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Press freedom campaigners demand probe into journalist's murder

A star investigative journalist who helped uncover corruption at the top of governments including her own was killed by a car bomb on Monday in Malta. Daphne Caruana Galizia's rented Peugeot exploded shortly after she left her home in the afterno ...

Brave protestors put their lives at risk for democracy

Kenyan opposition party supporters were demonstrating on a main road in the country's capital on Friday as part of a nationwide protest against alleged vote rigging in last month's disputed presidential election. Marc Wadsworth was there ...

Thebes Land: A dark and moving story of patricide

Canadian writer T (Trevor White) is morbidly fascinated by a notorious UK patricide case in which young Martin Santos (Alex Austin) stabbed his father multiple times and waited hours to notify the police. T is so intrigued by Santos’ story, he decid ...

‘Time has come’ for new Black left-wing movement

More than 40 key activists from around the country met in Nottingham for the inaugural meeting of the Grassroots Black Left on Saturday.One of them, veteran socialist campaigner, Mike Wongsam, who is based in Birmingham and active in Momentum, said: &ldqu ...

Here's a new politics: 'We need to listen more'

It's probably not surprising that a new book by progressive social scientist Leah Bassel is fairly academic. Afterall, she is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester in the UK. So, re ...

Scratching the surface of Canada's inhumane past

Concentration Camps of Canada might sound like an unwisely sensationalist book title, yet it’s not entirely unwarranted. Portentously-named author, Baron Alexander Deschauer, seeks to highlight the country’s historically sinister trea ...

'Colour prejudice isn't all about black and white'

As a mixed-race woman, I understand why our Black communities would prefer to ignore the colour prejudice that exists among us. Some say that we have bigger problems to deal with.However, colourism is something that continues to affect us negatively and h ...

Exposed: The roots of Donald Trump's racist cheerleaders

US President Donald Trump caused huge offence when he refused to immediately condemn the violence of white supremacists and neo-nazis - one of whom killed an anti-racist campaigner - at a Unite the Right rally in the southern American city of Charlottesv ...

'Grenfell Tower survivors must be embraced by carnival revellers'

Notting Hill Carnival’s moment of silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower inferno is a gesture all will respect. But that is not enough. A tangible show of solidarity with the residents from many lands is needed. First: because Grenfell b ...

‘Athletics chiefs barred their golden boy’s rival from running’

It’s extraordinary how journalists unquestioningly accepted the shock barring of an African gold medal challenger from competing in the 400 metres final at the World Athletics Championships.Botswana’s Isaac Makwala, 30, was dramatically refuse ...

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