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The rise of the precariat promises a renewal of the left

Next year is the 800th anniversary of one of the greatest political documents of all time. The Magna Carta was the first class-based charter, enforced on the monarchy by the rising class. Today’s political establishment seems to have forgotten both it and the emancipatory, ecological Charter of the Forest of 1217. The rising mass…

Web founder calls for online ‘Magna Carta’ to protect users from governments

LONDON (Reuters) – The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, called on Wednesday for bill of rights to protect freedom of speech on the Internet and users’ rights after leaks about government surveillance of online activity. Exactly 25 years since the London-born computer scientist invented the web, Berners-Lee…

Restored Magna Carta to go on display in Washington

WASHINGTON — A copy of the Magna Carta, the English royal manuscript setting out the rights of man, is to be displayed at the US National Archives in Washington from February 17, after a year of restoration work. The Magna Carta enshrined the rule of law in England at a…

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