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May 08, 2021

Asian people under attack in US

A reporting centre for anti-Asian hate crimes, released statistics showing that from March 2020 to March 2021, there were 6,603 reported incidents of anti-Asian hate in the US. That’s almost...

Obama should be proud of Hussein name

Juan ColeAttacks on Barack Obama's middle name have begun, but the likely Democratic nominee joins a long line of famous Americans with Semitic names, from President Benjamin Franklin to General Omar Bradley.In Cincinnati, Ohio, right-wing American bro ...

Castro brothers say 'Viva la revolucion'

Rory PorterCancel that Buena Vista Social Club gig in New York and put the McDonald's back in their containers on the Florida keys because the hated revolution - on an island less than a hundred miles away - is still alive and kicking. Fidel may have s ...

British Soldiers Killed Iraqi Prisoners 'in cold blood'

Lawyers have accused British soldiers of torturing and then executing up to 20 Iraqi prisoners. The damaging allegations feature in a BBC Panorama documentary on Monday.Army chiefs have fiercely denied the claims by solicitors acting for five Iraqi men who ...

Obama - US President Presumptive Or Just Hot Air?

Robert J. Samuelson - The Washington PostIt's hard not to be dazzled by Barack Obama. At the 2004 Democratic convention, he visited with Newsweek reporters and editors, including me. I came away deeply impressed by his intelligence, his forceful langua ...

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 ...

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