Report about comrades arrested on a solidarity demo who were on hunger strike in Turkey since May 24th, 2017, but were released a few days later. The demo was in support of 2 academics who are themselves on hunger strike due to their sacking after the post-coup decree ordered by Erdogan. Photo is of protests following sackings in Feb 2017.
The latest issue (no. 6, May 2017) of London AF’ s paper is out now can be freely downloaded.
Why the British elite is losing it’s sense of control, and what that might mean for the rest of us.
The Tories have found their election slogan. The words ‘strong and stable leadership’ will be stuck on repeat for the next month, but so far there has been something off in the Tories’ delivery of their core message. Theresa May seemingly can’t end a sentence without some form of the words ‘strong and stable leadership’. The compulsion to keep repeating the mantra betrays an obsession with the words that go beyond the usual parroting of meaningless sound-bites. The Tories addiction to the slogan feels like an unconscious over-compensating. They have to say the words constantly because they know that actually these times are not stable, and they simply can not offer anything, let alone strong leadership. [continues]