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December 01, 2023

"Joe Biden is finished" as massacre in Gaza continues

It will be remembered, I hope, as the hug that sank a craven president. It was mid-October. US President Joe Biden made the requisite pilgrimage to Tel Aviv to show that his staunch support for...

Davuluri: 'Too Indian for America, too dark for India'

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit the US for a little bit - or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, 24, and an aspiring medical student, performed a Bollywood dance, charmed the judges’ hearts, and ...

Behind the 'Black lie' about crack-cocaine

It’s no secret that crack cocaine carries a stigma. While casual pot-smoking and cocaine use are tolerated in college dorms and clubs, crack cocaine is often considered to be on a different level - a “hard” drug, like heroin. Few well-off ...

Palestinians blighted by 'water apartheid' in the West Bank

In Israeli households, housewives let their shower water run for minutes on end. Fountains run continuously on their streets and there’s even an annual water fight every year by Rabin Square in Tel Aviv.But in the West Bank, where the apartheid wall ...

'Mail National Health Service bashing hits new low'

If anyone doubted the lengths the Daily Mail newspaper will go to discredit Britain’s public health service, recent stories should have banished thoughts to the contrary.The paper’s legendary foul mouthed editor Paul Dacre has ordered his singu ...

Farewell to soccer's 'golden balls' David Beckham

The expected hanging up of his football boots by "Golden Balls" AKA David Beckham did come as a shock to me, since ageing Ryan Giggs still plays for Man U, and Teddy Sherringham played into his 40s.I suppose being a footballing diplomat, moving f ...

Eating our way to bad health

Obesity in the UK is spiralling out of control. Shocking new figures released this week by the National Health Service Information Centre reveal that the number of people ending up in hospital because they are too fat has soared. Rajdeep Sandhu has spent t ...

Malcolm X was 'bisexual' trumpets gay rights campaigner

Peter Tatchell Black History Month in Britain is a wonderful celebration of the huge, important and valuable contribution that Black people have made to humanity and to popular culture. It is also worth celebrating that many leading Black icons have b ...

'Black British culture is in crisis' says leading scholar

Complacency is the greatest threat to African-Caribbean culture in Britain. Only a plan for rescue, revival and representation can save its carriers from a life sentence of cultural illiteracy and dependency. Thomas L Blair suggests the ways that a triad o ...

Co-opted media silence on new troubles in Northern Ireland

Rachel McGovern International media and political attention turned to Northern Ireland last week when US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a speech to the Northern Ireland Assembly urging them to continue working together. However, with a devolved go ...

Do we need law to protect our sources?

Catherine Faas American blogger Josh Wolf was sent to prison for a month after refusing to give up the anonymity of his sources and his unpublished materials. This situation could have played out even worse if Wolf had been a blogger - without the title of ...

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