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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...

Jeremy Corbyn is top of the pops despite media attacks

Embattled British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn can be heartened by three things today. They are the results of two polls and the first annual conference speech by the Lib-Dem’s new chief Tim Farron.Asked the question “Can Labour win the 2020 ele ...

I'm backing Jeremy Corbyn, despite his unsavoury 'friends'

Like many others, I face a real dilemma. I’ve known Jeremy Corbyn for more than 30 years and love nearly everything he stands for. Yet there are a few important issues on which I profoundly disagree with him. Does this mean he should no longer have ...

Parties unite to demand fair UK voting system

Leaders of the British parliament's marginalised minor parties - some of them bitter opponents - joined forces today to call for voting reform in a rare show of unity.They came together following the most unfair national poll result in UK history this ...

Vote Nana and her fellow Socialists on May 7

Parliamentary candidates for a new party that puts people before fat cat profits include a former Labour mayor and ex-MP - both of whom broke with the party because it has gone along with the British government's economic attacks on the very work ...

Media sexism against female British politicians 'a disgrace'

If Scots vote as the polls suggest in the forthcoming UK general election, then Nicola Sturgeon will soon have some claim to being called the most successful British politician of her generation.In just a few short months, Sturgeon has taken her Scottish ...

New wave of teenage facists in UK warn campaigners

Teenage neo-Nazis are on the rise even as the British far-right splinters into oblivion, anti-fascist activists warned yesterday.In an end of year report, Hope Not Hate also raised fears of the danger of “lone wolf attacks” and the increa ...

Guantánamo Bay: 'Thirteen years of US shame'

A traditional Uruguayan slow-cooked steak; a pair of orange prison uniform pants that will never be worn again waving like a victory flag out of a balcony window; the words "Long Live Freedom" scrawled in Spanish on black sands gleaming in the a ...

Hypocrisy of left liberals over Paris murders by 'Muslims'

There seems to be two themes that I have heard from progressive friends who have defended the cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo - the first is about the context and the second is about freedom ...

Why do so many African presidents die in office?

Michael Sata, the president of Zambia, has died in a London hospital after suffering for months from an undisclosed illness. This is notable for a couple of reasons.For one, Guy Scott, Sata’s vice president, has now become Africa’s first white ...

UK opposition leader accused of hyprocrisy on race

Britain’s parliamentary opposition leader has been accused of making cynical electoral calculations on the highly charged issue of race in the run up to next May’s general election.On the same day last week Labour’s Ed Miliband sought to ...

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