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Politics,Tony Benn,Bob Crow,Labour,Respect party,UK Uncut,UK news,Occupy movement,Protest,World news,Occupy London,London,Ed Miliband,Green party,Trade unions<p>The deaths of Tony Benn and Bob Crow in the same week have led many to ask what's left of the left. Plenty, actually – and in any case, it's …

10 of the best Tony Benn quotes - as picked by our readers

1) “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.”<p>Tony Benn was interviewed in Sicko, Michael Moore’s documentary film about the health industry in the US. Explaining the post-war creation of the welfare state, he said the popular mood of the 1945 election was: “If …

Theo Paphitis Slams 'Morally Bankrupt' Payday Lenders

Former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has hit out at "morally bankrupt" payday lenders and called for them to be outlawed.<p>Writing on Twitter, the …

Led Zeppelin to issue first unreleased studio recordings since 1982

For a band who broke up 34 years ago this September, Led Zeppelin know how to keep busy. Fresh from winning the Grammy award for best rock album in January – for Celebration Day, the live recording of their 2007 reunion concert at the O2 Arena in London – they have announced a series of reissues. …

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3 inconvenient facts that make libertarians’ heads explode

Because acknowledging that inequality is a problem that needs solving is apparently a bridge too far…<p>Libertarians are proponents of a philosophy that embraces free-market ideology, limited government, and a certain form of individual liberty. They would like to take the government and drown it in …

Republican state lawmaker jokes about “battered women”: “I still eat mine plain”

New Hampshire state Rep. Kyle Tasker “joked” about victims of domestic violence on Facebook<p>A Republican state lawmaker on Monday made a sexually explicit comment about victims of domestic violence while defending another Republican state lawmaker who claimed some people "like being in abusive …

New York City’s shelter population hits record high as number of families experiencing homelessness rises

The number of people sleeping in shelters each nights reached 53,615 in January of 2013<p>The number of people staying overnight in New York City shelters reached an all-time high in January, and the number of families and children experiencing homelessness is also on the rise, according to a new …

Paul Ryan: Poverty due to “real culture problem” in America’s “inner cities”

As proof, the influential GOPer cites an academic who believes poverty is best explained by IQ and race<p>Citing Charles Murray, the libertarian academic and pundit who has previously argued that poverty is largely a consequence of low IQ and race, Rep. Paul Ryan told right-wing radio host Bill …

North Carolina GOP Senate candidate says Planned Parenthood and pro-choice politicians are conspiring to murder newborns

Greg Brannon, an OBGYN in North Carolina, believes the reproductive health provider is scheming to kill infants<p>North Carolina GOP Senate candidate and OBGYN Greg Brannon believes that Planned Parenthood wants to legalize infanticide.<p>As Tim Murphy at Mother Jones reports, the Republican frontrunner …

Laurie Penny on Spain’s war on abortion: it's not about morality – it’s about austerity

Attacking women’s rights isn’t just a diversion tactic. It’s a bid for votes from cultural conservatives.<p><i>Porque Yo Decido.</i> Because I decide. That was …

#ITooAmOxford, #ITooAmCambridge – black and Asian students smash prejudice at elite universities

The photographic campaign exposes racial stereotypes.<p>Following the success of the “I, too, am Harvard” project in the US, which sought to raise the …

Philip Hammond denies cottage transfer was to stay out of top tax rate

Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, has denied a move to put a buy-to-let property into his wife's name helped him to avoid paying the highest rate of tax.<p>An investigation by the Daily Mirror found the senior Conservative transferred a cottage out of his name and solely into his wife's name …

Is Ukip Happy Sitting With These 4 Far-Right European Friends?

Nigel Farage and Ukip are in trouble, again. This time it's for fraternising with other MEPs in the Europe for Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in …

Bob Crow's Reaction To Jeremy Paxman Calling Him A Dinosaur Last Month Was Brilliant (VIDEO)

Bob Crow, the firebrand RMT union leader, has died. The news has shocked people who have described him as a "fighter".<p>Crow, while a tough adversary, …

Bank Of England Recordkeeping Has 'Shades Of Nixon', Say MPs

Mark Carney and Bank of England officials have been mocked by MPs for their "shades of Nixon" after it emerged that the Bank destroys records of its …

Bob Crow Dead: Media Hate For Union Leader A Factor In His Death, Suggests Ken Livingstone

Bob Crow, the firebrand union leader who died today, did as good a job at winding up the conservative press as he did standing up for what he …

Dave Grohl and Billy Corgan in Kickstarter campaign for documentary about former studio

Director of film about Smart Studios gets stars’ backing<p>Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan and Shirley Manson appear in the trailer for new documentary ‘The …

The real mystery is how placidly we accept the scandal of bankers' bonuses

The sun is streaming in, there are three weeks until the clocks go forward, and there is a sense of new beginnings. However, there is a depressing …

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Neil Young to sell $399 PonoPlayer music device through Kickstarter

It is no secret that musician Neil Young is preparing to unveil a new digital music service and portable player device during a keynote at the SXSW conference this week. But the details have leaked in advance of his speech.<p>According to a press release published on fansite Neil Young News and picked …

The CIA has brought darkness to America by fighting in the shadows

Little more than a week after 9/11, Cofer Black gave instructions to his CIA team before their mission. "I don't want Bin Laden and his thugs captured, I want them dead … I want to see photos of their heads on pikes. I want Bin Laden's head shipped back in a box filled with dry ice. I want to show …

Ukip councillor: let businesses turn away women or gay people if they want

A UK Independence party candidate for the European elections has been rebuked for suggesting business owners should be allowed to turn away women or gay people if they want to.<p>Donna Edmunds, an MEP candidate for the South East and a Lewes district councillor, apologised after posting the comments …

Senior Ukip members 'backed pact with BNP'

A new book has revealed that Ukip considered forming a pact with the BNP six years ago, with two members of the party's national executive committee at the time in favour of the idea.<p>In 2008 Nigel Farage acknowledged that the BNP had proposed a deal for the European elections the following year, …