Today in 1980, former National Security Council aide Oliver North received a $150,000 fine and a suspended sentence for his part in the Iran-Contra affair. Under a secret deal, the US was providing funds to the Nicaraguan contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to Iran.
The conviction was later overturned as evidence revealed in the congressional Iran-Contra hearings had apparently compromised Oliver North’s right to a fair trial.
The Conservative Party is in a process of ideological decline or even disintegration, argue James Butler and Richard Seymour.
Winning elections is not enough. To transform society we need to involve the people in policy making, argue Kerem Dikerdem and Annie Quick
Chloe Tomlinson lays out the battle lines for a more egalitarian, democratic and holistic education system. Essential reading ahead of The World Transformed education sessions
As a US-friendly no-deal Brexit inches closer, Bonnie Castillo of National Nurses United explains why US nurses have joined the fight against NHS privatisation. Recommended reading ahead of The World Transformed health sessions
Alex McDonald reviews new British film Bait, a socially engaged drama that uses lyricism to devastating effect.
Under the UK’s constitutional monarchy, we are subjects not citizens. Rewriting the constitution should be an urgent priority for a Labour government, argues Hilary Wainwright