Is any nation on Earth facing as much fitna (chaos) as Libya does at the moment? A state that went from having the best standard of living in Africa, the Muslim World and probably the entire globe in 2010 to suffering the worst civil war in the World by 2012. My grandfather who had right-wing sympathies moved to Libya and would later say to my father: “That Qadhafi may be a communist” my grandfather considered any socialist a communist “But he is great for his people”. In this article I will try to explain what happened in Libya and who was Muammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi. Continue reading →
After writing the article “Is There A Price On Acceptance Of Racism?” in April of this year about a case of racist remarks by artist Maggi Hambling and the institutional racism on part of the University Campus Suffolk in their response, I have received a statement from a group of students at the university who have organised a group to combat racism at UCS. The statement is printed below: Continue reading →
The British parliament has voted overwhelmingly to recognise Palestine as a state, although despite the numbers of MPs who voted in favour of the motion, it is unlikely to force David Cameron to change official policy towards Palestine and the government’s unrelenting support of Israel. Continue reading →
(By Huseyin Abudharr Ali) When it was proven that Moazzam Begg was working with the Mi5 it came to a shock to many, but it wasn’t surprising to the many others who had been saying that the anti-Assad militias in Syria … Continue reading →
As MundoBasket 2014 takes off in Spain, one of the historical heavyweights: Greece, were missing three of their major players. These were Diamantidis, who retired from international basketball, plus Koufos and Spanoulis who said they were two exhausted. However, there is much hope for Greece with the new and exciting: Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 19 year old wonder kid who recently went to the NBA to play for Milwaukee Bucks.
Yet despite his extremely Greek sounding name Antetokounmpo is in fact of Nigerian descent, with his parents migrating to Athens before he was born. With the financial crisis currently taking place in Greece, and the rise of the fascist party: ‘Golden Dawn’, a racist campaign has started on Social Media against Antetokounmpo being allowed to represent Greece. Nikolaos Michaloliakos the leader of Golden dawn even went as far as likening him to a ‘chimpanzee’. Continue reading →
I remember learning that I was a ‘Marxist’, I also remember being told that as a Marxist I wasn’t supposed to believe something I believed. My ideology is one I have learnt from studying the lives of people who lived over a thousand years before Karl Marx, so therefore it may be strange that their ideology could be referred to as Marxism. Continue reading →
I know what many people are thinking, that they’ve heard this all before and that nothing will change. It is true that many world leaders remain silent and the leaders of both Labour and Conservatives in Britain have shown their support for Israel’s genocide, yet I feel that there is also optimism this time around, that things could be slowly changing. Continue reading →