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FIGHT BACK! Published

The Reader on the Winter Protests in Britain is now up! Freed download or scan its 350 pages
Anthony Barnett
Anthony Barnett
15 February 2011

The Reader on the Winter Protests - Fight Back! - is up and you can read it here.

We are still building the page so that it aggregates other links, the press release, launch events - it will be published on 24 March - and feedback. Meanwhile you can download a free pdf or read it on line via Scibid. 

Special hat tip to Dan Hancox, Felix Cohen, Jesse Darling

Who's getting rich from COVID-19?

Boris Johnson's government stands accused of 'COVID cronyism', after handing out staggering sums of money to controversial private firms to fight COVID-19. Often the terms of these deals are kept secret, with no value-for-money checks or penalties for repeated failures which cost lives. And many major contracts have gone directly to key Tory donors and allies – without competition.

As COVID rates across the country surge, how can we hold our leaders accountable? Meet the lawyers, journalists and politicians leading the charge in our free live discussion on Thursday 1 October at 5pm UK time.

Hear from:

Dawn Butler Labour MP for Brent Central and member of the House of Commons Committee on Science and Technology

Peter Geoghegan Investigations editor, openDemocracy, and author of 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics'

Jolyon Maugham Barrister and founder of the Good Law Project.

Peter Smith Procurement expert and author of 'Bad Buying: How Organisations Waste Billions through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups'

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief of openDemocracy

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