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Socialism in Tanzania: A dream deferred or a vision abandoned?

Trevor Grundy | 15 June, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania holding the Torch of Freedom (Picture by Adarsh Nayar). For millions of people, he was the personification of socialism in post-independence Africa.   This article…   Read more >

Jews and Muslims wait to see what’s promised as a record number of Britons say they don’t believe a word any politician says about anything

Trevor Grundy | 12 June, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

The report by Sir John Curtice suggests that disillusionment over promises made by Boris Johnson and others over BREXIT among Red Wall voters is one of the main reasons for…   Read more >

Britain is sleepwalking towards disaster and a timely report from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust tells us why

Trevor Grundy | 5 June, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

Nature lovers with cameras and notebooks echo the warnings of senior environmentalists that we are losing what makes Yorkshire so special  (Picture by Trevor Grundy taken from inside a hide…   Read more >

‘Into the Melting Pot’ brings to life the fears of Spanish Jews in 1492

Trevor Grundy | 1 June, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

The painting above shows The Procession of Flagellants (detail) by Francisco Goya. The Inquisition’s targets were lapsed converos– Jews who renounced and then returned to their original religious beliefs and…   Read more >

Edinburgh Festival follows Hay and drops its sponsorship partner with Baillie Gifford because of its ties with Israel

Trevor Grundy | 26 May, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

Swedish climate and pro-Palestine activist Greta Thunberg helped lead a campaign against Baillie Gifford which sponsored the Hay Literary Festival to the tune of about £130,000 a year. She also…   Read more >

Government adviser with lobbying links to firms selling arms to Israel and the fossil fuel sector wants to ban Palestine Action and Just Stop Oil (JSO)

Trevor Grundy | 23 May, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

Palestine Action –  a far-Left anarchist anti-Israel group which, like Hamas, could be declared a terrorist organisation   By Trevor Grundy   Pro-Gaza marches face a government crackdown following the…   Read more >

ANC activist who opposed Thabo Mbeki challenges Labour leader for seat in British Parliament

Trevor Grundy | 21 May, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

An MP in the making?  Former ANC activist and South African  freedom fighter, Andrew Feinstein (Picture: courtesy of Skwawkbox)   Former African National Congress (ANC) MP Andrew Feinstein today (May…   Read more >

Palestinians and their supporters mark the 76th anniversary of Nakba in London

Trevor Grundy | 18 May, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

Katy Colley from Hastings made her position clear during a stop the war in Gaza protest in October 2023.   By Trevor Grundy   Palestinians and thousands of their diaspora-based…   Read more >

Britain is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world with millions of birds and mammals facing extinction

Trevor Grundy | 15 May, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

The front-page of  the “I” newspaper on May 24, 2024   By Trevor Grundy   Senior officials from four of Britain’s best known wildlife groups have issued a scathing attack…   Read more >

Putin’s atrocities go onto the back-burner as our eyes and ears turn towards a slaughterhouse called Gaza

Trevor Grundy | 2 May, 2024 | Category: Uncategorized

The poet Wilfred Owen spent part of his 25th birthday in March 1918 in Ripon Cathedral. A few days later, he returned to the Western Front. He was killed just…   Read more >