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UK Labour Party Bars Saudi Arabia from its Conference Over War Crimes

London (AHT) – The Labour Party has barred Saudi Arabia and Sudan from attending its party conference in Brighton, the Independent reported. A spokesperson for the party told Huffington Post: “Following evidence of war crimes committed by Saudi Arabia in its bombing campaign in Yemen and other large-scale human rights abuses, the NEC agreed that the embassy’s application to attend the Labour […]

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UK Police Earn Millions Training Forces from Saudi Arabia and Gulf Allies

London (MEE) – UK ministers accused of putting trade deals before human rights as documents reveal authoritarian Gulf states paid for training. The British government has earned more than $4.4m by training the police forces of Middle East states with authoritarian rights records, it has been revealed The College of Policing, an arm of the […]

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UK Bends Rules to Allow London Listing of Saudi Oil Giant Aramco

London (MEE) – Authorities plan to exempt state-owned firms from some governance rules, as Saudi Arabia prepares partial sell-off of world’s largest oil firm. The UK’s financial regulator is to loosen regulations that would allow Saudi Arabia’s national oil company to list on London’s stock exchange, the first shot in a war with the US to […]

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UK High Court Rules Saudi Conduct in Yemen “Not Irrational or Unlawful”

London (GPA) – The London High Court has ruled in favor of the UK government following a lawsuit raised by the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT). Which focused on violations of international humanitarian laws perpetrated by Saudi Arabia since beginning their war against Yemen– now in its third year. Despite the overwhelming 53 pages of evidence, two […]

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British PM ‘Burying’ Report Exposing Saudi Funding of Extremism in UK

London (MEMO) – The British Prime Minister has been accused of “covering up” a report exposing terrorism funding by Saudi Arabia. Prominent British MPs have accused Number Ten burying a report that was originally commissioned by the former Prime Minster David Cameron in an effort to strike a deal with the Liberal Democrats to secure their support for […]

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Corbyn Defied Media Rules by Linking UK Wars to Terrorism

London (FAIR) – When a terrorist killed 22 at a May 22 concert filled with young people in England’s Manchester, most journalists—especially US ones—assumed it would help the struggling Conservative Party and its standard-bearer, Prime Minister Theresa May, win the snap election she had called for June 8, just 17 days ahead. That is, after all, the conventional […]

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The Tories Unleash a ‘Day of Rage’ Every Day. It’s Called Austerity

London (AHT) – The right wing backlash against the righteous anger and, yes, rage over the mass incineration of human beings inside Grenfell Tower in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea has begun. Demonising those who dare do anything other than wave a few placards and sing hymns in solidarity with the victims and survivors is being characterise as tantamount to […]

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The Day After Corbyn’s Surprise Surge, NPR Would Rather Talk About Buckethead

London (FAIR) – There were 771 words in NPR.org‘s lead day-after story (6/9/17) on the results of the British elections. None of them were “Jeremy” or “Corbyn.” That’s odd, because surely one of the most noteworthy aspects of the election was the surprisingly strong showing of the Labour Party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. Widely expected to […]