January 2015

What It’s Like To Get Kicked Out Of Your Neighborhood

A young Black American loses his home to gentrification

'We need pop stars who rock the establishment'

From Rihanna’s liberated nipples to Iggy Azalea’s fake accent to Eminem’s freestyle about punching Lana Del Rey “right in the face”, music has had its fair share of controversial moments in the last year.Others included, but ...

New wave of teenage facists in UK warn campaigners

Teenage neo-Nazis are on the rise even as the British far-right splinters into oblivion, anti-fascist activists warned yesterday.In an end of year report, Hope Not Hate also raised fears of the danger of “lone wolf attacks” and the increa ...

'Mourn Paris but don't ignore terror in Nigeria'

From a bombed NAACP office in Colorado to the decimated town of Baga, Nigeria, acts of terrorism against Black people and institutions have failed to generate much attention in the United States this past week.Most of the Western world and its political l ...

Guantánamo Bay: 'Thirteen years of US shame'

A traditional Uruguayan slow-cooked steak; a pair of orange prison uniform pants that will never be worn again waving like a victory flag out of a balcony window; the words "Long Live Freedom" scrawled in Spanish on black sands gleaming in the a ...

Centres to make Indian gay youth 'normal' slammed

Chief Minister of the Indian beach state of Goa Laxmikant Parsekar, has slammed plans by his youth affairs minister to set up treatment centres for young lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people (LGBT), a move that had enraged activists.Parsekar s ...

Hypocrisy of left liberals over Paris murders by 'Muslims'

There seems to be two themes that I have heard from progressive friends who have defended the cartoons of the Muslim prophet Mohammed in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo - the first is about the context and the second is about freedom ...