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Jeremy Corbyn Is Praised for Denouncing Failed ‘Global War on Terror’


The British Labour Party leader’s speech comes as general election campaigning resumes in the U.K. after Monday’s deadly bombing in Manchester, England.

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U.K. Labour Party’s ‘Most Left-Wing Program’ in 30 Years Would Be Paid For by Taxing the Rich


Under Jeremy Corbyn, the British opposition party plans to raise taxes only on the wealthy and corporations to finance a progressive plan that includes eliminating university tuition.

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Noam Chomsky: The Most Remarkable Thing About 2016 Election Was Bernie Sanders, Not Trump (Video)

In a BBC “Newsnight” interview, the renowned linguist (pictured) talks about the Democrats’ betrayal of the working class and Sanders’ incredible feat of breaking with “a century of U.S. history.”

Posted on May 15, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

U.K. Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn Shocks Critics With a Rousing Speech Against the Establishment (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

“They do not want us to win,” Corbyn says, kicking off his 2017 election campaign. “Because when we win it is the people, not the powerful, who win.”

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Theresa May Will Have Her Way: British Parliament Votes to Allow June 8 Election (Update)


On Tuesday, the British prime minister suddenly called for a snap general election. On Wednesday, Parliament approved the early election.

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Brexit Has Begun Officially, but No One Seems to Know How Long It Will Take


As Britain’s prime minister triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, beginning the formal process for the U.K. to leave the European Union, EU officials essentially say, “Not so fast.”

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A Second Scottish Independence Referendum Looms as Formal Brexit Negotiations Appear Imminent


Just after the U.K. Parliament’s vote to start the formal process to leave the European Union, Scotland’s government throws a wrench in the works.

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House of Commons Speaker Says He Won’t Invite Trump to Address U.K. Parliament (Video)

By Natasha Hakimi

Prime Minister Theresa May faces stark resistance from the British public and her fellow parliamentarians for asking the president to visit. (Pictured, Speaker John Bercow.)

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Glenn Greenwald: It’s Toxic to Demonize Corbyn as Russia ‘Collaborator’ for Opposing Belligerence


In response to Jeremy Corbyn’s call for the “de-militarization of the border” between NATO countries and Russia, critics have dismissed the U.K. Labour Party leader as a traitor.

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As 2017 Begins, the Right Is Emboldened but Not Ascendant


The right took power in Britain and the United States in 2016 because those who represent the left in electoral arenas failed to provide a compelling vision of a better world, according to Gary Younge at The Guardian.

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We Must Tell the Truth About the Iraq War


The People’s Tribunal on the Iraq War wants to expose the lies and human toll of the ongoing invasion.

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In a Sweeping Victory, Jeremy Corbyn Is Re-Elected as U.K. Labour Party Leader


After a summer saga that’s been dubbed the “chicken coup,” in which a group of Labour Party politicians tried to depose their leader, Corbyn has emerged triumphant from another election—this time with a larger majority.

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Democratic Socialism Appeals to More Than Just the Young—Check Out Jeremy Corbyn’s Support Base


It’s a fallacy that only millennials can get behind progressive leaders; humans have whittled down the world’s wilderness to less than 20 percent; and Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk of “ethnic cleansing” is a “staggering act of chutzpah.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Is Socialism the ‘Obvious’ Answer to Growing Inequality?


Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have shined a spotlight on the economic model that can lead us out of gaping inequality; Canada could actually benefit if Donald Trump wins the U.S. elections; meanwhile, we may need to reconsider air travel in times of climate change. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Jeremy Corbyn Points Out Shaky Math Behind Claims of ‘Trotskyite Infiltration’ Into Labour Party


After Britain’s deputy Labour leader, Tom Watson, told media that the extreme left is attempting a takeover of the party, his boss called him out on his “nonsense.” Meanwhile, several U.K. academics are demanding a meeting with the BBC to discuss its alleged bias against Corbyn.

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Jeremy Corbyn Launches Bold, Progressive Plan to Transform U.K.


“Our country wasn’t run by Brussels, it’s run by boardrooms across the world,” the Labour Party leader said as he called for pro-worker public investments, peace abroad and a clean-energy transition.

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Jeremy Corbyn Wins Another Battle as the War Against His Labour Party Leadership Continues (Video)


It’s dizzying to try to keep up with the drama of British politics in the post-Brexit era as resignations and elections seem to never-endingly roll in. Through it all, however, one man has continued to weather the storm of betrayals and right-wing plots.

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Future British Prime Minister Theresa May Is Not More Feminist Than Jeremy Corbyn by a Long Shot


The country that lived through Margaret Thatcher’s premiership should know better than to believe a female leader will protect women’s rights purely on the basis of her gender.

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Noam Chomsky and Over 100 Intellectuals Denounce ‘Savage’ Media Treatment of Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn


“We do not expect journalists to give any elected leader an easy ride,” they wrote in a letter published by The Guardian, “but Corbyn has been treated from the start as a problem to be solved rather than as a politician to be taken seriously.”

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Sir John Chilcot and His Team for Their Report on the Iraq War


While the United Kingdom’s official inquiry into the war confirmed information that many who opposed it already knew or suspected, its critical importance should not be underestimated.

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Chilcot Report on Iraq War Is ‘Damning Verdict’ for Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair (Video)


The United Kingdom’s official inquiry into the Iraq War has revealed that former Prime Minister Tony Blair “deliberately exaggerated [the] threat from Iraq” and did not exhaust all possibilities before resorting to military action. After the report was released on Wednesday, current Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn issued an apology on behalf of his party for its role in the war. (Updated)

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The Real Reason Labour Elites and Commentators Hate Jeremy Corbyn and the Movement Behind Him


American anthropologist David Graeber digs beneath the superficial justifications for the Labour Party’s failed “chicken coup,” as it’s now being called, to understand the true reasons why members of Parliament and political commentators want Corbyn out.

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A Progressive American in London: My Thoughts on Brexit and the Revolt Against Jeremy Corbyn


After voting to leave the European Union, the U.K. needs serious discussions on a progressive way forward. For that, it needs Corbyn at the helm of the Labour Party.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE

Brexit Surprise: Boris Johnson Bows Out of Tory Leadership Race; Labour Feud Continues (Multimedia)

The Tory head of the Leave campaign was expected to announce his bid for prime minister Thursday morning—that is until his closest ally decided to break away and announce his own run. (Updated)

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Rally Outside U.K. Parliament Boosts Embattled Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn (Multimedia)

Take a look at the clips and photos Natasha Hakimi Zapata, a Truthdig assistant editor, collected when she joined Corbyn’s grass-roots followers as members of his party tried to force his resignation after the Brexit vote.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

How Not to Talk About the Nazi Era and Israel/Palestine


The fallout from a witch hunt in which British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters were accused of anti-Semitism reminds us that both sides flinging comparisons with Nazism at each other only distracts from the legitimate issue of Palestinian rights.

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This Is the Only Way to Put an End to Israel’s Occupation


Haaretz writer Gideon Levy outlines the most effective method to stopping Israel’s occupation of Palestine; scientists may have found a battery that “lasts forever”; meanwhile, the anti-Semitism crisis in the U.K.‘s Labour Party may have actually been manufactured by the Israel lobby. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE

Demonstrators at May Day Rallies Worldwide Demand Workers’ Rights


In the U.S., “there’s manufactured ignorance that prevents us from knowing about May Day,” one historian says.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE

Actor Danny DeVito Endorses Bernie Sanders in the U.S. and Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. (Videos)


The Hollywood star weighed in on politics recently in a clip that went viral and even prompted Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to pitch a film idea.

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#ResignCameron: Thousands Call for British Prime Minister to Step Down


In the wake of the Panama Papers, protesters gather in London with a message for Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Some Labor Members of Parliament Want Jeremy Corbyn to Step Down


Two Labour members of Britain’s Parliament are demanding that Jeremy Corbyn resign as party leader. Corbyn’s allies respond that they should accept the party’s democratic selection.

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VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn Joins Tens of Thousands in U.K. Anti-Nuclear Weapons Rally

“We are not alone,” the leader of Britain’s Labour Party told the crowd in a mass demonstration in central London Saturday. “There are many people around the world ... who have wanted a non-nuclear future for their country and their planet.”

Posted on Feb 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Chomsky: Trump’s Rise Is Due to the ‘Breakdown of Society’


MIT professor and intellectual Noam Chomsky compares the political environment that’s allowed Donald Trump to flourish with the Great Depression era of the 1930s, as “people feel isolated, helpless, victim of powerful forces that they do not understand and cannot influence.”

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Truthdiggers of the Week: All Involved in Britain’s #JC4PM Tour


Despite being ignored by the mainstream media, the Jeremy Corbyn for Prime Minister touring show is bringing together like-minded people who support progressive politics.

Posted on Feb 6, 2016 READ MORE

VIDEO: Jeremy Corbyn Takes Down Big Banks During Surprise Appearance

By Natasha Hakimi

“The bankers created a crisis, the government’s responded by cutting services, increasing the costs of the poorest people and making the richest even richer,” the leader of Britain’s Labour Party said Thursday night at the O2 Forum Kentish Town, a concert hall in London.

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Glenn Greenwald Compares 7 Stages of Establishment Backlash Against Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders


The journalist with The Intercept has done a great job of recording how establishment reactions to the rise of Bernie Sanders feel a bit like British déjà vu.

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The Corbyn Effect: Survey Shows Huge Support in Labour Party for Its Leader


It seems that Jeremy Corbyn is successfully reshaping the Labour Party in the U.K., with a survey showing “overwhelming support for him [and] a decisive shift to the left.”

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VIDEO: Charlie Brooker Despairs at 2015, a Year of ‘Fascistic Demagogues’ Capitalizing on Tragedies

With dry wit, the British comedian looks back at the most notable events of 2015, including mass shootings in the United States and beyond, media reactions toward Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s election, and the ominous rise of Donald Trump.

Posted on Jan 5, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

2015 in Review: The Best Ear to the Ground Posts of the Year


As the countdown to the new year begins, we take a look at 2015’s most popular stories.

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10 Good Things About the Not-So-Great Year 2015


It would certainly be easy to do a piece about 10 horrible events from 2015, from the ongoing war in Syria and the refugee crisis to the bombings in Beirut, Paris and San Bernardino and the rise of Donald Trump and Islamophobia. But that wouldn’t be a very inspiring way to bid farewell to this year and usher in a new one. So let’s look at 10 reasons to feel better about 2015.

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2003 All Over Again? On Eve of Syria Vote, U.K. Is Warned Against ‘Rush to War’


“We must do everything we can to stop MPs voting the U.K. into its fourth war on a Muslim country in 14 years,” Stop the War coalition says.

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Study Finds British Press ‘Systematically Undermined’ Progressive Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn


In an analysis of nearly 500 articles on the recently elected U.K. Labour Party head, the Media Reform Coalition found that the majority of the pieces printed were “ ‘negative,’ meaning they were openly hostile or expressed animosity or ridicule.”

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Jeremy Corbyn to Apologize for Labour Party’s Role in Iraq War


Corbyn, a leading member of the Stop the War coalition and vociferous opponent of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s decision to drag the U.K. into the Iraq War, is expected to say that Labour will “never make the same mistake again.”

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: The Kind of Society We Want

By Jeremy Corbyn

We celebrate the values of solidarity, of compassion, of social justice, fighting for the underprivileged, and of working for people at home and abroad. These things are not dreams, but practical realities that we, together, intend to achieve.

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN

Noam Chomsky on Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, Syriza and the Power of Activism


In an interview in Jacobin magazine, the linguist and scholar predicts what would happen if Bernie Sanders won the 2016 presidential election and comments on the rise of progressive political parties like Greece’s Syriza and figures such as Jeremy Corbyn of the U.K.

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How Bernie Sanders Won Over Iowa and Overtook Hillary Clinton in the Polls


Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has shocked many with his recent success in Iowa, but maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised; media coverage of the U.K.’s Jeremy Corbyn has revealed The Guardian’s true colors; meanwhile, the IMF is telling Israel to stop spending so much money on defense. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 READ MORE

What You Need to Know About David Cameron’s #Piggate, the Controversy Sweeping the U.K.


The British prime minister has been caught in a media storm after a former billionaire Tory donor released pages from his tell-all book. While some of the allegations may point toward corruption, the one that has the Twitterverse laughing nonstop involves a dead pig and Cameron’s private parts.

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Jeremy Corbyn, Fighter for Social Justice, Peace and Human Rights


Although his feet have barely touched the ground, the Labour Party’s new leader, a man of principle, is already reinvigorating British politics.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE

Iran Has Bigger Problems on Its Hands Than Economic Sanctions


Although news of the nuclear deal has been welcome in Iran, the country is facing an impending domestic crisis that hasn’t made Western headlines; there are lessons the American left can and should learn from the U.K.’s Jeremy Corbyn; meanwhile, the U.S. obsession with bottled water must come to an end. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Sep 20, 2015 READ MORE

How the Left Can Win in the U.K. and Elsewhere


One of the lessons of Jeremy Corbyn’s election to the head of the British Labour Party is that the “entrenched, institutional power of the Right” can be undone only by combining the passions of disparate social groups in a broad populist movement.

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