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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...

Is Barack Obama Black?

Kimberly McClain DaCosta - Harvard UniversityIt depends on who - and when - you ask the question. For some of us, the heralding of Barack Obama as the first Black president of the United States seems a rather uncontroversial claim.Not so for others. One we ...

Fears raised that recession will boost British fascists

As the row continues to rage over the leaking of the entire membership list of Britain's fascist party and the UK slips into recession some notorious racists are gleeful. Nick Lowles, of Searchlight magazine, assesses how the British National Party (BN ...

Will we forget?

Matt Gardner - Online columnistAs is the norm with me, I open with an anecdotal realisation. Standing on the bus on Sunday, I realised that I was the only person who was wearing a poppy for the Royal British Legion's annual campaign for Remembrance Day ...

Let's have one last big push for Obama

Karin Robinson - Americans Abroad for ObamaI don't know about you, but I've had more than my share of sleepless nights on this campaign. From the nail biting primary to the excitement of the Convention  — from my worries about Sarah Pali ...

Viva Cuba

Marina Watson Peláez Almost everyone looks down on the Cuban communist state system. They criticise it as if it were the worst form of government on the planet. I am not a communist. But I do see communism in a slightly different way to others. My recent ...

Be fearful of the man called Hugo Chávez

Linda Sharkey In the last 10 years, a South American country has undergone radical change since a revolutionary leader came into power. In 1998, Hugo Chávez Frías became the president of Venezuela. He carried the hopes of the masses who were tired of pre ...

Let's salute the other man on the podium

Caroline Frost When Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave a gloved Black Power salute on the Olympic podium in October 1968 it sent a shockwave through sport. But what happened to the other man on the platform who supported them? Forty years ago, two Black Am ...

Obamamania and the story of sweet potatoe pie

Mark Danner - in Philadelphia, AmericaYou would think first of all of a village fair - the entire community of Germantown, north west Philadephia, taking itself up on the brightest of bright sunny fall days and moving en masse, clumps of people, groups of ...

Why Britain's Black history month is hollow

The-Latest has been highlighting Black History Month with several articles. Today The Guardian became the first national newspaper in the UK to mark BHM by launching a five-part series of information packed posters. But respected Black sociologist Thomas L ...

'Reading Lolita in Tehran'

Chris GelkenI rested the book on the arm of my chair and gazed through the living room window at the majestic peaks of the Alborz Mountains rising in the distance. "Wow," I thought, "She just described my day. In fact, she has just described ...

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