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April 18, 2024

From Sharpeville to Gaza: the global fight against racism

That an Irish nationalist MP hosted this year's The Liberation Movement (TLM) United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination meeting in the UK House of Commons was politically...

If Bill and Ben can be moved, why not Lulu?

Helsinki's Sea Life attraction has lost its largest marine exhibits, as two tropical nurse sharks were transferred to Germany - in stark contrast to the fate of the Brighton captive turtle, Lulu (see 'Campaign to free Lulu the turtle', The-Late ...

J-Z's 'diamond' loses its sparkle

Rupa Sudra  Legendary hip-hop rapper Jay-Z is facing claims that the diamond sign he makes actually belongs to a former artist on his label.Rebel, an ex Roc-A-Fella artist, alleges that Jay-Z stole the diamond sign from him.  "When I first s ...

UN warns of Darfur 'catastrophe'

New United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes has warned of the "crying need" for political action to bring peace to Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region. In a report to the UN security council, Holmes said 2.2 million people had fled their ...

Going, going, soon to be gone...

See 'Top firm forced to remove 'Sambo' logo', The-Latest, World News section. 

'Environmental racism' alarms US activists

Roddy ScheerCampaigners have failed to prevent even more Hispanics and African-Americans living within two miles of hazardous waste facilities across America. According to a new report from the Environmental Justice Resource Centre at Clark Atlanta Univers ...

Ban 'blood diamonds' now say Amnesty

Charlotte BrowneHuman rights campaigners have targeted retailers in London's jewellery centre to warn them about the importance of not selling gems used to fund wars. Three years after an international agreement that outlawed the sale of so-called ' ...

Americans show they too oppose Iraq war

Thousands of American protesters have denounced the illegal invasion of Iraq as the conflict entered its fifth year. They raised their voices against internationally unpopular U.S. foreign policy and marched to the Pentagon in the footsteps of an epic de ...

Goa lets paedophile tourists off the hook

THE-LATEST - EXCLUSIVEArmstrong Vaz and Rupa SudraAn internationally popular Indian luxury holiday destination is increasingly gaining notoriety as a magnet for foreigners who commit child abuse while the authorities look the other way.And experts says the ...

Crimes Against Humanity - Who's Next?

Top Firm Forced To Remove 'Sambo' Logo

Deborah Hobson - EXCLUSIVEThe-Latest has helped win a David and Goliath victory over a giant Scandinavian food manufacturer who for a decade have stubbornly refused to remove a racist logo from one of their most popular products. Cloetta Fazer have just ...

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