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May 03, 2024

You can stop the Rwanda raids. Here’s how

As people face raids and deportation to Rwanda this week – we must be there for them, like the UK was there for me, I was able to work and study, and I had a right to appeal my refusal and access...

Divided UK: What next for PM Boris Johnson?

British elections that took place on Thursday were in many ways a symbolic referendum on Boris Johnson. While the results are still coming in, early signs suggest the Prime Minister can chalk this one up as a victory. Final polls going ...

Forty years of resistance: white anti-racists must listen

 An impressive line-up of international speakers came together to mark the United Nation’s anti-racism day in a webinar organised by the National Union of Journalists’ Black Members Council in March. They included a senior broadcast company execu ...

Boris Johnson is in free fall so, can he survive?

Boris Johnson's demise is hard to watch as his attempts to fend off criticism are met with derision. Barbs from Italy ridiculing his worship of Winston Churchill and mishandling of Covid-19 are the latest blow. Anyone with the sensibility to care fo ...

How WE got a Boris Johnson chief advisor FIRED

This website with its biggest scoop got a previous chief advisor to Boris Johnson fired. Johnson was Mayor of London at the time and the "McGrathgate" incident perhaps gives a clue to the British Prime Minister's baffling refusal to today sack his chi ...

Dirty money: Who paid to make Boris prime minister?

Trying to explain to outsiders just how the United Kingdom “chose” its new prime minister in July 2019 guarantees bafflement, followed by incredulity. Of course, it wasn’t the “United Kingdom” choosing at all. Only 0.34 percent of the electorate got a s ...

Corbyn must fight for Black people to keep their votes

Labour has to work harder to defend Black communities and not take their votes for granted or it risks losing vital support, veteran anti-racist campaigner Marc Wadsworth has warned on the eve of the party’s annual conference. Wadsworth, founder of ...

Ignored by big media: Conservative Party leaders' Islamophobia

There have been long-running headlines in big media about Labour's antisemitism problem. But mainstream journalists have ignored rampant islamophobia at the heart of Britain's ruling Conservative Party and the lack of action to tackle it.Poll ...

First Palestinian, Somali and Yemeni lawmakers in US Congress

I spent Thursday morning at the offices of two new Members of Congress, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. The scenes at both were just delightful. Throngs of Palestinian Americans jammed into Tlaib's offices, spilling out into the ...

Labour chiefs urged to reinstate expelled anti-racist Marc Wadsworth

More than 30 Labour organisations around Britain have demanded party bosses reinstate a campaigner who was expelled following a clash with an anti-Jeremy Corbyn MP at the launch of a report into anti-semitism and other forms of racism. And on Wednesday th ...

Can calamitous May stay on as PM?

A year ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May was riding high. Having triggered Article 50, she had the Conservative party lock-step behind her and a 20-point lead over the Labour Party. Everyone, both within her party and the wider Westminster comme ...

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