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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...

Snowfall in Britain - why the panic?

Heidi KingstoneWhat is all the fuss about? A few flakes of snow and the country has shut down.   For a Canadian this is just delightfully amusing. There are hardly any people on the streets, and the ones who have braved the snow are out making snowmen ...

Postcard from Madagascar

Katriona Lewis - in Tulear A thousand kilometres from the capital city of Antananarivo and we are beached. It is whispered that the great winds of Fanele and Eric are rallying to keep us locked in the town of Tulear where foundations sink lower than bam ...

Why don't they call Obama Mr President?

Margaret Busby - in Washington, America What a week!   I'm now at Dulles Airport waiting to take our plane back to Blighty, so to while away an hour I'm checking in with you one last time from DC.   You haven't heard from me in the pa ...

URGENT ACTION: Help to free detained journalist

People in the UK are being urged to protest to Members of Parliament about the detention of an asylum-seeking Iraqi journalist who faces persecution, and even death, if he is deported.Sarwar Gareb, aged 35, from Leicester, is a member of the National Union ...

Wossy's return is good for the Beeb

Matt Gardner - Online ColumnistSo, a British Tv chat show host is back in action, getting more than five million viewers for Friday Night With Jonathan Ross after his celebrated suspension. And you know what? His success is fully deserved. The end of this ...

Can 'one nation' unity work under new Ghana president?

Tamara Obeng It's the end of an era for ex-president of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, and victory for John Atta Mills. With the election of a new party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), should Ghanaians unite in chanting  "Yes We Can&quo ...

A Day Fit For A King

Margaret Busby - in Washington, AmericaWell, all the pre-inauguration euphoria somewhat eclipsed the fact that yesterday, the third Monday of January, was Martin Luther King Day, a hard-won public holiday.   Cold as the weather is, I seriously conside ...

When Are White People Going to Get Over It?

Andrew M. ManisFor much of the last 40 years, ever since America "fixed" its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties. O ...

Snowflakes fall as Obama keeps his eye on the prize

Margaret Busby - in Silver Spring, Maryland Greetings from DC. Got in to Washington's Dulles airport last night to a feeling of excitement and anticipation everywhere (from the British Airways pilot: "If you're here for the inauguration of P ...

Who will win the conflict in Gaza?

Sumantra Maitra - Kolkata, IndiaAs the war in Gaza   between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas drags on to it's 3rd week, comparisons are being drawn between this conflict and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon. Both Hamas and Hez ...

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