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New 'killer' drug on the streets of UK

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that a new drug, known by the street names "Serial Killer" or "Drop Dead" is being blamed for a series of fatalities in Britain. The drug, which is a mix of heroin with fentanyl or its ch ...

'How Venezuela’s revolutionary dream descended into chaos'

With inflation rampant and many basic goods in short supply, Venezuelans are furious at their government. Violence at protests in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, turned deadly, and the country is in a deep political and economic crisis that shows no ...

Fifty years a refugee: The plight of displaced Palestinians

As a boy, Palestinian Abdullah Abu Massoud fled the war over the birth of Israel in 1948 and sought refuge in the nearby Gaza Strip. As an adult, Abu Massoud was displaced again when Israeli forces captured Gaza, along with the West Bank and east Jerusale ...

US super bomb: How the media 'humanised' mass destruction

One of the main functions of the dominant media is to naturalise and humanise the horror of contemporary warfare.As Edward Herman, who., with Noam Chomsky introduced the "propaganda model" concept, comments: "Doing terrible things in an org ...

Farewell to Brixton's renowned street warrior Darcus Howe

Champion street fighting British Black rights campaigner Darcus Howe has passed over to the Ancestors.I met him in the late 1960s when I was working at the Notting Hill Adventure Playground and he was a member of the Mangrove, a restaurant and commun ...

Chuck Berry: a father of rock music and his legacy

The death of African-American singer-songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry (October 18 1926 - March 18 2017), who died of natural causes at his home in Saint Charles, Missouri, provides us with an opportunity to revisit Black, pop, rock music history and c ...

A parody of banking crisis that absolves the culprits

Book Review: The Apology of Arthur Tresbit by Robert ThayerArthur Tresbit has been a very naughty boy. He has triggered another global financial meltdown; far worse than any that has gone before. Now living in hiding from a vengeful mob, he starts to pen ...

Chill wind of Brexit gusting in multicultural Britain

What makes me sad about the Brexit gamble, as a young Londoner of Colombian and Italian descent, is more than just the unwelcoming feeling that inevitably sits inside me, as a non-UK citizen, in a country which I called home until the day before. The ...
Shelter Manchesters Homeless Documentary

A look at the harsh reality of homelessness in Manchester

'How the UK government can hack your personal data'

From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government. New invasive legislation has been dubbed by critics as one of the most extreme surveillance laws ever passed in a democracy. ...

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