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June 09, 2020

Youth fighting a pandemic more lethal than covid-19

Because the police murder of Black American George Floyd was filmed by an unlikely teenaged citizen journalist it became the tipping point that sparked worldwide revulsion about state-sponsored...

Catholics Ponder The Unthinkable In Fight Against Virus

Dave Burke Roman Catholic opposition to the use of condoms has been thrust under the spotlight again this week after figures from the UN programme on HIV/AIDS showed that the killer virus has continued to spread at an alarming rate. UNAIDS estimate that 49 ...

'Sambo' Sweet Packets Attacked

Anti-racists campaigning against offensive imagery on the packets of one of Finland's most popular sweets have scored a double victory. Firstly, the largest Finnish community centre outside the Scandinavian country have banned the products. And, Britai ...

Bloggers a  'boon to democratic process'

Deborah Hobson An assessment of mainstream media coverage of the American mid-term elections (see The-Latest story US Elections: Bush whacked and women gain), reveals that bloggers were the other victors on the day because they were instrumental in shaping ...

US Elections: Bush whacked and women gain

America's seismic mid-term elections this week added at least five women to the next Congress, the only notable demographic shift in an otherwise dramatic political upheaval. For the most part, the US's legislature will remain dominated by white me ...

India Through The Lens Of My Camera

Julita Kaczmarek travelled to the sub-continent and returned with some remarkable photos. See them in The-Latest Image Galleries.

Korean Nuclear Bomb Irks US

Deborah Hobson North Korea announced to the world that it had successfully tested a nuclear device underground and immediately faced the rhetoric of condemnation and veiled threats of Iraq-style military action orchestrated by US President George W. Bush. ...

End Black History Month Says Top Actor

It's  'Black History Month'. Here Hollywood actor MORGAN FREEMAN explains the misgivings several prominent Black people have about this relatively new addition to the calendar."You're going to relegate my history to a month?" ...

MEDIA ALERT: Lebanon On Brink Of Apocalypse

  United Nations officials have estimated that more than a million Lebanese civilians have had to flee their homes as a result of a month of Israeli bombing of their country. The conflict started after Hezbollah militants killed three Israeli so ...

BEIRUT BLOG: Hizbollah Politics Are Hampering Aid Drive

Special Report  -  Jonathan Erasmus   Refugee.whose home has been destroyed, Photo: Jonathan Erasmus  A delicate UN ceasefire is presently in place and humanitarian aid efforts in Lebanon are underway but the road to recovery is lon ...

BEIRUT BLOG: No One Knows The Body Count

Special Report -  Jonathan Erasmus                    Residents in Srifa, near the South Lebanon city of Tyre, began burying their dead today having only yesterd ...

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