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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...

G20 campaigners lobby world leaders at London summit

Effie JordanEarlier this year, tens of thousands of people marched to demand the G20 Put People First as the leaders of the world’s richest nations met in London to discuss ways out of the economic crisis. Far from putting people first we’ve seen nothing b ...

Exposed: BBC bias over Zimbabwe

Marc WadsworthBBC Television News revealed its pro-Western bias against the new Zimbabwean government of national unity with a damaging report this week about the sanctions-hit country. In a slickly produced package it reported: "The BBC has received news ...

Tsvangirai asks 'US to invade Zimbabwe'

Herald reporters - in HarareOpposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has released a statement in which he tacitly called on the US to invade Zimbabwe in the same way it led military assaults on Afghanistan and Iraq, knowing that such an occurrence would result ...

Britons among hostages seized by oil rebels

 Militants have released   eight foreign oil workers they kidnapped last week   from an offshore oil rig in Nigeria. The rig's owner says six Britons, a Canadian and a US national were seized by armed men in the Niger Delta. No-one ...

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 significant. It symbolised the similar racial discriminatio ...

Windrush ship at 75: liberation not a celebration

My late Jamaican ex-Second World War veteran father Simeon George Rowe returned to Britain on the iconic former troop ship Empire Windrush that docked at Tilbury on 22 June 1948 after a 5,000-mile voyage. Passenger number 830, he went to Birmingham ...

What the war in Ukraine taught us, Palestinians

From the early hours of February 24, when Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, the world at large watched the bravery and resilience of the country's people in awe. As soon as the first Russian soldier landed, thousands of civilians took up arms ...

Elevator moment with fallen sports icon hunted by media

It was reminiscent of when a press photographer confronted me with his long-lens camera for my 15 minutes of fame in April - almost exactly four years previously - when I was controversially expelled from the British Labour Party.  A phala ...

Nigeria's reaction to Elon Musk Twitter take-over

As Elon Musk’s $44bn takeover of Twitter sends users and media outlets into a frenzy, there have been mixed reactions from citizens of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.   ;For its estimated three million Nigerian users, Twitter has come ...

Asian people under attack in US

A reporting centre for anti-Asian hate crimes, released statistics showing that from March 2020 to March 2021, there were 6,603 reported incidents of anti-Asian hate in the US. That’s almost double the 3,795 documented racist incidents the year before.&n ...

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