December 2009

One year on: Is UN report about Gaza invasion fair?

Anna ReitmanTzipi Livni, Israel’s unrepentant foreign minister during last year’s Gaza invasion and current opposition party leader, cancelled a London speaking engagement the day before an arrest warrant for her was issued.And, as the one year anniversary ...

Jail or empowerment for Black youth?

Thomas L Blair Black youth-savers have fired the first broadside in their fightback against crime and the rising head count of youth in prison and gangs, according to participants in the State of Black Britain conference held recently in London. After dec ...

Damning picture painted by UK’s Iraq inquiry

Top civil servants in Britain have spoken and the reputation of ex-Prime Minister Tony "history will judge me" Blair has been shredded.The first evidence-gathering session of the Chilcot inquiry into the disastrous Iraq war has come to an end after three ...

America’s biggest unions: ‘Change health care bill or else’

Sam Stein Trade unions in the US have said that they will not support the Democratic Party's health-care bill unless "substantial changes" are made to the current Senate version. And they have criticised American President Barack Obama for "abandoning his ...

Letter from the climate change summit

Katie Davies - in Copenhagen, Denmark Each border I successfully cross, the right to move freely feels more and more fragile. This feeling, familiar to many crossing lands around the globe, is new to me.It heightens at the sight of the policeman's gun, at ...
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Police abusing stop and search powers says top Scotland Yard officer

Watch this footage taken by Guardian journalist Paul Lewis during his standoff with City of London police outside a famous London landmark. Assistant Commissioner John Yates, the senior Metropolitan police officer leading Britain's fight against terro ...

US blockade against Cuba is 'international bullying'

Marina Watson PelaezGeorge Galloway, outspoken British Member of Parliament, has severely criticised US president Barack Obama for allowing the commercial, economic and financial American embargo on Cuba to continue after almost half a century. Galloway, w ...
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Homeless face a grim time during festive season

Most Britons would love snow to fall for a magical white Christmas. But that is not the case for the 4,000 homeless rough sleepers on the streets of London, reports Morade Azzouz.

Call your leader at Copenhagen summit to make a difference

Climate change campaigners have launched an online initiative to get millions of people in the European Union to contact their leaders at the United Nations summit in Copenhagen.Avaaz,  a civic activitism organisation that operates in 13 languages, i ...

MoveOn rallies against ‘sell-out’ on health care by US Democrats

Campaigners who played a key role in the grassroots people’s movement which got American President Barack Obama elected are hopping mad about what they think is a planned "sell-out" of vital changes to the broken US healthcare system by his ruling Democrat ...

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