February 2008

US lies, half truths and failures in Afghanistan

Chris Gelken As the situation in war-torn Afghanistan deteriorates, the great cover up story of the day was Condoleezza Rice's attempt to disguise the failure of NATO to subdue the Taliban and al-Qaeda in that country. Speaking in London where she tri ...

Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza Worsens

Life in the Gaza Strip has never been easy, but now the situation has worsened with a stepped up blockade by Israel which has sparked a huge humanitarian crisis, writes Chris Gelken. "The 92nd patient in the last three weeks died today as an outc ...

OBAMA WINS MOST 'SUPER TUESDAY' STATES

Barack Obama won 13 of the 24 states voting on 'Super Tuesday' in the Democratic primaries and caucuses to choose a nominee for US president. His rival Hillary Clinton won eight but these included the big delegates rich prizes of California and Ne ...

Why I'm Backing Barack

Shahid Miah "All my life I wanted to vote for an African-American president and all my life I wanted to vote for a woman president," the former US president Bill Clinton said on Sunday. And I agree. If I was an American, I would be very much sp ...

Top Sports Equipment Firm's 'Cheap Labour' Own Goal

It's not as well-known as mobile phone giant Nokia but fellow Finnish company Amer is the world's No. 1 sports equipment supplier. Tennis fans will recognise one of its brand names, Wilson. Now Amer Sports has been put under the spotlight, alongsid ...

OBAMA MAKES PERSONAL APPEAL FOR SUPPORT

Barack ObamaDear Colleagues on The-Latest, Today, 22 states across the country are holding Democratic caucuses and primaries. You can help Get Out The Vote in these crucial contests by calling fellow supporters from your own home.Please use my online call ...

Scandal of mixed-race British babies 'shipped to the US'

Thousands of illegitimate mixed-race children fathered by Black American GIs during the second world war were given up by their British mothers and shipped across the Atlantic, according to newly released papers.The issue of how to deal with the unwanted ...

OBAMA WINS CRUCIAL PRESS SUPPORT

American presidential hopeful Barack Obama has won the powerful endorsements of The Los Angeles Times and New York Daily Post with just days to go before 'Super Tuesday' when more than half of all registered Democrat cast their vote in primaries a ...

Bush's top law man ducks torture claim but CIA admit it

Chris Gelken - Online Columnist America's most senior law enforcement official was extremely evasive under a barrage of tough questions from a US Senate committee investigating charges that the United States is guilty of war crimes. Grilled about wheth ...

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