By Majeed Neky
Having stood in the recent local elections and still catching up on sleep, Iâ€™ve spent more of my last few weeks than Iâ€™d have liked defending the coalition (a colleague even suggested that I allocate ten minutes for general abuse about the actions of â€˜myâ€™ government at the start of each day, just […]
Somyot Pruksakasemsuk is someone who has been deeply engaged his life in social and political movements since he was a teenager, first as student activist in the troubled time of military rule of Thailand in the 1970s. After the crackdown of military coup on student in 1976, many of them fled to the jungle […]
A guest post by Leke Adebayo
â€œIt is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place which you have dishonoured by your contempt for all virtue and defiled by your practice of every vice. You are a fractious crew and enemies to all good government.Â Is there a man among […]
By Dark Politricks
Itâ€™s interesting in the light of last nights events to watch the blogosphere and tweets that are going round to see how a persons pre-existing views on the Israeli Palestinian conflict affect their comments on the actions of Israel. Pro Israeli supporters have come out with the line that:
The Freedom Flotilla […]
By Janine Mendes-Franco from Global Voices
A study in extremes is perhaps how the last 24 hours in the Caribbean region could be adequately described: AsÂ Trinidad and Tobago peacefully went to the polls andÂ elected its first female Prime Minister,Â Jamaica was facing moreÂ violent unrest.
In the early hours of the morning of 7th May, as the results were coming in for the British General Election 2010. I appeared on Al Jazeera English News Channel to speak on two topics:
Proportional Representation and what it means for far-right parties like the British National Party
The Barking “Hodge vs Griffin” results from an […]
On this day in Addis Ababa, 1963, Kwame Nkrumah‘s dream of Pan-African Unity was partially realised, the Organisation for African Unity was created and 25th May was declared to be “Africa Day”.
There are very few official celebrations that commemorate this day though the South African Trade Union Congress (COSATU) has released a statement in remembrance.
So two weeks in, Osborne is able to keep his pledge on making Â£6,000,000,000 of cuts this year. Well what he has announced proves that he is actually making Â£5,700,000,000, as he is “redirecting” Â£500 million, which means he is Â£300 million pounds short of his pledge.
Whilst the city and business leaders have applauded the […]Read more →
From Jon Bartley on Ekklesia
So despite David Cameronâ€™s promise on national TV to meet with the parents of disabled children who attend mainstream schools, andÂ Channel 4â€™s FactCheck which showed that the PM didnâ€™t know the contents of his own manifesto with regard to the treatment of disabled children, the Lib Dem-Conservative agreement has taken on […]
Steven Monjeza & Tiwonge Chimbalanga found guilty of homosexuality
Convicted men hope that an appeal will overturn magistrateâ€™s decision
â€œThis is an outrageous verdict. While Steven and Tiwonge freely confirmed their love for each other, there was was no credible evidence that they had committed any illegal homosexual acts,â€ said London-based human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell who […]
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