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The news today is that Bradley Manning has been found innocent of “aiding the enemy”, but guilty of a number of espionage charges that could see him face up to 130 years in prison. The US Government might see Manning as an enemy, but he did a great service to humanity by exposing the corruption and brutality in the foreign policy of the worlds’ policeman. From overthrowing the democratically elected government of Allende in Chile and supporting Pinochet, right through to today’s illegal wars and drone attacks, the US has never been held properly accountable. It is the US that should be in the dock, not Manning.
The scandal of zero hours contracts in the UK continues to grow, as it is revealed that even Buckingham Palace uses them. And it’s not just in retail and catering that is happens – it’s common in Further and Higher Education too.
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