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Black star Rihanna in backlash over China magazine cover

In one photo, Caribbean-born singer Rihanna gazes down, a dainty Chinese fan in one hand and a bright red sash around her waist. In another, she poses in front of a traditional folding screen, the golden ornaments in her hair reminiscent of the royal fash ...

Dirty money: Who's paying to make Boris prime minister?

Trying to explain to outsiders just how the United Kingdom is currently “choosing” its next prime minister guarantees bafflement, followed by incredulity.Of course, it isn’t the “United Kingdom” choosing at all. Only 0.34 perc ...

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 much of the narrative surrounding the Trump administration&rsq ...

Prisons scandal a blot on UK's human rights record

This year alone the British media has run countless stories about the "deteriorating" conditions inside the country's jails. And now it is official.In a hard-hitting paper, the chief inspector of prisons, Peter Clarke, has set out five major ...

'Majority of media coverage in UK is anti-Muslim'

A groundbreaking report has found that the majority of British media negatively portrays Muslims. The Centre for Media Monitoring (CFMM) analysed almost 11,000 news articles, written in the final quarter of 2018, using 50 key words related to Muslims and ...

Ignored by big media: Conservative Party leaders' Islamophobia

There have been long-running headlines in big media about Labour's antisemitism problem. But mainstream journalists have ignored rampant islamophobia at the heart of Britain's ruling Conservative Party and the lack of action to tackle it.Poll ...

Police numbers plummet as serious crime rises in London

A series of cuts imposed by the British government have left police in London with a significant decrease in the number of officers investigating homicides.Police personnel investigating murder cases in the  Metropolitan Police Service, also known as ...

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 ...

First Palestinian, Somali and Yemeni lawmakers in US Congress

I spent Thursday morning at the offices of two new Members of Congress, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The scenes at both were just delightful. Throngs of Palestinian Americans jammed into Tlaib's offices, spilling out into the ...

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