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July 16, 2017

More bad news for Trump as public support fades

President Donald Trump’s popularity among American citizens is fading as he faces multiple setbacks over his stalled agenda and efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.Nearly six months after...

Muhammad Ali shook up the world and changed it

Newspapers and broadcasts around the world have rightly been filled with coverage of the life and times of Muhammad Ali since his death last week. But it concerns me how big media have hijacked his legacy by whitewashing it, for instance, by calling The G ...

Chad's Western-backed mass murderer jailed at last

So finally, Hissène Habré, dictator of Chad from 1982-1990, has been convicted in a Senegal court of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment. Gaetan Mootoo, Amnesty International West Africa researcher, said: “This verdict is a vic ...

'Murder' backlash after Harambe the gorilla is shot dead

Marksmen killed an endangered gorilla at a US zoo on Saturday after a four-year-old boy managed to get into the animal's enclosure, sparking fury around the world. It also raised larger questions about the morality of keeping ...

Syria: poverty, desperation and revenge push youth to join ISIS

Probing new research by the NGO for which I work has uncovered why thousands of young Syrians have become extremist fighters in their civil war torn country.It has found the need to earn a basic living, regain a sense of purpose and dignity and the belief ...

Israel's atrocities against Palestinians detailed in new US report

In its 2015 Country Report on Human Rights Practices for Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, the US Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour acknowledges the “institutional and societal discrimination against Arab citizens ...

Women of the world unite for equality

Today mark International Women’s Day by meeting the female pioneers of tech continuing the legacy of Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer.Kicking off the celebrations in the UK at London’s Southbank Centre& ...

Anniversary of hidden CIA coup that toppled Nkrumah

February 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the CIA-engineered coup which removed Kwame Nkrumah as President of Ghana. In Killing Hope (2003), his seminal history of the countless coups, military interventions and assassination plots organised by the US acro ...

US-led 'Desert Storm' attacks on Iraq remembered

Twenty five years ago US-led forces began the 42-day onslaught on Iraq dubbed Desert Storm. It is now largely forgotten by the corporate media in the UK. Yet the crisis gripping international politics today largely stemmed from this unnecessary conflict, a ...

Starving UK: Thousands of sick Brits suffering from malnutrition

More than 2,000 cases of patients seeking treatment for malnutrition at UK hospitals have been recorded in the last year, a significant increase on previous years, figures released by NHS trusts have shown.The numbers, obtained through a Freedom of Inform ...

Terrorism by the West must be condemned too

All lives matter and we must remember the victims of terrorism whether they are in Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, Nigeria, Kenya, Syria, Tunisia, Russia, Pakistan, the US, Libya, France, Lebanon, Mali or the UK. I do not recall hearing about Da'esh, ISIS (Is ...

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