celebrations At the same time as the royal wedding, alongside a wave of raids on squats and ‘pre-emptive’ arrests of activists,…

Royal Wedding celebrates all that is wrong with the system

“For richer, for poorer?” A sick joke at our expense, writes Joana Ramiro…

A threat to our right to protest

Nina Power comments in The Guardian on the intense and repressive police crackdown on anti-cuts protesters, just a few days before the royal wedding. Today, several social centres were raided.…