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December 18, 2020

Black Lives Matter: corporate takeover of the BLM brand

Sky says: “Black Lives Matter: We see. We hear. We commit.” But does the media giant really see, hear and commit? It does not square with the politics of multi-billionaire founder and former...

Financial crisis: US presidential hopeful's people power call

Cynthia McKinney - Green Party candidate. The very foundation of the US economy is crumbling underneath our feet. We the people must now seize the time! We have always had the capability of determining our own destiny, but for various reasons, the people ...

Mr Nasty v. Mr Nice

Tom ShalesJohn McCain wore the more presidential tie - that much can be said for him - but Barack Obama displayed the more presidential temperament, or the kind of demeanor people presumably would want in a president, when the two candidates met at the Uni ...

Sad tale of capitalist spivs and speculators

John Haylett - Editor, Morning StarDespite the eagerness of some newspapers and commentators to pronounce US President George W. Bush's billions of dollars banking system rescue as a done deal, the haggling continues in Washington. And, true to type, t ...

Fashion week Georgia looked great tonight

Albie EspinolaI feel like a real veteran now that I've done three out of the four major fashion weeks (London, Paris and New York) and back for my second season rocking the shows in London town!London Fashion Week kicked off in a great way with me taki ...

Russia has nukes, Palin, so don't threaten war

Timothy Bancroft-HincheyThe Republican Party candidate for the vice presidency of the United States of America,whose experience in small town politics, mothers ´day dos and the local hockey club is her claim to fame, threatened to open the gates of He ...

Sarah Palin circus is a cunning Republican distraction

Arianna HuffingtonDid Sarah Palin wrongfully push to have her ex-brother-in law fired? Was she really against the "Bridge to Nowhere?" Did she really sell Alaska's plane on eBay, or just list it on eBay? Did she actually have any substantial ...

Voice of athletes missing from Black struggle

Charlene MuhammadAs world class athletes competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, displays of strength, agility and the fruit of hard work and sacrifice were apparent. But some American athletes showed their activism with protests against Chin ...

A wake up call to British cynicism

Matt Gardner - Online Columnist The most disorientating moment of the last few months happened to me in the early hours of last week. Roughly one hour after falling asleep, the loudest thing I think I've heard since seeing Iron Maiden in 2003 had desce ...

It's a hard life at university

Teena Varsani Our time spent at university is often described as the best years of one's life with endless fun and partying. But, all of this is overshadowed by the incredible financial debt incurred as a student.Living as an undergraduate is becoming ...

Obama doesn't really care a toss about Europe

Hadleigh RobertsObamamania will end in disappointment for all. Barack Obama's media portrayal, persona and reception really are too good to be true, and the result will be hubris on his part and disillusionment on ours.While there is a feeling of inevi ...

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