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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...

How to avoid danger as a citizen journalist

Putting yourself in danger is only one of several warnings citizen journalists should heed, writes Ron Ross co-author of the Handbook for Citizen Journalists. Here, Ross lists ten pitfalls that citizen journalists should steer clear of:It’s a bad idea to b ...

We can't ignore suffering Brits who want to die

Sarah DeanI’d never watched a man die or sought to witness the ending of a life. Yet there I was watching passively on Monday night as a millionaire hotelier took his own life. With his devoted wife by his side and a Swiss praline chocolate to wash down th ...

What Obama clique photo says about bin Laden’s killing

The assassination of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden shows how, paradoxically, the invisible lies at the heart of our media saturated society, argues journalism academic Richard Lance Keeble. It confirms if nothing else that we live in an age of ...

Osama bin Laden and Wild West American assassins

Marc WadsworthIt’s the potent tale of two claimed assassinations. The Libyans: that Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, the young son of their leader, has been killed by a Nato bomb. The Americans: that at last they have eliminated Osama bin Laden (I thought he was eith ...

Hunger is the spark that ignites revolutions

Columnist Marc Fisher of the Washington Post said that revolutions are explosions of frustration and rage that build over time, sometimes over decades, writes Joanna Aniel Bidar.Although their political roots are deep, it is often a single spark that ignit ...

US without 'moral authority' to take Gaddafi to Criminal Court

Nellie BaileyAmerica “doesn’t have a shred of moral authority” to take Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi before the International Criminal Court says the Centre for Constitutional Rights.Michael Rattner, executive director of the New York-based organisationsai ...

Lonely life of modern day nomads

“So where are you from?” For the average person this is a normal, easy question. But for me it’s complicated, writes Omar Mohammed To put it plainly I have no place I can actually call home. I am part of a large group of people called Third Cultured Kids, ...

First Black journalist in mainstream reporting dies at 83

Thomas L Blair A pioneer, Ernest Dunbar, writer and editor for the old Look magazine was one of the first black reporters at any major national publication.Sadly Dunbar died in New York, US, recently after a long illness. Ever alert, he probed beneath the ...

Leading health brand part of ugly skin whitening trade

Deborah Hobson - The-Latest EXCLUSIVEHolland and Barrett, the UK’s largest health food retailer has joined the pernicious trade in skin whitening products, selling a new face and body cream that promises to “inhibit melanin production” and “lighten the ski ...

(Dis)united America is still far from 'King’s Dream'

Thomas L BlairPicture this. An awe-inspiring Black man preaching national unity in an era marked by violence and upheaval.  An overflow audience of residents and students rise to their feet to welcome the soul-saving American leader.His words, their m ...

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