racism

Film Review. Hidden Figures. Unmissable

I am grateful that this film was made, not only because it is an important testimony against racism but also because in the midst of violent blockbusters often depicting imaginary superheroes the very real lives of three black female mathematicians…

Manipulating a referendum

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System for Occupy London This week Hungary had a referendum on whether or not to accept migrant quotas from the rest of the EU. The result of the referendum was strongly in favour…

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

It is not surprising that communities that suffer discrimination are at a disadvantage in many aspects or their lives, including health. New research published in Science Daily and conducted at the University of California – Berkeley by J. B. Leitner,…

People in Cleveland, Ohio gathered for three days to demand peace, social justice and non-violent solutions

From July 15th to 17th the People’s Justice and Peace Convention 2016 took place in Cleveland, Ohio. We spoke with Greg Coleridge, Director of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee, and one of the organizers of the Convention, whose…

“I’ve stopped speaking in Spanish on the streets after I was shouted at on a bus after Brexit”

Cristina has stopped calling her mother when she leaves work. She would have to speak in Spanish on public transport and after the 23rd of June she prefers to avoid it. The same day on which 52% of voters in…

Brexit is a disaster, but we can build on the ruins

This is a crisis of astonishing proportions, but also an opportunity for the changes the left has long sought By George Monbiot for The Guardian Let’s sack the electorate and appoint a new one: this is the demand made by…

Thousands Rally to Support U.K. Opposition Leader Corbyn as He Faces No-Confidence Vote

In London, thousands of people rallied outside Parliament to show support for opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who faces a no-confidence vote amid a revolt within his own Labour Party after Britain voted to leave the European Union. Addressing supporters, Corbyn…

Muhammad Ali Wasn’t Against Just War, But Empire

Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation magazine, attended Ali’s funeral in his hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. These are his comments. I really do believe that this funeral is, in so many respects, Muhammad Ali’s last act of resistance, because what he…

Neo-liberalism at Work

Anne Kass When she had just retired after being a judge in a Family Court for 18 years, the Albuquerque Rotary Club invited her to give a speech which words are still very accurate: “Thank you for inviting me today.…

Surveillance state [in the UK]

Preventing far right extremism? Schools in EDL and BNP heartland only monitoring ethnic minority pupils March 31, 2015 by Melanie Newman For The Bureau of Investigative Journalism Schools in an area with a history of far-right activism have been singling…

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