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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...

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 ...

'Where journalists are slain and the killers go free'

An ambush of a convoy in South Sudan and the hacking deaths of bloggers in Bangladesh this year propelled the two nations onto the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) Global Impunity Index, which spotlights countries where journalists are murder ...

Shame on UK: UN to investigate 'deadly' disability cuts

Britain has become the first country in the world to be placed under investigation by the United Nations for violating the human rights of people with disabilities amid fears that thousands may have died as a consequence of controversial welfare reforms an ...

Death of South African freedom fighter Bennie Bunsee

Lifelong Pan-Africanist, writer and polemicist Bennie Bunsee died peacefully at the weekend. He was 12 days away from his 80th birthday.On Sunday, friends, family and ideological sparring partners fondly recalled Bunsee, who died at South Africa's Vin ...

Europe must stop shifting the blame for migrant crisis

In a very reluctant, not quite shame-faced way, Europe has moved to restore sea patrols to their previous level to rescue the “boat people” of today – fleeing from war-torn countries across the Mediterranean to “fortress Europe&rdq ...

Shooters of colour are ‘terrorists’, but not the white gunmen

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of nine African Americans at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, as a hate crime committed by a white man. Unfortunately, it’s not a unique event in American history. Black churches ...

Disturbing rise in suicide rate among Black American boys

A new study has revealed that the suicide rate among young African-American boys has almost doubled since 1993. The rate among white children dropped during the same period.The research, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics this week, followed th ...

Counterfeit medicines are 'a risk to world health'

Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue. Researchers found that up to 41 percent of med ...

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