Disgusting hypocrisy

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

Mr. Blair

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 UKFri, 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