Protesters demand removal of Cecil Rhodes statue in Oxford

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters gathered in Oxford to call for its statue of Cecil Rhodes to be pulled down. An online petition with more than 100,000 signatures urged Oriel College at the University of Oxford to remove the statue, arguing that Rhodes represented colonialism and racism. Oxford council leader Susan Brown today said … Read more Protesters demand removal of Cecil Rhodes statue in Oxford

Watch again: Protesters in Oxford call for Cecil Rhodes statue to be pulled down

A Black Lives Matter protest is being held in Oxford today amid calls for its statue of Cecil Rhodes to be pulled down. An online petition has gained more than 9,000 signatures and urges Oriel College at the University of Oxford to remove the statue. Rhodes was a 19th century businessman who protesters argue represents … Read more Watch again: Protesters in Oxford call for Cecil Rhodes statue to be pulled down

Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

Anti-racism protesters in the US and the UK are demanding the removal of monuments to individuals linked to slavery and colonialism. British protesters toppled the statue of 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston and dumped it into Bristol Harbour this week. Al Jazeera’s Laurence Lee reports on some of the other statues that may become targets. … Read more Who was Edward Colston, why was his statue toppled?

“Women and Power” UN chief major speech on gender equality

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General will deliver a major policy speech on gender equality, titled “Women and Power.” The speech highlights areas where the power balance needs to shift, such as in political representation, inclusive economies, the digital divide, climate, and conflict. [Video source: The New School] – Moderator: Juju Chang, ABC News. The UN … Read more “Women and Power” UN chief major speech on gender equality

Indian High Commissioner: ‘Jammu & Kashmir have been at the receiving end of cross-border terrorism’

Going Underground speaks to the Indian High Commissioner to the U.K. Ruchi Ghanashyam. She discusses the importance of Republic Day for India which falls on the 26th of January and responds to allegations made by the Pakistani High Commissioner over Kashmir. She discusses why Narendra Modi’s BJP scrapped Article 370, criticism of the Indian government’s … Read more Indian High Commissioner: ‘Jammu & Kashmir have been at the receiving end of cross-border terrorism’

Racism in Portugal: A blind spot for the media?

In Portugal’s election last October, Romualda Fernandes, Beatriz Gomes Dias, and Joacine Katar Moreira made history by becoming the first women of African descent elected to Parliament. Dias, Gomes and Moreira all represent different political parties – the Socialist Party, Left Bloc and Livre, respectively – but their critiques of racism in Portuguese society have … Read more Racism in Portugal: A blind spot for the media?

Trade Versus Aid – Dr Michael Jennings

Arch-critics of development aid posit a fundamental divide between trade on the one hand – shorthand for encouraging private investment, encouraging the rise of new businesses and job creation – with aid (characterised by these same critics as money that is wasted at best, opening avenues for corruption, mismanagement and dependence at worst). The argument … Read more Trade Versus Aid – Dr Michael Jennings

Editorial: Middle East Conflict and Human Nature

In my capacity as editor of The Global Herald, yesterday evening I briefly took down the article written by Sunny Sharma, “Why the Arab-Israeli Conflict?” after it received a small raft of comments. After reviewing all of the comments, the article itself and the original article within The Guardian upon which Sunny bases much of … Read more Editorial: Middle East Conflict and Human Nature

Why the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

After reading an article in the Guardian by a British Jewish journalist I begin to question myself of why the Arab Israeli conflict is so emotive to me compared to other ongoing conflicts around the world