Complete Toolkit for Dismantling Anti-Immigration Arguments

That awkward moment when someone, either family member or stranger, makes some comment like “bloody immigrants” or shares a Britain First post. What do you do? If you don’t say anything, you may feel guilty later, yet if you do, you might be in for an awkward confrontation. Here is a crib sheet for dealing […]

The Free Market in Action: How Incompetent & Corrupt G4S Wins Contract After Contract

From its discreet, tightly guarded HQ on the fifth floor of a building in Victoria Street central London, and its Security Services offices in Crawley (near Gatwick), G4S direct its global operations. Operations involve protecting the wealth of corporations, powerful individuals, and governments. It protects government institutions and facilities, and provides back-office police support, fast-response […]

A Robocop Dystopia in Reality: Privatisation, Racist Brutality & Getting Away with Murder

The Robocop movie franchise is set in a dystopia where a megacorporation (OCP or Omnicorp) forces through the privatisation of virtually every aspect of government. We have another case of life imitating art: G4S. G4S seem to be repeatedly in the press for one debacle after another. In 2011 keys capable of opening every door […]

Outsourcing Violence: Private Armies & Human Rights in the World’s Third Largest Employer

‘Britain is no longer what it was’. This is a common refrain in the corporate media whitewashing Britain’s profoundly virulent role in the world at large. Rather than ‘losing’ an empire, Britain has in fact adapted to a new order in which, admittedly, it is no longer top dog, but nevertheless still has the capacity […]