Britain

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Alex Salmon reviews James Boyce's 2020 work, which traces the Indigenous people of the wetland areas of eastern England known as the Fens, who fought to preserve their lands, culture and community in the face of attempts to displace them by enclosure.

Jeremy Corbyn addressing campaign volunteers

Keir Starmer’s Labour Party won a landslide in Britain’s July 4 general election. The previously all-powerful Conservatives were reduced to rubble. Derek Wall looks behind the results.

With biting irony, the British government had demonstrated to Rwanda that it could replace the supposedly vile market of people smuggling in Europe with a lucrative market effectively monetising asylum seekers and refugees in exchange of pledges of development, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Keir Starmer and Nigel Farage with background of prison fence

Since Conservative Party Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the election, it has so far been a largely dull campaign, which from Brexit to Palestine, has ignored important issues and strategically focussed on trivia, reports Derek Wall.

Film director Ken Loach on set

Darren Saffin reviews Ken Loach's film The Old Oak, which is set in a dying northern English village following the arrival of Syrian refugee families.

London Palestine protest

While British PM Rishi Sunak and Labour opposition leader Keir Starmer are united in supporting Israel’s decimation of Gaza, resistance to the genocidal war is strong and having an impact, reports Derek Wall.

Finite film

Jeremy Williams reviews Finite, a new film on coal protests in Britain and Germany, which will screen in Australia later this year.

The British Labour Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has voted to bar former leader Jeremy Corbyn from standing as a Labour candidate in the 2024 general election, reports Alex Salmon.

Depleted uranium shells

Britain has revealed it will supply Ukraine with armour-piercing depleted uranium shells, despite the health and environmental harms associated with the materiel, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Allan Todd discusses the urgent need to address climate change and the upcoming Extinction Rebellion protest in London calling for system change to tackle the climate, social and economic crises.

British asylum bill

Britain’s Illegal Migration Bill is bankrupt, unprincipled and modelled on Australia’s cruel refugee policy, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Peoples History of Tennis

Writer, journalist, filmmaker and tennis enthusiast David Berry reveals tennis’ secret radical history, writes Alex Salmon.