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November 09, 2017

‘Britain isn’t our friend’: Priti Patel is proof, say Palestinians

Palestinian activists and academics have denounced the "deceptive conduct" of a UK Cabinet minister who was forced to resign yesterday after it was revealed she held secret meetings with...

Churches urged to show solidarity with India 'Untouchables'

Emma Foster - Community NewswireChurches around the UK are being urged to show solidarity with India's Dalits, often referred to as "the untouchables", on Sunday.There are approximately 300 million Dalits, people outside India's caste system who face discr ...

BP's oil spill disaster is a big 'British Problem’

 BP environmental disaster ‘a British Problem’Fidelis OnyedikamMighty British Petroleum - defended in a Daily Mail front page headline as the UK's "flagship company" - has taken the worst battering in its history after the oil spill disaster off the c ...

Ex-prime minister pleads: 'Let my people go'

 Mark Beckford - in Kingston, JamaicaFormer Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga has criticised the government for betraying its vow to protect residents of embattled Tivoli Gardens, Kingston, arguing that the assault by the security forces had caused ...

Pride of India's wildlife faces extinction

 Pride of India's wildlife faces extinctionAyesha SitaraProject Tiger was launched with much fanfare by the government of India in 1973 with one of the objectives being to reduce the dependency of local communities on tiger reserve resources and conse ...

Tanzania struggles in its quest for democracy

David ShooShortly after achieving independence from Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1 ...

What's the real story behind the Haitian disaster?

Philomene Remy One month since the 7.3 Richter scale earthquake destroyed Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti, there are still news media reports of the world mobilising to help.  But, despite all the millions of dollars that have been raised and sen ...

Iconic Caribbean man - REX NETTLEFORD (February 3, 1933 - February 2, 2010)

Marc Wadsworth I mourn the passing of my faraway friend and mentor Rex Nettleford. Since the professor and vice-chancellor emeritus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) suffered a heart attack on January 27, in Washington DC, I have checked online fo ...

Sign petition to demand the West cancels Haiti's 'debts'

 Ben WiklerDespite the earthquake, Haiti owes crushing payments for "dictator debt" run up years ago. Sign the petition to cancel Haiti's debt, and Avaaz and partners will deliver it to the IMF and key finance ministers next week. It's shocking: ...

Leader attacks US web-based plots to 'destabilise' Iran

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused America of using the internet as a tool to harm his islamic republic, writes Reza Derakhshi. Khamenei declared that such a policy only showed Washington's frustration. Last week, US Secretary of Sta ...

Not forsaken or forgotten: Global community responds to Haiti disaster

"To the people of Haiti, we say clearly and with conviction, you will not be forsaken, you will not be forgotten." These words were spoken by US President Barack Obama on January 13 as he pledged one of the biggest relief efforts in recent American history ...

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