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March 30, 2018

'Who cares about Black lives in Israel?'

Israeli state and religious authorities' racist attitudes towards African refugees may have deadly consequences, writes David Sheen.Comments made by Israel's top political and religious...

Why the Stop Online Piracy Act 'is dangerous'

Andrew LeonardIt’s been more than 18 years since John Gilmore offered up his famous explanation of why the internet is the most powerful tool for free speech ever invented. That’s long enough for an entire generation of Wikipedia-using, Etsy-shopping, Redd ...

RIOT: The People, the State and the Media

 I have to confess to a wearying sense of ‘deja vu’ about all this, for reasons which will be apparent in the course of this presentation.There has been much debate since the events of 6th August to 13th August 2011 as to whether what the nation had e ...

Call for Norway to revoke Obama Peace Prize

Never in living memory has a Noble Peace Prize recipient gone on to cause more death and misery than Barack Obama​who now puts hits on US citizens, writes Margaret Kimberley.His foreign policy “successes,” as rated by his supporters, all involve assassinat ...

Colour prejudice 'is rife on Twitter'

The quickest way to get on my last good nerve is to cast colourism or colour prejudice within Black communities as simply an interpersonal matter when it is a systemic problem, writes Akiba Solomon. So you can imagine how irritable I’ve been since I discov ...

British tabloid tactics are rampant in American journalism too

Howard Kurtz - Washington, USIt takes some doing to get an entire country up in arms about media misconduct, but News of the World rose to the occasion. By hacking into the phones of terror victims and a missing 13-year-old girl later found murdered, the L ...

US agency accused of sabotaging Haiti earthquake aid

Glen FordIt was the unkindest cut of all. A US Agency for International Development report claims Haiti, the United Nations and the Red Cross all conspired to exaggerate the death and displacement toll from last year’s earthquake.In doing so, it “calls int ...

Bloggers have their roots in booze and printer's ink

Columnist Michael Bywater mourns Fleet Street's golden days - but sees hope in the political bloggers.Unhappy beginnings in life. Some people monetise them by turning out misery-memoirs. Others spin gloom into gold by taking against the world, like the sco ...

Americans who despise Barack Obama

Karen HatterImagine if you will, waking up in a world in which you believe all that you knew and loved has been turned upside down. In general, it’s a feeling that is borne out, by all the indicators you feel are valid, that something is terribly wrong. Th ...

Pravda talks Libya and foreign policy with The-Latest

After almost two decades of foreign policy neglect and media propaganda failures the world suddenly saw a newly assertive Russia during the South Osseta - Georgia crisis.There were congratulations from traditional allies and a lot of skepticism from the pr ...

Dangers of embedded journalism

Patrick CockburnEmbedded journalism earned itself a bad name in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phrase came to evoke an image of the supposedly independent correspondent truckling to military mentors who spoon-feed him or her absurdly optimistic information abou ...

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