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Lessons from American Progressives: Ro Khanna, Sanders Presidential Campaigner with a Broader Reach

, 28 June 2022
Larry Cohen profiles the US Democratic Representative for California who, despite representing arguably the wealthiest place on Earth, is focused on appealing to working America

The Dark Money Operation Seeking to Reshape American Democracy

, 27 June 2022
Matt Bernardini reports on how right-wing groups are attempting to use January 6 conspiracy theories to change the ways Americans vote

Werleman’s Worldview: Does Twitter Want to be Complicit in Indian Muslim Genocide?

, 27 June 2022
CJ Werleman's Twitter account has been banned in India, along with a number of other prominent journalists. Why is the social media giant complying with the Modi regime's requests?

The End of Roe v Wade is Just the Beginning

, 27 June 2022
The decision to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling will strip human rights from millions of women and girls and threatens the rights of minority groups across the US

‘Pure Insanity’ – January 6 Committee Hearings Suggest ‘Trump’s Future Freedom’ in Question

, 24 June 2022
Heidi Siegmund Cuda reports on a week of damning Republican witnesses who alleged the former President knowingly spread conspiracy theories and instigated violence

Boris Johnson’s ‘Culture War’ Runs Into the Ground in Tiverton and Wakefield

, 24 June 2022
The Prime Minister's focus on 'wedge issues' is turning voters away from the Conservative Party, as it suffers two heavy by-election defeats, reports Adam Bienkov

How Priti Patel Got the European Court of Human Rights Wrong

, 22 June 2022
Professor Rory O'Connell unpicks some of the Home Secretary's misunderstandings and misrepresentations of the ruling that prevented the removal of asylum seekers to Rwanda

The Tories’ Big Money ‘Summer Party’ – What We Know and Don’t Know

, 21 June 2022
Sam Bright explores the facts and the mysteries surrounding Boris Johnson’s fundraising bash

Civil Disservice: The Art and Craft of Lying for Britain

, 21 June 2022
Former diplomat Alexandra Hall Hall charts how she was employed to bend the truth – and the consequences of this for our current politics

Anatomy of a Cover-Up: How Number 10 Killed the Times Story About Boris and Carrie Johnson

, 20 June 2022
The Prime Minister succeeded in making the Times remove their story, without a single legal threat, or even an on-the-record denial, reports Adam Bienkov

‘Carriegate’: How the Prime Minister and his Hacks Scratch Each Others’ Backs

, 20 June 2022
The mystery of a disappearing story about Boris Johnson’s wife once again confirms the merger between the political and media classes distorting British democracy, says Hardeep Matharu

Boris Johnson Considers Axing Ethics Advisor Role After Lord Geidt Quits

, 16 June 2022
The Prime Minister's unethical conduct has forced a long list of his appointees to resign. Now he is considering scrapping the role overseeing his conduct, reports Adam Bienkov

Johnson is Attempting to Revive his Prorogation Ploy

, 15 June 2022
His unlawful suspension of Parliament in 2019 is now informing the Prime Minister’s last-ditch attempt to save his political career, argues Sam Bright

January 6 Committee Hearings Day 2: ‘The Big Grift’

, 14 June 2022
The second day of the investigation into the Capitol insurrection suggested Donald Trump misled his supporters about the outcome of the 2020 election as part of a cynical money-making scheme

Banks v Cadwalladr: Shining a Torch in the Darkness

, 13 June 2022
Peter Jukes looks at the precarious persistence of investigative journalism in Britain – especially when it comes to Russia, Trump and Brexit – and the importance of the public interest defence

Auctioning Off Democracy

, 18 May 2022

Pestminster and the Shaming of Democracy

, 29 April 2022

Risking Our Democracy

, 26 April 2022
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