July 2014

Protestors demand end of slaughter of Palestinians by Israelis

Twenty thousands protesters demonstrated in London at the weekend to call for an end to Israeli military action that has killed more than a thousand mostly civilian Palestinians in Gaza. They marched through the capital from Downing Street to the Isr ...

Remembering Richard 'Dick' Hart – a historian who made history

Ansell Richard Hart - historian, trade-unionist, lawyer, political activist, journalist and campaigner for human rights – had a breadth and longevity of influence and respect matched by few twentieth-century Caribbean figures. He was a founder ...
Young migrants risk lives to cross US border

Young migrants risk lives to cross US border

More than 50,000 children and teenagers from Central American countries have arrived in the US in recent months.The influx of young migrants, many of whom risk their lives in the process, has put immense pressure on the immigration system and caused a ...

Internet companies 'to profit from UK snooping bill'

In an increasing climate of mass surveillance, concerns over Briton’s depreciating privacy rights have been compounded by figures released under the Freedom of Information law.The figures, published today by privacy rights campaign group Big Brother ...

Shocking new rates of suicide revealed for US soldiers

Despite the July 4 Independence Day tributes, millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble.Twenty two veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration (VA).  A study by the Los Angeles Times found veterans ar ...

'Myth of racial democracy in Brazil'

Former Brazilian national football midfielder Arouca, playing for Pelé’s old club Santos, was doing a sideline TV interview a few months ago when opposing fans began to chant “monkey, monkey, monkey".Those taunting hit him with anoth ...

Israel 'as an apartheid state has no future'

The latest round of repression against a relatively defenceless subject population of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza by the state of Israel has by now assumed the air of tired routine.But for those on the receiving end what a largely desensitised ...

Publishers 'can beat Google right to be forgotten ruling'

The Surrey Comet is one of several local newspapers to beat the EU’s "right to be forgotten" ruling by running a story about a request to Google to remove this article from search results.The paper revealed on Friday that a mystery person ...

How digital technology is saving world's endangered native languages

One of the world's dying languages goes extinct every 10 to 14 days. In the fight to save them from disappearing, speakers, scholars and IT specialists are collaborating to explore how digital technology can be used to revitalise a language. Lang ...

China's last survivors of cruel foot-binding practice

The painful practice of binding young girls' feet seems like an ancient tradition. But photographer Jo Farrell has tracked down the last living survivors in the remote areas of China.In rural China, where the neon lights of the country’s big cit ...