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Storbritannia

"I failed to stop the Iraq war"

THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL:
Gavin Hood: Official Secrets

Katharine Gun leaked information about the NSA's request to the British intelligence service GCHQ to spy on members of the UN Security Council in connection with the planned invasion of Iraq.

With spine and ethical compass intact

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NOTICE We need a media culture and a society built on accountability and truth. We do not have that today.

Sweden and England were democracies

Notification::
The treatment of Julian Assange is a legal disaster that began in Sweden and continued in the United Kingdom. If the United States manages to get Assange extradited, it could prevent the publication of information about the great power in the future.

Like the trial in Old Bailey against Julian Assange

ASSANGE::
In this interview with journalist John Pilger, he discusses the trial of Julian Asange, as well as the freedom to hold authorities accountable, the freedom to challenge, to point out hypocrisy and to protest.

The top of an iceberg

TAX::
Panama Papers, Paradise Papers, LuxLeaks and FinCEN provide a clue to the global scope of "tax planning".

"A murderous system is being created"

ASSANGE::
"If Julian Assange is convicted, a murderous system is about to emerge right before our eyes. It will be the death knell for the freedom of the press and the legal community, ”says Nils Melzer, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture.

Brexit: The price of dishonesty

THE CHALLENGES OF EUROPE::
The Brexit chaos seems to culminate in the British leaving the EU – now that the election of Boris Johnson has been postponed. Brexit is the price the British have to pay for not having had an honest discussion about immigration, multiculturalism and the British Empire. But are Britain's problems unique?

An attempt to lift Britain out of the Brexit trenches

BREXIT:
Calypso Nicolaidis: Exodus, reckoning, sacrifice – Three meanings of Brexit

Exodus, reckoning, sacrifice offer a welcome and entertaining attempt to bridge and "reunite" a UK that is divided over Brexit.

Who will own the stories?

POWER:
Rebecca Solnit: Whose Story Is This?

Whose Story Is This? encourages each of us to change the world by changing what story we choose to tell and who it belongs to.

Climate rebel with unity and lightning glue

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE:
Extinction Rebellion Handbook: This is Not a Drill – An Extinction Rebellion and more

Is it possible to get something positive out of a recognition that civilization and the globe are about to go down?

Can the empire strike back after Brexit?

NOSTALGIC IMPERIALISM:
Jacob Rees-Mogg: The Victorians: Twelve Titans Who Forged Britain

Ny Tid is looking at two books with Boris Johnson's future policy in mind. Are selective and nostalgic dives into the history of the British Empire a good recipe for shaping politics or Britain's future post-Brexit?

Deep nostalgia on the border of utopianism

MYTHS:
Simon Heffer: The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880-1914

Brexit's defenders have created four myths – about empire pride, submission, Anglo-Saxon solidarity and xenophobia.