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July 16, 2020

Why Black people are bearing brunt of global plague

Shocking figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) this month show that Black people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 or coronavirus that has devastated lives in the...

‘Britain isn’t our friend’ say Palestinians - Priti Patel is proof

Palestinian activists and academics have denounced the "deceptive conduct" of a UK Cabinet minister who was forced to resign yesterday after it was revealed she held secret meetings with Israeli leaders. International Development Secretary Priti ...

Brave protestors put their lives at risk for democracy

Kenyan opposition party supporters were demonstrating on a main road in the country's capital on Friday as part of a nationwide protest against alleged vote rigging in last month's disputed presidential election. Marc Wadsworth was there ...

More bad news for Trump as public support fades

President Donald Trump’s popularity among American citizens is fading as he faces multiple setbacks over his stalled agenda and efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.Nearly six months after he took office, Trump is facing a declining approval rati ...

Why wasn’t a rich British borough a safe haven for Grenfell Tower victims?

Marc Wadsworth spent a day visiting the disaster area and talking with those affected, including firefighters, before going on a #JusticeForGrenfell demonstration outside parliament.When pioneering Pan-Africanist Frantz Fanon authored his masterpiece The ...

Chuck Berry: a father of rock music and his legacy

The death of African-American singer-songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry (October 18 1926 - March 18 2017), who died of natural causes at his home in Saint Charles, Missouri, provides us with an opportunity to revisit Black, pop, rock music history and c ...

Lawyers come together to slam Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban'

Three leading human rights organisations have attacked US president Donald Trump's Islamophobic "Muslim ban" that has selectively singled out for exclusion from America nationals of seven countries he considers harbour terrorists.Adding thei ...

Passing of giant world leader Fidel Castro

The death of the 20th century’s most lauded anti-imperialist leader Fidel Castro on Friday at 10:29 pm has been greeted worldwide with shock, sorrow and reverence by world leaders and political admirers alike.A senior Russian diplomat in London dec ...

Donald Trump: US Presidential nightmare is a reality

Is it a fevered nightmare or have we really woken up to the reality that Donald Trump has been elected president of America, the world superpower?Brexit has been followed by Amexit – America’s withdrawal from the civilised world and endorsemen ...

Massacre by French police of Algerian protestors history forgot

The terrible atrocities in the French capital in November 2015, in which 130 people were killed, and then in Nice, on Bastille Day earlier this year, when a truck was deliberately driven into crowds killing 86 people, have been widely described as the wors ...

Muhammad Ali shook up the world and changed it

Newspapers and broadcasts around the world have rightly been filled with coverage of the life and times of Muhammad Ali since his death last week. But it concerns me how big media have hijacked his legacy by whitewashing it, for instance, by calling The G ...

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