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July 16, 2017

Doomed: 'May set for further failure as Prime Minister'

When Theresa May stood outside Downing Street one year ago after being officially appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by the Queen, her vision for...

Ex-British ambassador: 'Theresa May would be awful Brexit negotiator'

Britain's mainly Conservative-supporting media have repeated the mantra of the party's chief spin doctor Lynton Crosby that the UK general election is all about who voters choose next week to negotiate the country's exit from&nb ...

'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 ...

'Why Trump wants you to hate the media'

If you watched President Trump's astonishing press conference on Thursday, you might be forgiven for concluding that the most urgent problem facing America is that the media "is out of control." Some media "is fantastic," the p ...

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 ...

Is the US electoral system really 'rigged'?

Many have speculated how a Donald Trump victory would affect the US but few have thought about the consequences of a Trump loss. After falling behind Hillary Clinton in the polls, Trump has already developed a narrative for his exit: The electio ...

'Politicians and big media must stop whitewashing Muhammad Ali'

Tributes poured in from presidents, sports stars and celebrities worldwide. Liberals and conservatives [even racist bigot Donald Trump] lined up to sing Muhammad Ali’s praises.Call me a cynic but sorry, I can’t believe that all of it is h ...

Vote Sadiq Khan for race equality in London

Labour’s Asian frontrunner in today’s election for the powerful post of Mayor of Britain’s capital city has at last talked about race issues on the campaign trail.More 40 per cent of London’s population comprises people of colour th ...

Why Asian mayoral hopeful is being tightlipped about ‘race’

Just back from what was billed as the last campaign speech of the Labour frontrunner for the job of mayor of the UK's capital city.It was a ruthlessly stage-managed affair in the Royal Festival Hall’s Weston Roof Pavilion, a long, narrow penthou ...

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