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The ice bucket challenge has gripped people across the world and apparently raised more than $80 million for motor neurone disease, but asks Dominic Jones, what does it say about the state of medical research that it relies on people emptying water over their heads for fundingComments
Nine years on from the devastating Hurricane Katrina, Lois Clifton, who visited New Orleans last year to see how the city had changed, writes on the lasting impact of the disasterComments
In part two of his series on Israel and the occupation of Palestine Neil Rogall moves on to look at how Britain’s strong relationship with Israel goes back to the Balfour Declaration which paved the way for the Zionist stateComments
The report into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham documents appalling abuse. But even more shocking is the failure of councillors, council managers and police to do anything to address a problem they have known about for the last twenty years, writes Colin Wilson.
Alexis Jay’s report is truly horrifying: its 153 pages document in detail the harm done to around 1400 children, many of whom…
Elizabeth Schulte, Lee Sustar and Brian Bean report from Missouri on the public funeral service for Mike Brown and the issues ahead in the struggle for justice, in an article from the American SocialistWorker.org website.
When a family invites the public to come share their grief at a funeral service for their young son, they’re sending a message: We must not forget his murder.
Estelle Cooch reports on a lively launch of Assata Shakur’s autobiography at the recently opened Black Cultural Archives in Brixton
It may be forty years since Assata Shakur, still the FBI’s most wanted woman, went on the run and sought asylum in Cuba, but the debates and controversy that surrounds her arrest doesn’t look to be going away anytime soon.
Assata was charged in 1973 for the murder…
Watch rs21 member Patrick Ward’s new documentary, Rusting Assassins, which explores the largely forgotten legacy of the American War in Vietnam, specifically the hundreds of thousands of tonnes of unexploded ordnance that are still destroying people’s lives today.Comments
It’s shocking that the United States, now a strong…