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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...

Passing of giant world leader Fidel Castro

The death of the 20th century’s most lauded anti-imperialist leader Fidel Castro on Friday at 10:29 pm has been greeted worldwide with shock, sorrow and reverence by world leaders and political admirers alike.A senior Russian diplomat in London dec ...

Donald Trump: US Presidential nightmare is a reality

Is it a fevered nightmare or have we really woken up to the reality that Donald Trump has been elected president of America, the world superpower?Brexit has been followed by Amexit – America’s withdrawal from the civilised world and endorsemen ...

Massacre by French police of Algerian protestors history forgot

The terrible atrocities in the French capital in November 2015, in which 130 people were killed, and then in Nice, on Bastille Day earlier this year, when a truck was deliberately driven into crowds killing 86 people, have been widely described as the wors ...

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 ...

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