Politics

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April 25, 2017

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...

America’s biggest unions: ‘Change health care bill or else’

Sam Stein Trade unions in the US have said that they will not support the Democratic Party's health-care bill unless "substantial changes" are made to the current Senate version. And they have criticised American President Barack Obama for "abandoning his ...

US religious extremists sell anti-Obama merchandise with biblical curse

Karen HatterIt seems to be catching on. It can be found on such items as mouse pads, aprons, tee shirts, teddy bears and bumper stickers. It’s being tweeted and has been worming its way through the internet. Pray for Obama 109:8 merchandise is available&nb ...

Why anti-capitalist Democrat voted against Obama's health care plans

Marc WadsworthWhat you won't have seen in the big media is that a former contender for the Democratic Party's nomination won by Barack Obama voted against the American leader's much trumpeted health care reform plans. Left-wing Ohio representative Dennis K ...

Soft pedalling on parliamentary sleaze is not the answer

Anti-corruption campaigners say new recommendations to curb the fiddling of expenses by British politicians in the wake of the damaging MPs' expenses scandal do not go far enough. Proposals annouced this week by Sir Christopher Kelly, the Co ...

Nightmare on Parliament Street: campaigners blast UK democracy

Protestors shambled along the road to demonstrate at Britain's "Zombie Parliament" for Halloween. The event, organised by the Vote for a Change campaign, called for a more accountable parliament with a referendum on the voting system which they say is ...

How tough battle for Black representation was won

Lester Holloway Black History Month may have ended but it is still timely to remember the struggle to gain Black political representation in Britain. Thankfully Marc Wadsworth has produced a wonderful, photo-packed booklet on the Labour Party Black Section ...

Fatcat Government Minister is creaming the taxpayer

British Cabinet Minister Jacqui Smith has craftily used parliament rules about MPs' expenses to pocket more than a hundred thousand pounds of tax payers money for a 'second home'.Smith, the Home Secretary, can claim up to  £24,000 a y ...

Blacks should 'go back home if they don't like Mayor'

Marc WadsworthJames McGrath  — he pronounces the surname "McGraa"  — describes himself as an  "Aussie plant" at new Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson's City Hall. His comments about Black people are robust and as distant from being ...

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn challenged to defend his Black allies

One of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies in the Asian community last night threw down the gauntlet to the Labour leader to put his weight behind a campaign to reinstate into party membership two leading Black activists.Black and Jewish campaigner Jackie ...

Black activists rally behind victor Jeremy Corbyn in Liverpool

Boosted by the big re-election vote achieved by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, key activists gathered at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, Toxteth, in the heart of Liverpool’s Black community this week to debate the way forward in the wake of a hist ...

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