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Naomi Klein and Jeremy Corbyn: How the Left Is Changing the Global Political Debate (Video)

The U.K.’s Labour Party leader assures the author and activist, “When people’s minds are opened up, there’s no end to the possibilities.”

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN
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The Democratic Party Is Such a Mess—What to Do, What to Do?


A CliffsNotes version of arguments by 10 expert analysts and pundits, with a wide range of perspectives.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017 READ MORE

Naomi Klein: ‘Counting on [Trump] Self-Destructing Is Very, Very Dangerous’ (Video)

The author of “The Shock Doctrine” worries that Democrats are positioning themselves as the “Impeachment Party” rather than proposing ideas for bettering American lives.

Posted on Jul 4, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Russell Brand: London’s Grenfell Tower Fire Is ‘Terrorism’ of a Different Kind (Video)

Referring to the politics involved in the fiery destruction, the “Trews” host says, “Austerity is not frugality, it is brutality. It is violence.”

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Prime Minister Theresa May Is Rushed Away as Londoners Protest Deadly Fire


In the wake of the Grenfell Tower blaze, hundreds take to the streets to demand swift action from the British government.

Posted on Jun 17, 2017 READ MORE

Inspired by Jeremy Corbyn, Matt Taibbi Bids ‘Goodbye and Good Riddance’ to Centrism


If the media treated “disaffected voters like the overwhelming majority they are,” the journalist writes about the recent election gains made by the U.K.’s Labour Party leader (pictured), “we might at least stop face-planting on our election predictions.”

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 READ MORE

Take Heart, Progressives: Theresa May Is Putting a Nail in the Coffin of the U.K. Right Wing


As Bernie Sanders framed it in his congratulatory message to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn after Thursday’s snap election, the war against “austerity and inequality” is only beginning.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 READ MORE

John Oliver: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Is ‘Maddeningly Evasive’ on Brexit Negotiations (Video)

As Britain prepares for official talks on its divorce from the European Union, the “Last Week Tonight” host outlines what a mess his native country is in at the moment.

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

What the U.S. Can Learn from the U.K. Election and Jeremy Corbyn


The Labour Party leader teaches that we should embrace the radical change needed to inspire people to take action and shift the realm of the possible.

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 READ MORE

Jeremy Corbyn Changes the Face of British Politics, Shows Socialism Is Appealing to Voters


This week’s Larry’s List is dedicated to the U.K. Labour Party leader and his achievement in the recent general election, which dismantled the establishment trope that the left is unelectable.

Posted on Jun 11, 2017 READ MORE

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U.K. Election Results in Hung Parliament: Is Trumpism Pushing Europe Left?


The Labour Party’s good showing involved several major components, including Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity in the United Kingdom.

Posted on Jun 9, 2017 READ MORE

Corbyn Calls on May to Resign as British Election Results Show Losses for Conservatives


The outcome immediately raised questions about whether May could maintain her hold on Downing Street. It also threw into doubt the country’s plans for leaving the European Union.

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 READ MORE

Russell Brand: Jeremy Corbyn Has Been in Politics for Decades With His Integrity Intact (Video)

This election “could be a chance for ordinary people to take back our country,” “The Trews” host says. (Pictured, Corbyn in the 1980s.)

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Jeremy Corbyn Calls for Theresa May to Resign Over Police Cuts (Video)


Three days before an election that could change the course of British history, the Labour Party leader questions the prime minister’s record.

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 READ MORE

Is Hillary Clinton About to Destroy the Democratic Party?


The 2016 presidential candidate is doing more harm than anyone imagined; a journalist delves into how the Bible Belt “lost God and found Trump”; and Bernie Sanders’ U.K. speaking tour is yielding interesting results.

Posted on Jun 4, 2017 READ MORE

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party Is a Beacon in These Blighted Times


The party’s strong campaign in this Thursday’s election—and the leadership under Corbyn—suggest positive developments that range beyond the U.K.’s borders.

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 READ MORE

Economist Richard Wolff Compares Jeremy Corbyn to Bernie Sanders (Video)

In a discussion about the political turmoil roiling the European Union, the renowned Marxist thinker talks about Europe’s left and the U.K.’s Labour Party leader (shown left; Sanders right).

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

What Did Theresa May Know About the Manchester Bomber?


Critical questions remain unanswered, deflected by promises of an internal review.

Posted on May 31, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on May 17, 2017 READ MORE

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)

“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.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE

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.”

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE

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

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.

Posted on Jan 17, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jan 2, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Oct 30, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Sep 14, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jul 12, 2016 READ MORE

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.”

Posted on Jul 10, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jul 9, 2016 READ MORE

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)

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on May 18, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 READ MORE

#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.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 READ MORE

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