May 2007

It's time we honoured slave revolts

Thom BlairBlack Britain has long struggled to overcome a reputation in some quarters of having no past worthy of mention. This misguided notion seems to have persisted in the media fanfare for the bicentenary end-of-slave-trade commemorations. But my Afro ...

Blair's swansong In Africa exposes press hypocrisy

Richard KeebleInteresting to see how Britain's national Fleet Street press coverage of dictators always shifts when they move from being our  'enemies' to  'friends' (or vice versa). Remember how Saddam Hussein, former Preside ...

Why US 'war crimes' President hasn't been impeached

Congress, the media and most of the American people have yet to turn decisively against president George W. Bush because to do so would be to turn against some part of themselves, writes leading US journalist Gary Kamiya .The Bush presidency is a lot of th ...

Bush can kill me but not my ideas

FIDEL CASTRO, President of CubaSome days ago, while analysing the expenses involved in the construction of three submarines of the Astute series, I said that with this money "75,000 doctors could be trained to look after 150 million people, assuming t ...

'U' turn on Iraq by PM Tony's big ally

The-Latest - EXCLUSIVE A British government architect of the Iraq war has demolished prime minister Tony Blair's case for the unpopular policy by admitting she was wrong to provide him and other colleagues with key legal advice which gave the green l ...

African American Idol

'God Save' the national anthem, yeah?

Deborah Hobson It is 30 years since iconic English punk rock band The Sex Pistols released their provocative, anti-establishment No. 1 single God Save The Queen. Formed in 1975, the band originally comprised vocalist Johnny Rotten, guitarist Steve Jones, d ...

Vietnam vet sues over IBM firing

A self-confessed 'sex addict' is suing a computer giant for millions of dollars in a wrongful dismissal case after he was fired for visiting adult internet chat rooms while at work in America.James Pacenza, 58, says he was a compulsive visitor to o ...

To PM Brown. A Letter From The-Latest...

Dear Gordon,Congratulations to you, Prime Minister in waiting. I hope you're enjoying yourself as you proceed around the country, "listening and learning" while counting the days until you finally get your hands on the keys to 10 Downing Str ...

Cat-sized rats attack Florida resort

Wildlife officials in the heart of Grass Key, Florida, USA are frantically laying bait laced with poison in an attempt to wipe out a colony of huge African rats. U.S. federal and state officials are beginning the final phase of a two-year project to eradic ...

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