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December 01, 2023

"Joe Biden is finished" as massacre in Gaza continues

It will be remembered, I hope, as the hug that sank a craven president. It was mid-October. US President Joe Biden made the requisite pilgrimage to Tel Aviv to show that his staunch support for...

Black journalists urgently needed in snowy white newsrooms

 Thomas L Blair Most Britons of goodwill welcome the government’s riot inquiry panel that has just delivered its interim report. They also accept the calming pleas in Out of the Ashes by David Lammy, the Black MP in strife-torn, multi-racial Tott ...

Top US journalist asks: Why not occupy newsrooms?

 Why Not Occupy Newsrooms?By David Carr, The New York Times24 October 11  <http://uk.mg.bt.mail.yahoo.com/news-section2/318-66/7468-occupy-wall-street-take-the-bull-by-the-horns>   <http://uk.mg.bt.mail.yahoo.com/news-section2/ ...

Stomach-churning hypocrisy of West's murder of Arab leaders

It’s a gruesome sight all over TV, newspapers and the internet: the shocking images of a blood-soaked and apparently dead Muammar Gaddafi in his Libyan home town of Sirte, writes Omar Abdul Jabar.  After eight months of merciless, co-ordinated bombard ...

Palestine: Britain's stand on Arab Spring will be tested

Ian DuntAnyone who tells you they support the Arab Spring but not Palestine's bid for statehood is a fraud. It is an untenable position which defeats even the murky logic of foreign policy.Foreign policy is always a hotbed of contradiction and hypocrisy, b ...

10 things Obama must do to keep his job

If the president wants to keep his job, he needs to simplify, be fearless, and reconnect, writes Peter W. Cookson. Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank has declared the Obama presidency “irrelevant” because members of Congress were openly dismissive of t ...

Al-Qa'ida and the myth behind the war on terrorism

 Patrick Cockburn: Al-Qa'ida, and the myth behind the war on terrorismThe atrocities against America created the image of Osama bin Laden as the leader of a global jihad upon the West. It was a fantasy that governments willingly, and disastrously, hel ...

How Western powers lied about stopping a Libyan bloodbath

 To Avert A Bloodbath - Libya And The Press - Part 1From the allegedly liberal left to Murdoch’s hard right, the media spectrum continues to shine green for 'go' on the Libyan war. An Independent on Sunday (IoS) editorial on August 28 observes:‘This n ...

David's blast at Black people is Starkey raving mad

 According to David Starkey, ‘whites have become black’. This is to explain why whites rioted and looted. While I would be the first to point out that black American gangster culture has taken hold of some of our youth, both black and white, and has s ...

Stop and search of Black youth must change

 Monica P. GomezThere seem to be a comparison between alleged police injustice here in the UK and the US.In the US, outraged youths and young adults react in the very same way, rioting and looting to police injustice. When rioting and looting occurs, ...

Hijacking of US government by the Republicans' Tea Party

Karen HatterThe United States of America was created with three check and balance components which are meant to allow governing of the country through the representative process. The country is governed by its citizens voting for representatives that in tu ...

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