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September 25, 2020

Palm oil plantations: Child labour and other abuses exposed

Palm oil plantations of Malaysia and Indonesia are worked by “child labour and outright slavery,” a new investigation has found. The two countries supply 85 percent of the world’s palm oil,...

Sensational claim that 'Prince Phillip had Diana murdered'

Mohamed al Fayed has declared that Diana, Princess of Wales, and his son Dodi Fayed were "murdered", as he gave evidence at their inquest taking place in London.It was among the first words he told the jury at the central London hearing. He began ...

US business and its Baghdad bonanza

Bill BuzenbergAmerica's warmongering vice-president Dick Cheney has been embroiled in controversy over his 'conflict of interest' links with the US company Halliburton which has most benefited financially from the invasion of Iraq. Now a spec ...

Clinton loses advantage with white people and women

Hillary Clinton's devastating losses in Maryland and Virginia this week came about as a result of an erosion in what had been her solid edge among women, white people and older and working-class voters. While the results can be explained by those state ...

Murder of journalists condemned

Fran Singh and Chris GaynorAt least 65 journalists were killed worldwide while doing their job last year, according to figures just released. Six more have died in the last two months and the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) said that for ...

Banana battle defeat which could sink island economies

America has flexed its muscle at the World Trade Organisation to get a ruling against import tariffs on bananas which protects the economies of former European colonies.The decision, confirmed by US and EU officials on Friday, is an important development i ...

Caribbean leaders don't want to revisit slavery

Carol Williams - in Bridgetown, BarbadosAlthough descendants of slaves control the governments in the English-speaking Caribbean, prosper in business and define the image portrayed to the millions of people who visit their tropical islands every year, the ...

CIA veteran blasts Bush over torture, Iraq and Iran

After 27 years as an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, Ray McGovern is now one of the most vocal critics of the government he once served. A founder member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, or VIPS, McGovern is highly critical o ...

US lies, half truths and failures in Afghanistan

Chris Gelken As the situation in war-torn Afghanistan deteriorates, the great cover up story of the day was Condoleezza Rice's attempt to disguise the failure of NATO to subdue the Taliban and al-Qaeda in that country. Speaking in London where she tri ...

Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza Worsens

Life in the Gaza Strip has never been easy, but now the situation has worsened with a stepped up blockade by Israel which has sparked a huge humanitarian crisis, writes Chris Gelken. "The 92nd patient in the last three weeks died today as an outc ...

OBAMA WINS MOST 'SUPER TUESDAY' STATES

Barack Obama won 13 of the 24 states voting on 'Super Tuesday' in the Democratic primaries and caucuses to choose a nominee for US president. His rival Hillary Clinton won eight but these included the big delegates rich prizes of California and Ne ...

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