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February 09, 2018

‘Labour Party Black Sections reborn with new movement’

More than a hundred people from around the country crammed into a House of Commons committee room named after former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson for the parliamentary launch of Grassroots...

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 ...

Guardian newspaper faces backlash over bias against Bernie Sanders

We’ve been watching with close interest British media coverage of the hotly contested battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders for the US Democratic Party presidential nomination.Clinton is the right of centre establishment candidate, e ...

Black movement launched to back Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Black activists and community representatives from around the country gathered at the Council House seat of power of the UK's second largest city to launch a new national grassroots campaign on Saturday. Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell ...

UK Africans declare support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Participants at a networking dinner got a better understanding of new Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Standing To Deliver 10-point plan, and an opportunity to interact with different chapters within the Momentum movement of his supporters.In add ...

'Britain's rise in protests with much more to come'

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and the austerity agenda that followed, the year 2011 is widely viewed as the peak of protest and dissent. It was the year of the Arab Spring, Occupy, UK Uncut, indignados, urban riots and anti-austerity and t ...

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