Tag Archives: United States

Labour mustn’t fall for the jobs fallacy – TTIP is a threat to democracy

Cameron Obamaj

The EU-US trade deal could lock in free market reforms and prevent a future government being able to reverse the privatisation of public services.

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Union membership and the arc of inequality (graph)

A fascinating graph by Colin Gordon for Dissent magazine shows the relationship in the United States between union membership and inequality.

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US Politics Digest: CIA nominee faces heat over drones; row over spending cuts continues and more

A weekly round up of developments in US politics.

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Fox News: Fair and balanced (occasional series)

Republican efforts to kill Obamacare with repeal bills are amounting to nothing, but it’s not for want of support from America’s most strident news outlet.

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Trapped between Moscow and Damascus: Annan’s peace plan for Syria stumbles again

Russia will only support Annan’s plan if it doesn’t stipulate the form of a unity government, yet the opposition demand the exclusion of Assad’s inner circle.

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If Britons elected the US president, it’d be a landslide for Obama

A survey of global attitudes towards Barack Obama’s presidency reveals ebbing enthusiasm for his policies, yet overwhelming European support for a second term.

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Vote 2012: Americans in the UK

The six million American voters that live abroad proved critical to Obama’s victory in 2008. This year, Democrat activists are looking to repeat the trick.

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Civil justice “reforms” mean corporate wrongdoers will be beyond the law

Class action lawsuits against multinational companies may not be viable in future because of the government’s misconceived reforms of the civil justice system.

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Memo to Westminster: UK “independent nuclear deterrent” not actually independent

No single element of the nuclear deterrent – neither submarine, nor missile, nor warhead – is independent despite politicians saying that is what we must have.

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US vetoes settlement resolution: reaction and analysis

As uprisings continue to spread across the Middle East – particularly Libya – in a small corner of New York, the United States has taken a stand which could inflame the region further.

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