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Sarah Lazare, staff writer
British Prime Minister David Cameron faces growing demands for reparations and apology for Britain's brutal history of slavery, colonialism, and native genocide. (Photo: Lewis Whyld/PA Archive)
Ahead of Prime Minister David Cameron's first-ever visit to Jamaica, the British government is facing growing demands to apologize and pay reparations for the country's "haunting" legacies of slavery, colonialism, and native genocide. In an open letter published Monday in the Jamaica Observer , chairperson of the Caricom Reparations Commission...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Earlier this month, Cameron responded to the humanitarian crisis of mass displacement with a call for a "hard military force" to overthrow Syrian President Bashar and Assad and combat ISIS in Syria. (Photo: Justin Tallis/Afp/Getty)
Celebrities and politicians release open letter blasting UK prime minister for...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
"The problem is that austerity is being used as a narrative to conduct class war," said Yanis Varoufakis on Question Time. (Photo: BBC)
Appearing on BBC panel, former Greek finance minister expressed hope that...


A supermarket giant in the U.K. has removed metal spikes outside stores to deter rough sleepers and other "anti-social" elements after people protested that the latest in "defensive urban architecture" treats the homeless as pigeons, rats or other unwashed, unwanted, shoo-go-away vermin. Left Unity argues there are 700,000 empty homes in the country, and no good reasons for anyone to be homeless.