The unwritten, if cynical, pact allowed radical clerics to orchestrate and encourage Islamist attacks abroad. Their brainwashing of young home-grown Muslims here was tolerated by the secret services in the hope there would be no attacks on targets in Britain.
Tony Blair pays just £315,000 tax on an income of £12 million.
The former PM’s huge income derives from a dense corporate web unofficially known as Blair Inc. This complicated network of companies allows the full extent of the former PM’s income to remain hidden. Yahoo! Finance UK – Fri, Jan 20, 2012 20:54 GMT
We tend to forget
We tend to forget that its origin was in the implosion of a deregulated financial system, filled with murky financial engineering and with no relation to the productive economy.
a triumphant model of deregulated neoliberalism that began in the 1980s dominated until the 2008 crash. The same ideology is a majority view today in a Europe that has forgotten the origin of the crisis. guardian
ACTA - a global treaty
Could allow corporations to censor the Internet. Negotiated in secret by a small number of rich countries and corporate powers, it would set up a shadowy new anti-counterfeiting body to allow private interests to police everything that we do online and impose massive penalties -- even prison sentences -- against people they say have harmed their business.
Europe is deciding right now whether to ratify ACTA -- and without them, this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse. We know they have opposed ACTA before, but some members of Parliament are wavering -- let's give them the push they need to reject the treaty. Sign the petition -- we'll do a spectacular delivery in Brussels when we reach 500,000 signatures! avaaz