January 2013

Transport bosses charge Londoners thousands for taxis and magazines

Senior executives at Transport for London (TfL) are charging taxpayers thousands of pounds per year for taxis, magazine subscriptions, meals and internet use.According to figures provided by TfL, expenses claims made by its seven most senior executives tot ...

What Tarantino's Django won't tell you about slavery

Much hullabaloo has been made recently about slavery as entertainment in movies like Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, writes Imara Jones.But lost in the discussion is slavery as history, and the simple fact that it was an economic system which seized ...

Who will claim the bodies of unknown migrants?

Brendan Borrell At the bottom of a freshly opened grave, two young women use brushes and dustpans to sweep the last traces of powdery south Texas soil off the coffin. It’s a little before 8am on a cloudless May morning, and the punishing sun will soon push ...

War on Want: help people in Gaza win justice

Israel's attack on Gaza last November once again led to huge loss of life and human suffering says War on Want, the charity that campaigns against poverty, inequality and injustice in developing countries. Based in the UK, War on Want state they are urgent ...
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Fat cat Barclays bank must stop betting on hunger

Multinational Barclays bank has been told by campaigners to end its gambling for huge profits in the world commodities market. The World Development Movement has made a special film to highlight the way in which the finance house cashes-in on rising p ...

Western aggression in Mali and the media

 The media and MaliProfessor Richard Lance Keeble, Acting Head of the Lincoln School of Journalism, examines the media’s response to the Western military intervention in Mali, one of the most impoverished countries in the worldSo Britain is at war onc ...

Black people and women dumped by leader David Cameron

 'Race, gender and representation in UK mainstream and minority newspapers'Has anybody heard of Mary Seacole? She was a Black woman who paid her own passage to the Crimea in modern day Ukraine and nursed wounded British soldiers there during the war o ...

Shocking homeless crisis in Haiti three years after earthquake

Bill Quigley and Amber RamanauskasDespite receiving billions of dollars in aid which was supposed to go to the Haitian people, hundreds of thousands of them are still homeless. They live in shanty tent camps as the effects from the earthquake of January 12 ...