Hunting down undocumented immigrants like animals is immoral and a waste of police resources, argues syndicalist weekly Arbetaren’s editor-in-chief Daniel Wiklander, who would like the Swedish companies who exploit vulnerable foreign-born workers to be held responsible.
Swedish police are using ever more resources in the hunt for undocumented immigrants. But as it is illegal to stop a person without reasonable grounds for suspicion, the police are making up reasons.
The end result is racial profiling, which is undignified for any country that respects the rule of law.
As the 40-year old Communist newspaper il manifesto managed to survive its imminent closure earlier in December, the mediascape of the Italian left continues to evolve. Recent newspapers like Pubblico shut down, due to poor management and lack of readers, and an old player like Liberazione comes back. Meanwhile, journalists, print workers and contract-staff take action, revealing the labour side of Communist and radical press.
Contrary to our report in December, the 40+ year history of il manifesto did not end abruptly early in 2013. On December 28, 2012, the Ministry of Development reached a last-minute agreement with a new cooperative.
George Orwell's original preface to Animal Farm about unofficial censorship of the press in the UK, a supposedly "democratic" country. In a shocking bit of Orwellian irony, this preface is unofficially censored from almost all print editions of the book.
This book was first thought of, so far as the central idea goes, in 1937, but was not written down until about the end of 1943.
Have you thought about writing for Freedom?
I am the temporary editor of ‘Freedom’ for the September issue.
Several items have already been sent in, but we could really use some more people contributing for September (and beyond)
If you may never have considered writing before why not take the plunge?
The potential closure of an iconic publication such as ‘Freedom’ is an absolute travesty, and would be in whatever circumstances that it may have arisen. However, the reasons for which it found itself in such a perilous financial state makes me feel sick to the pit of my stomach.
Freedom was founded in 1886 by a group of volunteers, and despite format changes, is still in publication today, 125 years from when it first appeared. Freedom has been written and edited by some of the most legendary figures in the movement, and has a well-deserved reputation.
Summary of the events, so far, concerning a Minister's threats to a journalist in an attempt to stop an "inconvenient" article from being published in Portuguese daily newspaper Público.
On the 19th of May the Conselho de Redacção (Editorial Council) of the daily newspaper Público published a unanimously approved statement denouncing the Deputy Minister’s threats to one of its journalists of filing a complaint with the ERC (Entidade Reguladora para a Comunicação Social – Regulatory Entity for the Media), promoting a blackout of the newspaper and publishing, on the internet, inform
In this chapter, the first of Power Without Responsibility (2003), James Curran charts the history of the UK Press from explicit state control to corporate censorship, refuting those such as Francis Williams and just recently Alan Rusbridger who claim that 'advertising [has] set the British press free.'
The last segment entitled 'The press in the age of globalization' has since been revised in the sixth edition (2009).