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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...

Obama's campaign is 'filled with a laundry list of lies'

Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda ReportA Barack Obama presidency would certainly be a first - the first time that most Black people will end their historic progressive politics and applaud America's criminal activity just because the head criminal look ...

What Austria's 'grand daddy of incest' story tells us

Matt Gardner - Online ColumnistYou know, until recently, Austria didn't seem to be that interesting. It was only famous for an Archduke's assassination leading to the First World War, the Anschluss precursor to the Second World War, Viennese waltz ...

Torture in the dentist's chair

Marc WadsworthIt's a good job that a feedback form filled in by patients is not one of the requirements for trainee dentists to qualify. Because the young man who put me through an ordeal lasting more than two hours yesterday would have failed. Wispy b ...

Papal apologies and real life soap tragedies

Matt Gardner - Online ColumnistEach week, starting from now, I'm attempting to reflect on stories in the news that many may not have picked up  by the mainstream media  and cast my own spin on them. If there's anything The-Latest.comers w ...

Alicia Keys and gangsta rap claims

Deborah HobsonUS Grammy award winning songstress Alicia Keys, best known for her soulful and inoffensive romantic ballads, has revealed a darker side to her character in an outspoken interview about rap music and the murders of Black people. Speaking to A ...

Obama is wrong about Rev. Wright

Professor Michael C. DawsonSenator Obama is mistaken. The problem with Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the Chicago minister who is the Obama family's pastor and the subject of recent fierce attacks in the media, is not, as Obama has stated, that "he ha ...

Barack conquers the race minefield

Eugene Robinson - Washington PostOnce again, the conventional wisdom proved stunningly unwise. Barack Obama was supposed to be on his heels, forced into a back-pedalling, defensive crouch after racially charged remarks by his former pastor, delivered from ...

PM's short-sighted bigotry to appease right-wing press

Rory PorterThis week the British government announced a bit of Australia is coming to the UK - unfortunately it's not sun, surf or beach-bronzed demi-goddesses. It's a racist, points based immigration system.Now I'm not saying we'll soon be ...

Why Mayor Who Fired Corrupt Aide Should Also Go

Marc WadsworthMayor of London's race adviser Lee Jasper has been sacked after months of news media revelations about him using his powerful unelected position to get millions of pounds of tax payers' money handed to organisations run by his cronies ...

Prince Harry story was a plant not a scoop

Hail Prince Harry the hero. Or, is he? The third in line to the British throne was 'sensationally' outed as a warrior in Afghanistan by US citizen journalist Matt Drudge, after a UK news media 'blackout'. Now, was this a deviously-executed ...

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