Politics

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February 20, 2017

'Why Trump wants you to hate the media'

If you watched President Trump's astonishing press conference on Thursday, you might be forgiven for concluding that the most urgent problem facing America is that the media "is out of...

Protestors in Venezuela and Ukraine organise through Zello app

From Kiev to Caracas, protestors are taking their indignation to a walkie-talkie app, but some may be running into government roadblocks.Zello allows smartphone users to send short voice messages from person to person or to a limited group of people. Some ...

Top Africans condemn Uganda's new anti-gay law

Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni has trumpeted his signing into law of a harsh bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison is about protecting African culture from Western interference. But prominent voices on the continent have contradicted him and ...

British MP Simon Hughes' voting shenanigans exposed

Years of lies and hypocrisy during UK coalition government rule have left Member of Parliament Simon Hughes a "social democratic husk" -  and an ideal candidate to join the government! Here’s a run-down of duplicity fro ...

Tears for Mandela the man but not his political legacy

An ocean of tears, including my own, have been shed since the sad news that Nelson Mandela had died. I sat next to Mandela in 1993, after arranging a meeting between him and the parent’s of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence. It was a magical moment ...

Conspiracy theories? No one does them better than the West

For a long time elite establishment gatekeepers in the West have scoffed at those who claim Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned. As to those who claimed he was poisoned by Israel - well-of course they're crazy conspiracy theorists!Yet these s ...

NSA scandal: 'Europe would be better off without Britain'

Like the curious incident of the dog that didn’t bark in the night-time in the classic Sherlock Holmes story Silver Blaze, the most revealing thing about the latest NSA (National Security Agency) spying revelations which made world headlines last wee ...

College 'veil ban' outrage manufactured on Twitter

Those things which make the headlines are often far from the most important parts of a story. Indeed, in some instances the headline is a wilful distortion of the entire issue in question, writes James Bloodworth.In the age of internet news, this is inevit ...

'Right to protect' hypocrisy of America on chemical weapons

How can the US proclamation that it intends to intervene militarily in Syria to protect civilians from chemical warfare be taken seriously, when the US has slaughtered and poisoned hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons itself, in Vietnam, Iraq and el ...

Government's 'racist' billboard vans mocked by right and left

Politicians and campaigners have united to attack a controversial mobile advertising campaign against migrants launched by the British government. They have accused the ruling administration of stirring up racial tension by using the &q ...

Anonymous Facebook user 'dishes dirt' on Zimbabwe politics

A new Facebook phenomenon has Zimbabwe talking as elections approach. An anonymous character calling himself Baba Jukwa (BJ) has become a major focal point as Zimbabweans hungry for political intrigue visit “his” Facebook page to get the latest ...

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