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September 25, 2020

America's racist police: Payouts cannot fix culture of violence

In the US, where hundreds of Black people fall victim to police brutality each year, very few police officers are ever prosecuted or convicted for the violence they inflict on the communities and...

Britain profiting from Yemeni civilians suffering says rights group

Prominent non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned the UK for profiting from the humanitarian crisis in Yemen after a UK High Court ruling earlier in the week declared that London’s arms sales to Riyadh were not illegal.D ...

Britain has the highest drug deaths in Europe

An official report by the European drugs agency has revealed that almost one in three drug overdose deaths in the continent are recorded in the UK.The annual report published by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCCDA) this ...

UK 2016: Scandal of Brits dying from malnutrition

Food bank charities have condemned the “scandal” of poverty in the UK after disturbing new figures revealed that hundreds of people died from hunger last year. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) indicate that 391 people died ...

UK 2016: Scandal of Brits dying from malnutrition

Food bank charities have condemned the “scandal” of poverty in the UK after disturbing new figures revealed that hundreds of people died from hunger last year. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) indicate that 391 people died ...

Debunking myths surrounding Europe's refugee crisis

British and European handling of the migrant and refugee humanitarian disaster simply isn't working. The preventable deaths of another 400 people in the Mediterranean on Monday morning must be a wake-­up call.For all of the outcry we've seen i ...

Deaths in custody: families demand involvement in new inquiry

Relatives of deaths in police custody victims have called on UK Home Secretary Theresa May to involve them in a newly announced investigation into the scandal.The mother of Olaseni Lewis, a 23-year-old man who died in a London psychiatric hospital after b ...

America's racist police: Payouts cannot fix culture of violence

In the US, where hundreds of Black people fall victim to police brutality each year, very few police officers are ever prosecuted or convicted for the violence they inflict on the communities and individuals they are supposed to protect. While growing ...

Austerity Britain: Punishing the sick and disabled

Disturbing figures from the UK government’s department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has revealed that over 21,000 sick and disabled people died waiting for it to give them benefits. That’s nearly 12 people a day dying, waiting fo ...