It is a fairly generic mix of articles, gathered through twitter, the blogs I follow and suggestions from the Scoop.it curation tool, that catch my attention as interesting to me and possibly other people.
You can use the filter option just above this introduction to search for a particular topic within the numerous articles collated here.
A “cosy club” of people educated at private schools and Oxbridge still dominates politics, the judiciary and media, and locks out talented people from more modest backgrounds, according to Government advisers.
This morning’s Guardian’s editorial on the independence debate includes an interesting comment of universal concern: The reality for modern nation states is that they all face a global economic order in which corporate power is in the ascendant,...
For the numerous readers who asked: “But what can we do?” after reading my Top 10 Reasons to Hate Capitalism published here on CounterPunch: 10. We can elect governments that represent people rather than corporations.
After just two years in power, French Socialist François Hollande has become one of the least popular leaders in Europe. He has taken much of the blame for chipping away at France’s social wage and for the rise of the radical right wing.
In an exclusive extract from his new book, Owen Jones explains how the political, social and business elites have a stranglehold on the countryDefinitions of "the establishment" share one thing in common: they are always pejorative.
History has witnessed millenarian violence before. But Islamic States modern barbarism is a daunting new threatThe rapid advance of Islamic State (Isis) through Iraq has produced panic in the west not all of it irrational.
One aspect of the passing of the Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Act by the Scottish parliament last week was that Scotland has something to which the rest of the UK can only, as yet, aspire, which is a General Anti-Avoidance Rule.
The police response to public protests in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the deadly August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, Jr., an unarmed eighteen-year-old black man killed by a white police officer, was a prime illustration of the...
Ukip leader and London mayor take steps towards to Westminster, causing political headache for Tory leaderDavid Cameron returns to work at Downing Street from his Cornish holiday on Wednesday with a double whammy of a political headache after his...