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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...

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 ...

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 ...

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