All eyes are on Rio, Brazil, as the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit gets underway later this week. World leaders will come together from the 19th – 22nd, twenty years on from the original Earth Summit, to reaffirm the principles of sustainable development, and agree to solutions and strategies that can tackle global challenges such as [...]Read more →
By Judith Amanthis
A couple of miles west of Accra’s beach hotels is sweet smelling Lavender Hill. It’s where the city’s raw sewage is dumped into the Gulf of Guinea and it’s next to some of the poorest areas in town.
On what would be Curtis Mayfield’s 70th birthday, Kerem Nisancioglu explores the soul artist’s musical legacy and the political context in which his music found its resonance.
“We’re believing very strongly in equality and freedom for all, but especially we people who are darker than blue… we’re not trying to offend anyone, but basically telling it like [...]
By Luke Cooper
Perhaps it was inevitable that attention would focus on François Hollande’s defeat of Nicolas Sarkozy, in what is undoubtedly a major blow to Europe’s political right. After all, the fall of Sarkozy potentially undermines the Franco-German consensus at the heart of the EU project, and leaves German Chancellor Angela Merkel more isolated than [...]
By Lisa Glass / @lisaaglass
Currently, the value of global gender equality is top of the agenda for many Western governments and organisations such as the UN. The move to empower women and girls on a global scale is obviously in itself a positive step. However, the consequences of Western interventions in the global South need to be properly [...]
By Gavan Titley
Mohamed Merah was still under police siege when the email came from a researcher on Nick Ferrari’s LBC radio show; ‘are you free to come on and discuss the massacre in Toulouse, and whether this could ever happen in Britain?’ The answer was no, but the question, and the invitation, interested me. Why [...]
By Mhairi McAlpine / @Mhairi_McAlpine
Growing up in the 1970s, I didn’t have the most politically correct upbringing. A gollywog adorned the jam jar I stared blankly at as I woke up over my morning toast, in school we read “Little Black Sambo” – complete with illustrations, for pleasure I read about how evil Gollywogs were, [...]
It seems The Daily Mail are unable to kick the habit of supporting fascists… from the paper that brought you “Hurrah for the Blackshirts” in 1930s are now advocating Marine Le Pen in 2012.
Marine Le Pen remains, among an imperfect choice in urgent times, the only candidate capable of saving France’s control over her finances, borders, [...]
Activists from across the UK will gather in London in July for a summer school organised by So We Stand, a UK based community activist network which support communities living in high emissions such as power stations or airports and other areas facing environmental injustice.
The school aims to bring together leading international community organising movements [...]
Details of the arrest of Bryn Phillips, his interview with the British Security Services, and the involvement of The City of London Corporation in his arrest.
Bryn Phillips, who is a British political prisoner, writes the following:
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