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July 13, 2019

Misery for new wave of US-Mexico border migrants

A school vice principal from Cameroon fleeing ethnic violence; a mother and child from Haiti searching for a better life; a construction worker from Angola fleeing religious persecution. While...

Counting the cost of deeply unpopular Afghanistan war

Much media and political fanfare has greeted news that British troops this week finally left their last base in war-torn Afghanistan after the invasion by the West 13 years ago.Little mention was made that the withdrawal marked the end of the UK’s fo ...
Maya Angelou: Finding My Voice

Personal tribute to Maya Angelou from a British friend

“What a woman!” “A very special lady, the original.” Since the hard-to-believe news of the death of Maya Angelou, people who did not know her personally have been sharing thoughts with me as a small measure of the connection she mad ...

Missing indigenous women and a US media blackout

On July 5, 2013, Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, was reported missing by her family in Lame Deer, Montana, US. After search efforts by community members and law enforcement, she was found dead five days later. While there was some c ...

'Right to protect' hypocrisy of America on chemical weapons

How can the US proclamation that it intends to intervene militarily in Syria to protect civilians from chemical warfare be taken seriously, when the US has slaughtered and poisoned hundreds of thousands with chemical weapons itself, in Vietnam, Iraq and el ...

America's squalid history of meddling in foreign elections

Research clearly shows that the US has a long history of interfering in the elections of other countries, reports Richard Lance Keeble.While a major controversy over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections currently gri ...

Racism, foreign wars and a Trump presidency

Rev Dr Martin Luther King's call to America to abandon racism and unjust wars haunts the nation as Donald J Trump takes over the White House. It rings as true today as in the civil rights and Viet Nam 1960’s.Unjust acts by the powerful against t ...

'No UK company should be profiting from Guantánamo'

Guantánamo Bay detention camp has been called the gulag of our times, a shocking affront to democracy, and a monstrous failure of justice. As human rights eyesores go, the prison is also a pricey one, with each detainee costing at least £1.7 million ...

Shocking new rates of suicide revealed for US soldiers

Despite the July 4 Independence Day tributes, millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble.Twenty two veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration (VA).  A study by the Los Angeles Times found veterans ar ...

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