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April 18, 2024

From Sharpeville to Gaza: the global fight against racism

That an Irish nationalist MP hosted this year's The Liberation Movement (TLM) United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination meeting in the UK House of Commons was politically...

EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT: It's War on the streets of Mumbai

Sumantra Maitra - in Mumbai, India Terror struck in Mumbai late on Wednesday night, when heavily armed men orchestrated 12 simultaneous attacks with grenades and AK-47 rifles at posh hotels including the Taj Mahal Palace and Oberoi Trident, in the south ...

Ex-gunman: 'you don't need a weapon to win respect'

Kavita Shah Black sports and music celebrities have joined forces with the British police to turn young people away from gun crime.More than two dozen young people have been murdered in what officers call "youth on youth crime" in England this ye ...

Uncovered: Victoria's Secret bras are 'harming women'

One of the world's most recognisable lingerie brands has caused rashes, hives and permanent scarring, according to a potential lawsuit by American women who claim they've experienced very uncomfortable symptoms.Attorneys are filing a 'class act ...

'Plotters' want to oust Mugabe

Zimbabwe's state media has accused the head of a high-profile humanitarian mission to the strife-torn country of plotting to overthrow the government. The report which was released yesterday came after former United Nations chief Kofi Annan, ex-US pres ...

Remembering Benazir Bhutto

Sumantra Maitra - Kolkata, India  It's is almost a year since Benazir Bhutto, twice elected prime minister of Pakistan was assassinated. Stalked by controversy to her last breath, confusion still reigns over the circumstances of her death, with cl ...

Handgun ban demanded in Finland

In the wake of two school shootings, a petition calling for a Finnish ban against handguns was handed over to the country's interior minister Anne Holmlund this week. Some 57,000 people signed the online petition, Finnish news agency STT reported.Finni ...

Human rights organisation condemns blogger's 20 year jail sentence

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has denounced the long prison term handed down by a Burmese court to blogger Nay Phone Latt, who has been held in detention since his arrest on January 29. CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the righ ...

His victory speech

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.It's the an ...

Jailed African blogger on hunger strike

Nigerian blogger, Jonathan Elendu was arrested by the Nigerian State Security Service and questioned for "sponsoring a guerilla news agency". The SSS is notorious for clamping down on dissenters.   Elendu was detained after his arrival from ...

Code of conduct to protect rights of internet users

Miguel Helft and John Markoff Internet giants, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and a group of human rights and public interest organisations plan to introduce a global code of conduct today that they say will better protect online free speech and privacy against ...

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