Politics

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November 14, 2017

'With Brexit and a cabinet full of bastards: What could go wrong?'

For months, Tory sources have been saying Prime Minister Theresa May will be out if she makes one more mistake, normally seconds before she appoints a careerist scumbag with no military experience...

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 ...

English greed not self-determination has ruled Scottish poll debate

My Scottish Labour Party friend many years ago when I first heard about his country’s nationalist party rudely dismissed them as “tartan Tories”. Under the leadership of charismatic and cunning Alex Salmond the Scottish Nationalist Party ...

Ku Klux Klan recruitment drive reignites fears in US

Sunday afternoon after church, youth pastor Demond Dawson was rounding up a van load of kids dressed in their Sunday best. The group had stopped at the Dollar General in Abbeville for snacks and cold drinks.As the kids teased each other on the sidewalk ou ...

Remembering Richard 'Dick' Hart – a historian who made history

Ansell Richard Hart - historian, trade-unionist, lawyer, political activist, journalist and campaigner for human rights – had a breadth and longevity of influence and respect matched by few twentieth-century Caribbean figures. He was a founder ...

Israel 'as an apartheid state has no future'

The latest round of repression against a relatively defenceless subject population of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza by the state of Israel has by now assumed the air of tired routine.But for those on the receiving end what a largely desensitised ...

Europe's voters are 'angry with their governments not EU'

Supporters hold flags before French far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech in Marseille, France on May 20Rightist euro-sceptic parties scored big wins in European parliamentary elections on May 25, suggesting that voters wer ...

Support Duwayne Brooks for mayor says icon Neville Lawrence

Today Neville Lawrence the father of a Black teenager whose murder became an international cause célèbre threw his weight behind the anti-knife crime campaign of his son's friend Duwayne Brooks whose bid to become Britain's first directl ...

British government continues 'all-out assault against the poor'

UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed that the Tory-led government's policies to cut public spending are set to continue, but the food banks don't lie.Prior to delivering his 2014 budget to the country via the chancello ...

Palestinians destroy own homes to avoid massive Israeli fines

For the past two months, Hamzah Abu Terr has slept on the floor of his home. He gave his bed to his three small children whose room he was forced to destroy earlier this year, to avoid large demolition fines issued by the Israeli municipality."I had ...

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