Do fascists have a right to free speech?

 14 November 2007 What limits, if any, should there be to freedom of expression? Peter Tatchell interviews Luke Tryl, President of the Oxford Union, and Brendan O’Neill, Editor of Spiked. Weyman Bennett of Unite Against Fascism agreed to participate but he was unable to attend at the last minute. Peter Tatchell writes: Should fascists have […]

Safe, clean water is a human right

6 November 2007 Over one billion people have no clean, safe drinking water; 5,000 children die every day from water that is dirty and contaminated. Peter Tatchell interviews Nick Edmans of the charity WaterAid. At least 2.2 million people – 1.8 million of them children – are killed each year by water-borne diseases. Every night, […]

Indonesia – democracy without justice

31 October 2007 Indonesia has made the transition from dictatorship to democracy, but without justice for millions of victims of President Suharto’s tyranny. Peter Tatchell interviews Indonesian human rights campaigners, Carmel Budiardjo and Adriana Siti Adhiati. President Suharto ruled Indonesia with an iron fist for 30 long, dark years, from 1967 to 1998. During this […]

Saudi tyrant is not welcome

20 October 2007 Gordon Brown should not be welcoming the Saudi dictator, King Abdullah, to Britain. Peter Tatchell interviews protest organiser Owen Jones of the Socialist Youth Network and Simon Hill of the Campaign Against the Arms Trade. The Saudi regime is one of the most corrupt and barbaric in the world. It is guilty […]

Labour’s subversion of liberty

12 October 2007 The Labour government is mounting one of the biggest ever peacetime assaults on civil liberties and the right to privacy. It is undermining the rights of the individual and strengthening the power of the state; creating a snooping, surveillance society, and eroding the right to protest and the presumption of innocence unless […]

Elect the Lords – extend democracy, end patronage

20 September 2007 The unelected House of Lords is an affront to democracy. Peter Tatchell sets out the case for reform in this interview with Peter Facey of Unlock Democracy and Baroness Scott of Needham Market. Peter Tatchell writes: Britain is a flawed democracy. Our second legislative chamber, the House of Lords, is unelected. Members […]

Iraq oil grab by the West

12 September 2007 A new law giving western companies the right to profit from Iraq’s oil wealth will deprive Iraq of funds vital for reconstruction and development. Peter Tatchell interviews, Iraqi trade unionist, Muayad Ahmad, co-founder of the Federation Of Workers Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI) and Ewa Jasiewicz of Hands off Iraqi Oil […]

War is a crime against children

11 September 2007 War is child abuse. Millions of children are being killed, wounded, conscripted, orphaned, jailed and sexually abused in 30 conflict zones. Peter Tatchell interviews Mark Waddington of the charity War Child, which is reaching out to the child victims of war and transforming their lives. According to the United Nations, in the […]

Labour versus the unions? – Brendan Barber of the TUC

4 September 2007 Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress, discusses the unions’ strained relations with the Labour government over its anti-union policies, the prospects of a union rebellion and strike action, and arguments in favour of economic democracy and employee empowerment in the workplace, in this edition of Talking With Tatchell. The […]

Britain’s asylum shame

31 August 2007 The UK’s asylum system is rigged to fail as many applicants as possible. It is unjust, chaotic and inhumane. Peter Tatchell interviews Dr Frank Arnold, clinical advisor to the Medical Justice Network; Puck de Raadt, an asylum worker with the Churches’ Commission on Racial Justice; and Maria, a former asylum detainee who […]