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Spies and lies and a blocked search for truth sixty years after the murder of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo

Trevor Grundy | 4 January, 2021

Patrice Lumumba on his way to a horrendous death in the Congo on January 17, 1961     “What do you think spies are: priests, saints and martyrs? They’re a…   Read more >

England’s day of shame: A country captured by “gambling liars, frivolous clowns and their paid cheerleaders”

Trevor Grundy | 31 December, 2020

      by Trevor Grundy Conservative MPs have praised it as a triumph, the day that marks the end of decades of inter-party squabbling about Britain’s role in Europe….   Read more >

Anglican and Roman Catholic archbishops are not what the Christian faithful deserve, says outspoken religious affairs correspondent

Trevor Grundy | 29 December, 2020

Canterbury Cathedral, the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion (Picture: Trevor Grundy)   by Trevor Grundy It’s the 850th anniversary of the murder in Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket…   Read more >

Christmas in Britain 2020: Hungry children walk in the footsteps of Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist

Trevor Grundy | 18 December, 2020

Scrooge ( disguised as the multi-millionaire Jacob Rees-Mogg) gives Tiny Tim  and his crutches made by Unicef a good kicking in Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol. (Cartoon in The Times…   Read more >

Giuseppe Garibaldi – A hero of two worlds

Trevor Grundy | 14 November, 2020

  Garibaldi is best known for his invasion and conquest of Sicily in 1860 and his life-long fight for Italian unity. Not so well- known is the way he spent…   Read more >

Malcolm X had dealings with the Ku Klux Klan but Julius Nyerere said “no” to a black state in USA

Trevor Grundy | 26 October, 2020

Malcolm X started life as a small-time crook who hated whites but a visit to Mecca changed his views about race     By Trevor Grundy   The Black Lives Matter…   Read more >

Covid-19 inspires Zimbabwean photographer to think-up a new way of staging exhibitions

Trevor Grundy | 6 September, 2020

Zimbabwe’s Alexander Joe   by Trevor Grundy When Alexander Joe retired after working in Africa for over thirty years, he went to Madagascar with his wife and told friends that…   Read more >

Britain should apologise to Zimbabwe’s ‘little people’ for sucking-up to a mass slaughterer in 1986

Trevor Grundy | 7 August, 2020

“But he was not there. He does not know what happened. He (Benito Mussolini after his invasion of Greece) does not know that the ultimate truth is that history ought…   Read more >

Fascism: Where it came from and the tacit support it received from prominent figures

Trevor Grundy | 30 July, 2020

  Failed Fuhrers – A History of Britain’s Extreme Right by Graham Macklin (Routledge and New York -www.routledge.com) US$ 26.00. pp. 580.    “Some day, in the not too distant…   Read more >

Ndabaningi Sithole’s place in African history is assured whether Zanu(PF) likes it or not

Trevor Grundy | 19 July, 2020

Ndabaningo Sithole with Herbert Chitepo who was assassinated in Lusaka in March 1975. (Picture: Trevor Grundy Archives)   By Trevor Grundy July 21 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth…   Read more >