In this interview with the Real News Network former International Atomic Energy Inspector (IAEA) Robert Kelly argues that the same pattern of questionable evidence used to justify war on Iraq is now appearing with Iran and he insists that the IAEA should allow peer review of its data.
The military showdown in the Persian Gulf seems even more inevitable, with the UK foreign secretary not ruling out military action against Iran. Applying even more pressure to the country, Europe may ban Iranian oil imports by the end of the month. Chris Bambery of the International Socialist Group interviewed on Russia Today.
More than 20,000 tax officers are holding lightning walkouts against plans to bring in private companies to do their work. Video by Union News.
PCS members who work in call centres and enquiry offices across the UK stage a series of short strikes and are planning more for 31 January -- the deadline for self-assessment returns and a key date in HMRC's diary.
The Coalition government has appointed two private companies, Sitel and Teleperformance, have been to run call handling trials at HMRC tax credit contact centres in Lillyhall in Cumbria and Bathgate in Scotland.
Video of an assault on Occupy Liverpool who are in the process of obtaining the cctv footage of the actual assaults, which saw a cigarette stubbed out on a protestors face and a pregnant woman attacked. Video and account by VoicedMedia.