Politics

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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...

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 ...

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 ...

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