Sunday, June 23, 2013

After PRISM: on Power, Trust and Accountability

Multinational corporations who dominate large parts of the internet have provided USA’s National Security Agency with massive amounts of their users’ intimately personal data. This is simply unacceptable in any democracy worthy of the name. From TI

Also see America's Surveillance Net from the Nation and keep an eye on the Anti-Bases Campaign media page for coverage of the local situation. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The origins of the Spanish Civil War

In July 1936 a military rising was launched in Spain by a group of military generals aiming to overthrow the Republican government, elected only five months previously. Though initially successful in many parts of Spain, opponents of the rising- working people, trade-unionists, members of political organisations from the centre to the left and, in some cases, members of the Civil Guard and the new Republican police force, the Assault Guard- took to the streets, erected barricades, and confronted the insurgents.

Visit the International Brigade Memorial Trust 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Resist and transform: the struggle for water in Greece

A combination of opposing privatisation and putting forward practical alternatives is helping water campaigners mount an effective challenge to austerity in Greece. Hilary Wainwright reports