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Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files, discusses British resident Shaker Aamer’s reunion with his family in the UK after his long-delayed release from Guantanamo, and how he survived being locked away for 14 years without charge or trial, often in solitary confinement.

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  • I’m just wondering if there’s scope for a Free State project in the UK. Obviously not a state, but an area, as such. I’m interested in helping promote our cause in the UK, but it’s a different climate to the US. It’s a bit more downbeat and less in your face about Liberty than those on the other side of the pond. Different history etc. Is there anyone based in UK who gets the culture and has ideas as to subtle ways to influence policy/politics in general?

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  • I am very curious, there is no legitimate libertarian movement in the UK. The closest there is to that is the eurosceptic crowd (which all of us fall under anyway), which isn’t libertarian anyway, due to the majority of eurosceptics being statists. Are there just too few of us in the UK to create a movement? Or are we all just hiding in the proverbial closet about our love of liberty? The silence from the UK compared to the US regarding liberty is so deafening, there seems to be nobody from the UK that is bringing attention to the evils of statism and promoting liberty, libertarian ethics, the NAP, anarcho-capitalism, etc. and I want to change that, so how do we go about this? Edit: And I’m not talking about a political movement, or a libertarian party. There is no dialogue whatsoever in the UK about these issues, and I think we need to deal with that.

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  • Does anyone here listen to the radio station LBC (Leading Britain’s Conversation)? I listen to it every weekday while I’m working. I don’t really have a favourite presenter (Nick Ferrari, James O’Brien, Shelagh Fogarty, Iain Dale), but I respect them all. http://www.lbc.co.uk/

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  • Calling all Ancaps in the London area. I have started a meetup group for those interested in getting together on a semi-regular basis. The idea is to have speakers come in and talk on issues pertaining to us (crypto-currency, decentralisation, ethics, etc) much like the Libertarian Home meetups. However, this will only be possible once a core group develops. Check out the link here: http://www.meetup.com/londonanarchists/ Hope to see you all there.

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  • Quick – a great opportunity for Bitcoin! U.S., Cuba Work On Plans To Upgrade Diplomatic Posts As US is starting to allow it’s taxpayers to visit Cuba, they have to pay in cash. US bank credit cards aren’t allowed in Cuba (yet), so no American Express or Master Card – could Bitcoin have time to gain an edge in Cuba?

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