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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 ...

Michelle Rodgers makes history as rail union’s first woman leader

Rail and searfarers union RMT today elected its first woman president. Left-winger Michelle Rodgers won a landslide victory over establishment-favoured Steve Shaw, who was billed as the “unity candidate”.Rodgers got 7,198 votes to Shaw’s ...

Alice In Chains: Live at Shepherd’s Bush Empire

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a gig in London, and even longer since I last visited Shepherd’s Bush Empire. It’s great to be back, even if only fleetingly writes, James Combes.Shepherd’s Bush is a neat mix of the old a ...

Labour chiefs urged to reinstate expelled anti-racist Marc Wadsworth

More than 30 Labour organisations around Britain have demanded party bosses reinstate a campaigner who was expelled following a clash with an anti-Jeremy Corbyn MP at the launch of a report into anti-semitism and other forms of racism. And on Wednesday th ...

Donald Trump's nazi-style family separation policy slammed

Worldwide condemnation of Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy that had been tearing apart migrant families led to the US President having to do a u turn. Here The-Latest’s US correspondent Karen Hatter puts the issue in ...
The reality of child poverty in Britain | ITV News

Revealed: Impact of child poverty in the UK

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Can calamitous May stay on as PM?

A year ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May was riding high. Having triggered Article 50, she had the Conservative party lock-step behind her and a 20-point lead over the Labour Party. Everyone, both within her party and the wider Westminster comme ...

US to demand social media info from visa applicants

People seeking a US visa may soon be required to disclose their social media information so that five years’ worth of their online footprint can be scrutinised. It was previously reserved for people from terrorism-affected states.Diplomats and trave ...

'Who cares about Black lives in Israel?'

Israeli state and religious authorities' racist attitudes towards African refugees may have deadly consequences, writes David Sheen.Comments made by Israel's top political and religious leaders earlier this month are a dismal reminder of how littl ...

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