Don’t Pursue War, Pursue War Crimes: Michael Ratner’s Decades-Long Battle to Close Guantánamo

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that’s 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for …
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Rachel Riley loses latest round of libel battle with Corbyn-supporting blogger

Television presenter Rachel Riley has lost the latest round of a libel battle with a political blogger and Jeremy Corbyn supporter over an article which alleged that she engaged in a “campaign of online abuse and harassment” against a teenager on Twitter. “Serial abuser”? Riley, 35, the numbers expert on the Channel 4 show Countdown, …
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Spycops accused of ‘misogyny and mission creep’ as woman’s ten year battle for justice reaches final stage

One of the women deceived into a relationship by a spycop has reached the final stage of her case against the police for abusing her human rights. 20 April saw the start of Kate Wilson’s hearing before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT). This is the last part of Wilson’s 10 year battle against the police …
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Boris Johnson faces battle with Tory rebels and Labour over ‘vaccine passports’

Boris Johnson faces a battle over plans to introduce “vaccine passports” for people to demonstrate their Covid-19 status before going to events. A government review into “Covid status certification” found they could “potentially play a role” in settings such as theatres, nightclubs and mass events, and might also be used in pubs and restaurants to …
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Massive victory for workers as Uber loses Supreme Court battle

Supreme Court justices have ruled against Uber and said that drivers should be classed as workers. Seven justices ruled on the latest round of a long-running fight between Uber operating companies and drivers on Friday, after a hearing in July. Uber operating companies, who said drivers were contractors not workers, appealed to the Supreme Court …
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Jeremy Corbyn’s legal battle with Labour reaches the High Court

The first stage of Jeremy Corbyn’s legal battle with Labour over his suspension from the parliamentary party will be heard by the High Court. Lawyers for the former opposition leader are applying for the disclosure of documents ahead of a possible legal challenge over his suspension. At a remote hearing on Monday afternoon, judge Lisa …
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Headteachers ‘speechless’ after ministers offer food standards advice during school meals battle

Headteachers have been left angry by a letter from ministers reminding them to provide pupils with nutritious food in school. It comes just days after MPs rejected a campaign to extend free meals to children during the holidays. “Speechless” The letter came from children’s minister Vicky Ford and junior health minister Jo Churchill. It was …
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‘This is not just about a railway’: meet the women at the forefront of the battle to save Jones Hill Wood

After nine days of amazing resistance by activists, the battle to save Jones Hill Wood is entering its final phase, with nine people arrested on Thursday 8 October. Jones Hill is an ancient woodland which will be destroyed imminently to make way for the HS2 high speed railway, dubbed “the most expensive and destructive infrastructure …
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Super-Fast Cable! Lib Dems Triumph In Broadband Battle

Hot on the heels of Nick Clegg’s triumphs in the TV election debates the Lib Dems can now claim another victory – Clegg’s colleague Vince Cable is the senior politician whose constituents enjoy the fastest broadband in the UK. Vince Cable’s constituents in Twickenham on average get speeds over two megabits faster than those in …
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