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US super bomb: How the media humanised mass destruction

One of the main functions of the dominant media is to naturalise and humanise the horror of contemporary warfare.As Edward Herman, who., with Noam Chomsky introduced the "propaganda model" concept, comments: "Doing terrible things in an org ...

Farewell to Brixton's renowned street warrior Darcus Howe

Champion street fighting British Black rights campaigner Darcus Howe has passed over to the Ancestors.I met him in the late 1960s when I was working at the Notting Hill Adventure Playground and he was a member of the Mangrove, a restaurant and commun ...

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 ...

A parody of banking crisis that absolves the culprits

Book Review: The Apology of Arthur Tresbit by Robert ThayerArthur Tresbit has been a very naughty boy. He has triggered another global financial meltdown; far worse than any that has gone before. Now living in hiding from a vengeful mob, he starts to pen ...

Chill wind of Brexit gusting in multicultural Britain

What makes me sad about the Brexit gamble, as a young Londoner of Colombian and Italian descent, is more than just the unwelcoming feeling that inevitably sits inside me, as a non-UK citizen, in a country which I called home until the day before. The ...
Shelter Manchesters Homeless Documentary

A look at the harsh reality of homelessness in Manchester

'How the UK government can hack your personal data'

From the moment you set foot on British soil, your personal data could easily be accessed, or even hacked, by the government. New invasive legislation has been dubbed by critics as one of the most extreme surveillance laws ever passed in a democracy. ...

'Why Trump wants you to hate the media'

If you watched President Trump's astonishing press conference on Thursday, you might be forgiven for concluding that the most urgent problem facing America is that the media "is out of control." Some media "is fantastic," the p ...

'Britain's chaotic and humiliating welfare system is broken'

The Conservative MP Tim Laughton tweeted that his night at the BAFTA ceremony on February 12 had been ruined by “the usual predictable drivel from Ken Loach in his own La La Land” during the director’s acceptance speechfor the O ...

UK hate crimes at record levels after Brexit vote

Hate crimes in the United Kingdom have risen to record numbers in the three months following Britain’s referendum to exit the European Union, according to a new analysis. More than 14,000 hate crimes were recorded by police departments in England an ...

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