Politics

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March 30, 2018

Can calamitous May stay on as PM?

A year ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May was riding high. Having triggered Article 50, she had the Conservative party lock-step behind her and a 20-point lead over the Labour Party....

Israel 'as an apartheid state has no future'

The latest round of repression against a relatively defenceless subject population of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza by the state of Israel has by now assumed the air of tired routine.But for those on the receiving end what a largely desensitised ...

Europe's voters are 'angry with their governments not EU'

Supporters hold flags before French far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech in Marseille, France on May 20Rightist euro-sceptic parties scored big wins in European parliamentary elections on May 25, suggesting that voters wer ...

Support Duwayne Brooks for mayor says icon Neville Lawrence

Today Neville Lawrence the father of a Black teenager whose murder became an international cause célèbre threw his weight behind the anti-knife crime campaign of his son's friend Duwayne Brooks whose bid to become Britain's first directl ...

British government continues 'all-out assault against the poor'

UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed that the Tory-led government's policies to cut public spending are set to continue, but the food banks don't lie.Prior to delivering his 2014 budget to the country via the chancello ...

Palestinians destroy own homes to avoid massive Israeli fines

For the past two months, Hamzah Abu Terr has slept on the floor of his home. He gave his bed to his three small children whose room he was forced to destroy earlier this year, to avoid large demolition fines issued by the Israeli municipality."I had ...

Protestors in Venezuela and Ukraine organise through Zello app

From Kiev to Caracas, protestors are taking their indignation to a walkie-talkie app, but some may be running into government roadblocks.Zello allows smartphone users to send short voice messages from person to person or to a limited group of people. Some ...

Top Africans condemn Uganda's new anti-gay law

Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni has trumpeted his signing into law of a harsh bill that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison is about protecting African culture from Western interference. But prominent voices on the continent have contradicted him and ...

British MP Simon Hughes' voting shenanigans exposed

Years of lies and hypocrisy during UK coalition government rule have left Member of Parliament Simon Hughes a "social democratic husk" -  and an ideal candidate to join the government! Here’s a run-down of duplicity fro ...

Tears for Mandela the man but not his political legacy

An ocean of tears, including my own, have been shed since the sad news that Nelson Mandela had died. I sat next to Mandela in 1993, after arranging a meeting between him and the parent’s of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence. It was a magical moment ...

Conspiracy theories? No one does them better than the West

For a long time elite establishment gatekeepers in the West have scoffed at those who claim Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned. As to those who claimed he was poisoned by Israel - well-of course they're crazy conspiracy theorists!Yet these s ...

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