May 2014

Haitian freedom pioneers to gather for their flag day

All nations hold their flags dear and this is especially true in the case of Haiti. On May 18 1803, after some 12 years of fighting to gain their freedom from enslavement, the various African military leaders in France’s Saint Domingue colony in the ...

Luxury hotel of anti-gay Ugandan president picketed

The London UK hotel where President Yoweri Museveni was speaking last night (May 7) was besieged by Ugandan Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters in a noisy protest with drums, vuvuzelas and chants.They caused a constant ...

Refugee status in Britain 'can make you homeless'

The horrors of being an asylum seeker in the UK are well documented. You're stripped of any purposeful activity, be it work or volunteering. If destitute, as most are, you are reduced to a bare £36.62 a week to live and feed yourself and your fa ...

UK mental health patients 'deprived of local treatment'

Britain’s coalition government has been slammed for cruel cuts which are forcing distressed mental health patients to travel long distances for emergency treatment.Some patients are being transported hundreds of miles for treatment following a cut o ...

Anti-surveillance group calls for internet day of action

More than 30 civil liberties groups and tech companies have formed a coalition against internet surveillance and NSA spying, with a "Reset the Net" day of action planned for June 5 to mark a year since Edward Snowden’s leaks.“Don' ...

Bloggers in Russia forced to register with the state

Russian President Vladimir Putin is tightening his grip on the internet one new restriction at a time.The latest regulation is a law he signed on Monday that will require popular online bloggers to register with the government by August 1. It also classif ...

May 9 deadline for young Black writers cash prize and job

There are just three days to go to the deadline for entries to a competition that provides a great chance for young Black writers.Top prize is £250 and a final interview for an internship at the multi-award-winning Guardian newspaper.All entrants ne ...

Viral campaign launched to spur rescue of kidnapped girls

Demonstrators angered by the failure of the Nigerian authorities to rescue more than 200 girls kidnapped from their boarding school by extremists almost three weeks ago gathered in central London today.The protesters, who were mainly African women backed ...

Repeat offender: Jeremy Clarkson apologises for another racist gaffe

Star of the BBC's internationally popular Top Gear motoring show, Jeremy Clarkson, has apologised and "begged for forgiveness" after a clip of him reciting the deeply offensive nursery rhyme Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe was published by ...

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