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UK Sought Rendition of British Nationals to Guantanamo; Tony Blair Directly Involved

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Previously classified documents reveal how the Labour government was happy for British nationals and residents seized in Afghanistan and Pakistan to be rendered to Guantánamo.

The Real Deal in London

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ann Pettifor

Cameron and Clegg have grabbed the post-election spotlight, and are doing deals behind closed doors to forge a coalition, and force out Brown.

US Power Seduced Blair and Goldsmith Into Iraq War

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

This week, the release of legal advice by former UK Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, shed some light onto the mysterious 180-degree shift in the government's opinion on the legality of the Iraq war.

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.

UK Election: Conservatives Poised to Give Britain a Good Flocking...

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Only the vagaries of Britain's first-past-the-post "winner-takes-all" electoral system stands between the Labour Party and obliteration.

Polanski's Ghost Writer, and Americanising Britain

Steve Sailer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Sailer

That the prime minister has been evolving into the president junior is a recurrent theme of Robert Harris' novel The Ghost, which Roman Polanski has made into The Ghost Writer.

The 'Americanization' Of British Politics

Alexander Dresner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Dresner

A noticeable and unnerving trend has taken shape in the lead-up to this year's British national election: with an influx of advisors and consultants w...

Palestine is Open for Business

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

The impressive economic development work done at the Palestine Investment Conference offers Palestinians, the international community, and Israel another important vehicle for moving in the right direction.

The CIA Back on Top? Panetta's Opportunity for Real Reform

Joseph W. Augustyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph W. Augustyn

The resignation of Admiral Dennis Blair as the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was a surprise to no one in the intelligence business. In fact, many wonder how and why Blair lasted as long as he did.

The Arnold Factor

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Schwarzenegger has less than seven months left in the governorship. He's strictly a lame duck, right? Well, no. Schwarzenegger may have a big role to play in the general election.

Sunday Bloody Sunday: UK Army's "Mai Lai"-Style 1972 Irish Massacre Was "Unjustified And Unjustifiable"

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

The Saville Report is as damning an indictment of British army and establishment perfidy as can be imagined. It is a stain on the British army that compares with the Mai Lai massacre.

British National Election Set For May 6

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain is bracing for a May 6 general election that may alter the landscape of its politics – a race that offers at least three ...

Give Us Back Our Private Lives

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Patterson

We have battered down our boundaries. The thoughts we might have shared with a friend we now tweet. And here we all are, watching ourselves watching other people watching us.

Five Years After Gleneagles, Africa Has Reason to Hope

Tony Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Blair

Countries and companies across the world are looking at Africa with fresh eyes. Where once they might have seen problems, they now see commercial opportunities. Africa is the new economic frontier.

The Highest-Paid Public Speakers (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ancient Romans considered their orators civic artists whose rhetoric could shape communities, affect the character of citizens, even save the republic...

Tony Blair Picks Green Tech, Silicon Valley, & Sand Castles

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

What do rocket science and video projectors embedded in cell phones have in common? They're both part of the clean tech future envisioned by Tony Blair and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.

Tony Blair Picks Silcon Valley, Green Tech, & Sand Castles

Donnie Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Donnie Fowler

What do rocket science and video projectors embedded in cell phones have in common? They're both part of the clean tech future envisioned by Tony Blair and the superlative venture capitalist Vinod Khosla.

Tony Blair To Join Venture Capital Firm

BROOKE DONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAUSALITO, Calif. (AP)— Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is joining a Silicon Valley business as a senior adviser on environmental issues. ...

The Ghost(s): Of Tony Blair, Roman Polanski, and A War on Terror

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is one of the best films I've seen in recent years. Yet it seems unlikely, at least in America, to break out beyond the art house hit status.

Seven Years of War in Iraq: Still Based on Cheney's Torture and Lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq, but it seems that Americans have become used to living in a state of perpetual war, even though that war was based on torture and lies.

Tony Blair's Secret Links To Middle East Oil

Evening Standard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair's secret links to Gulf oil giants were revealed today as fresh details emerged of his "carte blanche" support for George Bush's Iraq war. ...

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 ...

The F Word: Winners and Losers in the UK Election

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Laura Flanders

In Britain, the Conservatives are back in power in coalition with centrist Liberal Democrats. For all their differences, both are deficit-obsessed.

UK Elections: A Well Hung Parliament Suffers From ED

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ruth Fowler

The British elections are the premature ejaculation of politics: you're given four weeks to prepare, a day to vote, and the next day the Prime Minister is rudely ejected and a new one installed.

The New Battle of Britain

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

A weak, indecisive coalition government in London portends just when a strong, stable government is needed to confront Britain's and Europe's mounting financial crises.