Politics

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September 10, 2017

‘Time has come’ for new Black left-wing movement

More than 40 key activists from around the country met in Nottingham for the inaugural meeting of the Grassroots Black Left on Saturday.One of them, veteran socialist campaigner, Mike Wongsam, who...

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 ...

Civilians will be murdered if Britain goes to war

Britain's brave Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been fighting the political battle of his life to stop the government bombing Syria. Sadly, despite opposition from the UK's biggest trade unions and a large majority of its party membership, some lea ...

Meet Britain's new Black Labour Party modernisers

Labour’s Black political activists have always had a thorny cotton row to hoe. But a new tendency is garnering a reputation as modernisers of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s “kinder, more inclusive” form of politics.Lifted by h ...

Top MP tells of personal experience of BBC 'racism'

Outspoken British shadow minister Clive Lewis has blasted BBC bosses for their failure to combat barriers in the organisation that have prevented Black people like himself getting promotion. The newly-elected MP for Norwich South, who was the&nbs ...

Jeremy Corbyn’s 'cyber-youth' made him a winner

A seriously motivated “selectorate” of youth and worker-based pressure groups in the UK went digital and radical to propel Jeremy Corbyn into the Labour Party leadership. Their strategy and tactics, and above all their tech-savvy energies, wor ...

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