United Kingdom

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
The British government's move to outlaw boycotts, including those aimed at Israel, is being likened by critics to former Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher's support for apartheid South Africa. Under the new plan, publicly-funded institutions that refuse to purchase goods and services from "unethical" companies will face "severe penalties," senior...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The UK government is signing off on the sales of advanced surveillance...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Supporters of the 'Stop the war' coalition and 'Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament' march through central London on October 4, 2014. (Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP)
Just days before a London anti-war march is expected to draw thousands,...


A supermarket giant in the U.K. has removed metal spikes outside stores to deter rough sleepers and other "anti-social" elements after people protested that the latest in "defensive urban architecture" treats the homeless as pigeons, rats or other unwashed, unwanted, shoo-go-away vermin. Left Unity argues there are 700,000 empty homes in the country, and no good reasons for anyone to be homeless.