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Marion Le-pen: There’s no beauty about fascism

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Once again the mainstream liberal press has fallen into the trap of giving a platform to fascists purely on the basis of their appearance. On Sunday the left leaning paper-The Observer- ran a feature article on the French far right, Front National MP, Marion Marechal-Le Pen. The 22 year old was described as “blonde, slim and striking” and at one point the journalist admits that she was almost “hypnotised” by her charm.

50 rare stamps: Jamaica’s 50th anniversary

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Art and creative designer Jon Daniels has once again harnessed his obsession with stamps with Black history. And again he has teamed up with one of the world most famous stamp dealers Stanley Gibbons to host an exhibition of 50 fabulous and extremely rare Jamaican stamps.

Some of Jamaica’s greatest figures put on to stamps will be on display including; political icon Marcus Garvey, running sensation Don Quarry, and World heavy weight champion Trevor Berbick.

Lee Jasper is Respect's candidate in Croydon North

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The former policy adviser to the London Mayor is Respect's candidate for the Croydon North by-election. This election has come about following the untimely and sad death of Malcolm Wicks.

There is no doubt that the inclusion of Lee Jasper to this by-election will spice up the debate, it will also worry the main stream political parities, and perhaps ensure a greater political turnout.

Respect MP George Galloway stated:

OBV’s Simon Woolley joins Black ‘Powerlist’

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The Prime Minister David Cameron, like the Prime Minister before him Gordon Brown, hosted Michael Eboda’s ‘Powerlist 2013. Britain’s most influential Black people’. Writing in the forward of the publication Cameron stated:

PC Alex MacFarlane: "...you will always be a n*****"

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Tension between the police and the BME community is back in the news after a race abuse trial has ended for the second time without a verdict.

Last year's riots - that sparked in Tottenham and swept a significant number of neighbourhoods across the UK - was the setting of an encounter between the police and an African-Caribbean male that is now being heard in the courts.

How long before a representative democracy?

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Britain parliamentary democracy is nothing if it fails to represents the very peoples its serves. The question relates to the very nature of our society where any citizen has the potential to join a political party, stand for selection as a candidate, win election and enter public service.

London Citizens celebrate ‘CitySafe’ campaign

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Today over 1000 young people from across London will come together at the O2 Academy Brixton for a stunning celebration concert for CitySafe – a London Citizens campaign to tackle crime and rebuild community relationships.

Hosted by Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee, the event will feature a stellar line-up of talented young entertainers including Vibe Squad, Mista Silva, Flava Kwamz, A Dot Comedian, DJ Afro B as well as the finest talent from London’s diverse communities.

Thank you Mr President

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As we near the home straight of the Presidential elections, someone somewhere has sought to illustrate Barack Obama's last fours years in pictures and just a few words.

It is compelling as it is moving. Moreover, in a world in which the word hero is overused, with recipients rising and falling even before the newspaper ink is dry, we are in danger of overlooking those real heroes who are quietly, inexorably making us better people, and thus a better world.

First steps to a Black Footballers Association ?

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Black footballers made fantastic history over the weekend. A small number of prominent players collectively protested about the games inability to effectively deal with racism. One could argue that the focus of their frustration, ‘Kick out racism' of football, was slightly misguided, but the collective political statement could not have been more powerful. By boycotting the wearing of the ‘Kick out racism’ shirts, they were in effect stating; ‘Deal with racism on and off the field’.

Sikhs against the EDL

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‘Sikhs Against the EDL’ will be marching against the English Defence League (EDL) in Walthamstow, East London this Saturday 27th October. A counter demonstration is being organised by a multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-faith organisation known as ‘We Are Walthamstow’. It is a broad-based network of local community groups, political organisations and trade unions. Their aim is to ‘celebrate diversity and oppose racism and fascism’ and to show the EDL that they are not welcome in Walthamstow.

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