Grenfell Anniversary: Activist Rapper Lowkey Takes Aim At Boris Johnson and UK Neoliberalism

Four years after the Grenfell Tower fire, rapper and activist Lowkey revisits the tragic fire that tore through the North Kensington tower block on June 14, 2017 — killing 72 low-income residents of housing owned by real-estate moguls.

Grenfell Tower

 LONDON -- Four years after the Grenfell Tower fire, rapper and activist Lowkey is drawing attention to the tragic fire that ripped through the North Kensington tower block on June 14, 2017 -- killing 72 people in a low-income community. Lowkey takes aim directly at Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the country’s neoliberal

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UK Govt Loaning Troops to Oman to Prop up Dictatorship

91 British operatives, paid for by the Sultan of Oman, wearing Omani uniforms, but still remaining part of the British military, hold key positions, training and leading local forces to help the monarchy stay in power.

Oman UK troops Feature photo

The United Kingdom keeps dozens of army operatives — “respectable mercenaries” in its own words — to help prop up the Omani dictatorship, a new report from the investigative team at Declassified U.K. has found. Rooted in half a century of covert cooperation between the two countries that receives virtually no public attention, 91 British

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British Weapons Manufacturers, Banks, See Share Price Rocket after Conservative Election Victory

Almost every one of Britain’s top arms producers saw large spikes in their share price immediately following the news that Boris Johnson was to become the next Prime Minister.

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The big winner in last week’s conservative landslide elections in the United Kingdom? Weapons manufacturers.  Almost every one of Britain’s top arms producers saw large spikes in their share price immediately following the news that Boris Johnson was to become the next Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn was going to stand down as leader of the

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Labour’s Brexit Strategy Backfires as UK Votes to Leave EU at Any Cost

While Labour hemorrhaged votes across the board, it was in “leave” constituencies the party faired the worst, where their vote share decreased by over ten percent on average.

UK Brexit Election Feature photo

The Conservative Party is celebrating a resounding victory in yesterday’s General Elections in the United Kingdom. With all but one of the 650 constituencies counted, the public has elected 364 Tory Members to Parliament, on a night that saw great losses for the Labour Party.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared the moment a “new dawn” for the

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Is Boris Johnson Really a Racist? A Look at His Track Record

A cursory perusal of Johnson’s track record of statements relating to the ethnicity, country of origin and/or religion of various people throws light on the question.

Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson Africa

Former Foreign Secretary and oft-described ‘Brexit architect’ Boris Johnson described Muslim women who wear the “burka” and “niqab” as looking like “letterboxes” and “bankrobbers.” But he is not racist, obviously. A cursory perusal of his track record of statements relating to the ethnicity, country of origin and/or religion of various people

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Boris Johnson Jumps Brexit Ship, Jeremy Corbyn Emphasizes Theresa May’s Failures

“For the good of this country and its people, the Government needs to get its act together and do it quickly,” Corbyn told May and her Tory allies. “And if it can’t, make way for those who can.”

In the wake of key resignations from the Tory government, leader of the UK Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn lit into Prime Minister Theresa May and her Tory government on the floor of the House of Commons on Monday as he castigated the failure of her leadership at a perilous time for the nation's economic and political future. Corbyn's remarks came on

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