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November 29, 2017

Magical afternoon in an enchanting East German city

Day of Repentance. Known in German as Buß- und Bettag, it is public holiday exclusive to the residents of Saxony in the east of the country and previously controlled by the atheist Soviet Union....

Greeks in mental health meltdown as economy woes worsen

Behind every suicide in crisis-stricken countries such as Greece there are up to 20 more people desperate enough to have tried to end their own lives, writes Kate Helland. And behind those attempted suicides, experts say there are thousands of hidden cases ...

My name is Khan: don't treat me like a terrorist

Imran Khan - Pakistan When Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan travelled to the US on Thursday, he was detained by security for two hours while they checked out his "status". Ironic, considering his biggest hit film was the story of a man determined to visit th ...

Child labour behind India's lucrative tobacco industry

Ravi NessmanSagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms. With the unthinking swiftness of a movement per ...

Social media scam alert: Kony 2012 is phony

Bruce A DixonThanks to relentless promotion by corporate media, government, celebrities and politicians of both corporate parties, along with right wing church groups and foundations, the Kony 2012 video has “gone viral.” Viewed on YouTube more than a hund ...

Black struggle and what other people like students can learn from it

 Sixth Huntley ConferenceLondon, February 19 2011 Black struggle and what other people like students can learn from itMarc Wadsworth We owe a mighty debt of gratitude to all those people who came before us. The martyrs Malcolm X Martin Luthe ...

Citizen journals are a mighty force for news freedom

Thomas L Blair "Honest and unfiltered". That's the future of online journalism. Ordinary citizens will publish top quality articles, blogs and reports in  "citizen journals". Some bloggers will watch-dog the work of conventional journalists, public re ...

Scandal of Bleached Black Faces

The-Latest  SPECIAL REPORT  -  Deborah Hobson  "If you’re Black stay back, if you’re brown hang around and if you’re white you’re alright”. Thus went an ugly, rhyming catchphrase of African and Caribbean colonial times. Its message und ...

Blind racism

Deborah Hobson  It was non-violent Indian leader, Mahatma Gandhi, who said “an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind”. Gee Walker, mother of Anthony Walker, the young black man horrifically slain with an ice axe by white racists, has seemingl ...

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