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March 15, 2017

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...

Behind the success of Britain's first Black union leader

Shortly before Lord Bill Morris’ “Inspirations” lecture at the National Portrait Gallery, I took a moment to view his portrait hanging two floors above the Ondaatje Wing theatre, where the talk would take place, writes Oliver Barrett.Painted by John Keane ...

So you want to be a journalist?

Do you dream of becoming the next A.A. Gill or Yasmin Alibhai-Brown? Annique Simpson speaks to three experienced reporters to find out the best way to kick-start a successful journalistic career.Meet the experts:The Freelancer Lindsay Johns is a writer and ...

Iranians 'are the new outcasts in the UK'

Azita JabbariSince the Islamic revolution of 1979 Iranians living in Britain have been treated with growing suspicion and racism.It is almost like the discrimination faced by people of African descent in the US and in the UK.   I am an Iranian who has ...

Despots are more open than our own leaders

David WhitehouseKing Mswati III of Swaziland might be a despotic, absolute monarch, polygamist, human rights abuser and, at a guess, an absolutely massive arsehole, but at least we know what he’s up to. At home news emerges every day that proves we have pr ...

'Yes we're debt-ridden but we're better than Greece'

Marina Watson Peláez - Portugal Austerity, austerity. That is all you hear about in the news here. The Portuguese have got so tired of the government's propoganda that says "amid this crisis, we have to make sacrifices”. Recently, the country rec ...

Champion of equal rights for Black healthcare users remembered

Celebrated Black activist and artist Peter Scott Blackman, 71, lost his fight against cancer earlier this month. Here, Oliver Barrett recalls other heroic battles fought and won by Blackman. The large crowd of people assembled outside Kilburn Tube station ...

These modern whistle-blowers don't get it

Douglas Rushkoff Back when I was a kid, they  were called "whistle-blowers":  employees of corrupt  companies or government  agencies, who went to the  press with shocking stories of  criminality or abuse. Daniel Ellsberg ...

America: pissing on Afghanistan and rest of the world

Margaret KimberleyShocking video of American marines urinating on dead Afghans claimed to be Taliban fighters has sparked much debate, but unfortunately little of it has any value.The usual suspects make the expected comments. Liberals wring their hands an ...

'Mischief making' behind Diane Abbott Twitter race row

Black British Member of Parliament and Shadow Health Minister Diane Abbott faced calls for her resignation after comments she made about white people on Twitter. The Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP sparked controversy on the social networking site whe ...

Police cannot rest on their laurels over jailings

Marc Wadsworth - Editor, The-Latest.ComIt has been almost two decades since bright teenager Stephen Lawrence was murdered by racist thugs.Three court cases later and – at last – his parents, Doreen and Neville, have found some measure of justice with the j ...

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