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'Facts behind epidemic of heroin addiction gripping US'

America’s upsurge of heroin and prescription-pain-reliever addiction has become a major issue in the 2016 elections.It’s worse than ever: Deaths from overdoses of opioids (the drug category that includes heroin and prescription analgesics such ...

Huge increase in Russia's 'censorship' of Twitter content

Twitter has released its latest transparency report which shows that the number of the Kremlin's requests to take down content grew more than 25-fold in the second half of 2015, compared to reports from previous periods.According to Twitter, ...

Shocking death rate of mentally ill in police custody

People with mental health concerns in the UK are four times more likely to die as a result of police force than other individuals, damning new research has found.The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) study, due to be published on Tuesday ...

Black movement launched to back Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

Black activists and community representatives from around the country gathered at the Council House seat of power of the UK's second largest city to launch a new national grassroots campaign on Saturday. Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell ...

Anniversary of hidden CIA coup that toppled Nkrumah

February 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the CIA-engineered coup which removed Kwame Nkrumah as President of Ghana. In Killing Hope (2003), his seminal history of the countless coups, military interventions and assassination plots organised by the US acro ...

Snubbed UK Black actors: activism needed to tackle bias

There has been much controversy over the absence of  Black talent among Hollywood nominations for Oscars. In Britain, the ennobled but undervalued Black actors have challenged the arts and culture industries on diversity issues. But they have yet ...

US-led 'Desert Storm' attacks on Iraq remembered

Twenty five years ago US-led forces began the 42-day onslaught on Iraq dubbed Desert Storm. It is now largely forgotten by the corporate media in the UK. Yet the crisis gripping international politics today largely stemmed from this unnecessary conflict, a ...
10 Non-White Performances & Films the 2016 Oscars Overlooked

Ignored by the 2016 Academy Awards

Talk of boycotts and protests for the 2016 Academy Awards are building after another year of predominantly white nominations. Mashable News have chosen a few non-white films and performances that they think should have been selected. 

Inquiry demand: death of 'abandoned' council tenant an ‘utter disgrace'

Veteran housing campaigner Piers Corbyn has launched a devastating attack on town hall chiefs for failing to come to the rescue of one of their elderly tenants who lay dead in his home for almost two months despite alarm bells being sounded by a neighbour ...

Jamaican Second World War hero Laurent Phillpotts dies

A well-known Jamaican war veteran who fought for Britain more than 70 years ago has passed away in London.Laurent Phillpotts, a long-standing member of the UK's West Indian Ex-Servicemen and Women's Association and its former public relat ...

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