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A Symbolic Victory For People Power In Ireland

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 06.16.2014 | World
Ruairí McKiernan

After 19 nights of sleeping on the floor of the Paris Bakery in Dublin, a group of mostly young migrant workers succeeded in forcing political action that will help them recoup unpaid wages and make history in the process.

Fifty Years On: Martin Luther King's Dream Still Reverberates Around the World

Philip Jennings | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Philip Jennings

In terms of inequality, working people both black and white are still not able to cash that check. Without strong unions and decent work, the check will still come back marked insufficient funds.

For Disgruntled Young Workers, Lawsuits May Spark Intern Insurrection

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

You'd have to be pretty desperate to offer to work for free, right? Or you could be just an enthusiastic young student who believes that toiling for l...

Empowering Young Women Economically Through Fashion

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
G(irls)20

Fashion goes beyond glossy magazine pages; if used well, it introduces girls to policy issues, entrepreneurship, and science - some key skills for the modern female pioneer.

Central Reservations

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Lord Victor Adebowale

The increase in the numbers of graduates has shown that the UK can produce large numbers of high-skilled people. A common criticism of university graduates is that they end up doing jobs that do not require a degree. What is needed is not fewer graduates, but an increase both in high-skilled jobs and in employers who are prepared to take responsibility for developing their staff to get them into these jobs.

Cherie Blair: 'Africa Needs Better Lawyers'

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Blair has gone down in history as Britain's perhaps most controversial first lady, criticized for everything from her career ambitions to her clothes and her working-class background. In person, though, she's affable and witty.

The Western Disease

Laura Kiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Kiss

According to the ILO (International Labour Organization), in the last 2 years world-wide, more than 34 million jobs were lost due to the global financ...

What Will Britain Lose If Labour Is Defeated Today?

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

The gap between Labour and the Conservatives is far too small, but a lot of people live and die in that gap. If we, the anti-Tory majority, cast our ballots smartly, we will strip Cameron of a majority.

Forget Obama, Britain Has Its Own Ralph Nader

Indra Adnan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Indra Adnan

After 13 years of a Labour government that spanned 9/11, the Iraq War and global financial meltdown, profound disillusion with centre-left politics has given way to the resurgence of polarisation in Britain.

Gordon Brown Offered Role on 30 Rock

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruth Fowler

Gordon Brown's '30 Rock' moment was sublime. Like Liz Lemon ranting while still on mic, Gordon smiled and told the woman he had just visited, to "take care," before clambering into his limo to complain, "She is just a sort of bigoted woman."

Mr. Cairns Goes to Westminster? UK Election Writ Small, Retail & Local

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denis Campbell

There are four dedicated candidates in this race who could all ably represent the people of the Vale of Glamorgan. That kind of dedication would make Mr. Smith very proud indeed.

The Election That Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

If I had told you a month ago that Gordon Brown would be dispatching naval warships to Spain and the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg would be identified as "the most popular leader since Churchill," you would have called for Nurse Ratched.

UK Debate: Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Nick Clegg Appear In Britain's First Televised Debate

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Miliband vs. Miliband: Labour Leader After Gordon Brown Could Be A Family Feud

AP | DAVID STRINGER and RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's humbled Labour Party has begun a potentially bitter race for Gordon Brown's successor following its ouster after 13 years in ...

This Is Not What the British People Voted for

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

Elections are supposed to be an opportunity for the people to express the direction in which they want the country to travel. By that standard, this result is an insult.

Focusing on the Facile

Hannah Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hannah Fisher

Political speeches in Britain now contain little more than empty repetition, all substance is lacking. The British public has lost respect and will not start listening until a new breed of politician arises.

Jack Straw Denies Claims That Lockerbie Bomber Megrahi Was Released For Libyan Oil

The Guardian | Michael White and Severin Carrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The justice secretary, Jack Straw, today denied fresh allegations that he gave the Scottish government the green light to release Abdelbaset al-Megrah...