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Slave Compensation Not Too Late

Slave Compensation Not Too Late

By Yvonne Ridley Calls to compensate the descendants of Britain's vile slave trade are always dismissed by Establishment figures as being too impractical but there are families in the UK who are still benefitting today from the slave economy.

18 Feb 2018
What Good Friends Should Tell You

What Good Friends Should Tell You

Yvonne Ridley IT IS becoming increasingly clear that the view from this side of the Atlantic is quite different to what most Americans see but despite our differences - let's not go into the US destruction of our common language! - we remain in a special relationship, good friends and strong allies.

07 Feb 2018
The Blame is on US Voters and Not Trump

The Blame is on US Voters and Not Trump

By Yvonne Ridley I WAS determined not to write about the American president in this column but Donald Trump keeps saying and doing things which make it impossible to ignore, like some needy, spoiled brat that demands the attention of those around him.

24 Jan 2018
Making 2018 Count

Making 2018 Count

By Yvonne Ridley I AM now home from Cox’s Bazar on the `Bangladesh-Myanmar border and appreciate my surrounds like never before. I am sitting here in the secure knowledge that no one is going to threaten or drive me and my family from our home. It makes me feel warm and safe but it also makes me feel sad because it is a feeling that is denied to the Rohingya people.

06 Jan 2018
New Year: To My American Brothers and Sisters

New Year: To My American Brothers and Sisters

By Yvonne Ridley WELL my dear American brothers and sisters, another year is drawing to a close and it is only natural we look back on the last 12 months before we go charging in to 2018 with renewed vigor and hope.

31 Dec 2017
Diary from Rohingya Refugee Camp

Diary from Rohingya Refugee Camp

By Yvonne Ridley Well it seems your President Donald Trump and I have found some common ground, at last! POTUS has just imposed sanctions on a Myanmar general accused of leading an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya people.

26 Dec 2017
Why Christian Zionists View Jerusalem as the Beginning of the End

Why Christian Zionists View Jerusalem as the Beginning of the End

By Yvonne Ridley So here we are again, another week and another fine mess your president has created because, like it or not, Jerusalem affects all of us.

13 Dec 2017
Salahuddin, We Are Ashamed

Salahuddin, We Are Ashamed

Jerusalem was lost and regained by Muslims several times in history, first to Crusaders in 1099, regained by Salahuddin in 1187 after the battle of Hattin; lost again to the British when General Allenby entered the city in 1917 and declared:

13 Dec 2017
MANDELA VISIT: Palestinians and South Africans United in Struggle

MANDELA VISIT: Palestinians and South Africans United in Struggle

Yvonne Ridley NELSON Mandela’s grandson, Chief Mandla Mandela MP, arrived in Palestine on Sunday morning for a historic visit to the nation his grandfather so admired. During his time in Palestine it is expected he will hold several meetings with Palestinian leaders including one with the beleaguered, unpopular 83-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas.

29 Nov 2017
Golden Nuggets in the Alternative News Networks

Golden Nuggets in the Alternative News Networks

Yvonne Ridley The news which reaches this side of the Atlantic usually revolves around some insulting tweet or the latest weird appointment your president has made from The White House. Donald Trump dominates the news so much, he is the news when it comes to events in the USA and so distracts all meaningful discussion and debate of what is really happening elsewhere in America.

16 Nov 2017