Tom Rollins
Tom Rollins
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London Olympics Won't Hide Britain's Growing Socio-Economic Problems

While London prepares itself for this summer's Olympic Games, union bosses are threatening to rain on the parade. But "the greatest show on earth" is not going to change anything in Britain.

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Britain's Labour Party and America's GOP Shows the Two Party System Needs Fixing

The farcical Republican race shows the two party system is broken on both sides of the Atlantic, and we have to address it before real change can occur.
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America Is Hardly Exceptional

America is only exceptional because it has the arrogance to think so, and the clout to prove it.
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Britain's #Nov30 Strikes Are Justified in the Face of Conservatives' Dodgy Economics

Tensions ran high in Britain last week before the largest strike since 1926. I spent the day on pickets in north London meeting people who felt under grave threat from their own government.
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Leave a Non-Nuclear Iran Alone

Iran will become a nuclear state if the West continues on its present hawkish course.
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For a Tourist, Zuccotti Park is a Circus

Hippies, provocateurs, corporate marketing: Occupy Wall Street needs to be more protective of its brand and keep negative outside influences away from Zuccotti Park.

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Britain's Remembrance Day: Why It Needs to Change

It is Remembrance Sunday in Britain. Today we should consider how we can properly honour our war-dead to promote future peace.
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The Pentagon Is Engaging in Total War

The Pentagon's tourism and its decoration of 9/11 victims shows the extent "total war" has come, causing cause for concern.
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Occupy Richmond Shows the Extent of the OWS Movement

Occupy Richmond is making an embattled stand against corporatism in the heart of the conservative South. To survive it must balance public and police interests, as well as the movement's own.
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London Riots Were Motivated by Poverty

New government statistics suggest the riots that hit British cities this August were driven by poverty, not "criminality."
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Britain's Government Shows it Favors the 1% With 50p Tax

The British Conservative Party's proposal to cut the 50p tax on high income earners is just another reason why OWS has reached London in its protests against unthinking capitalism.

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After Ghalid Shalit's Release, Irish Peace Process Could Help Israel-Palestine

Terrorism, prisoner exchanges, troubled peace: Does Ireland show the way forward for peace in the Middle East?
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Outcries Against Britain's National Health Care Overhaul

The privatization of the National Health Services will dilute its internationally-acclaimed quality of care in Britain. The British public are right to protest against their proposed reform.
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Peace in Middle East is a Long Way Off With Tony Blair Involved

With unclear loyalties and a shady financial record, former Prime Minister Tony Blair should be nowhere near the helm of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
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Occupy Boston Crack Down Shows Divide Between Protesters, Officials

Police attacks on Occupy Boston and Veterans for Peace last night show OWS is becoming a strong multi-issue movement.
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Classism is Entrenched in British Student Social Clubs

Class-ridden social clubs at elite British universities give Harvard's and Yale's finals clubs a run for their money with their prejudices and social stratification.

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Romney's Illogical "Corporations Are People" Stance

Mitt Romney's speech at the Iowa State Fair put him in line with the U.S. Constitution, but out of luck with common sense. If corporations were people, they'd be put in jail.
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Oil-Rich Libya, Iraq Were Invaded For Same Reasons

The language of "change" is being hijacked in Libya to conceal the West's real motives — control of the Arab Spring and vital resources.
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Troy Davis' Execution is a Failure of Humanity and Justice

The continued use of the death penalty in 34 states is reflective of an inhumane criminal justice system racked by hypocrisy and contradiction.