Why we need to remember the Black and Asian people who fought in World War 1

Why we need to remember the Black and Asian people who fought in World War 1

|HABIBA KATSHA, i|AIWA! NO!|This year marks the 100 years since the end of World War 1 in November 1918.
Since then Every year we remember those who risked their lives for us to live a better life in Britain. However, it seems that the people of colour who fought in the war played a less significant role in WW1 and this isn’t true. 
Until recently, I didn’t know that people of colour fought in the battle and this is the case for many other British people. The lives of soldiers of colour are just as important as their English counterparts and it’s time we started telling their stories. Serving with ‘great gallantry’ During WW1, the British empire was still intact so black individuals from British colonies travelled from their respected countries to come and fight for Britain. Continue reading Why we need to remember the Black and Asian people who fought in World War 1

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Trump Information-sphere – Debunking with data; Insights From Fact-checkers Around The World

Trump Information-sphere – Debunking with data; Insights From Fact-checkers Around The World

CRIMSON TAZVINZWA, AIWA!NO!|EJC|Ever wondered if a politician’s claims really add up? Or perhaps you read a news story which seemed a little fishy? Armed with data, fact-checking organisations across the globe work tirelessly to help separate these facts from fiction, and any misnomers in-between. Continue reading Trump Information-sphere – Debunking with data; Insights From Fact-checkers Around The World

Tony Blair: ‘Brexit’s doomed coalition will burst’

Tony Blair: ‘Brexit’s doomed coalition will burst’

Leading French journalist Marion Van Renterghem meets Tony Blair, one of Remain’s Don Quixotes suddenly realising their task might not be as futile as it first seemed.
AIWA! NO!//From my side of the Channel, I initially saw you Remainers as some tribe of Don Quixotes, at war with windmills, assigning yourselves a quite impossible mission: to bring your compatriots back to wisdom.

Yet as time goes by, it seems that Quixotism might turn into something more achievable. The lies behind Leave are blowing up, the nation’s mood is changing, the move for a People’s Vote is growing. And you, Remainers, have become like little mosquitos, tormenting the government, creating a constant, inescapable noise which is giving ministers sleepless nights. Continue reading Tony Blair: ‘Brexit’s doomed coalition will burst’

Section 377: India’s LGBT community celebrate ruling on gay sex

Section 377: India’s LGBT community celebrate ruling on gay sex

New Delhi (CNN)Indian Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra quoted Shakespeare as he read out the unanimous ruling of five judges to legalize gay sex. “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” Misra said, borrowing a phrase from “Romeo and Juliet,” as he overturned the colonial era Section 377. “The said phrase, in its basic sense, conveys that what really matters is the essential qualities of the substance and the fundamental characteristics of an entity but not the name by which it or a person is called,” Misra added. Continue reading Section 377: India’s LGBT community celebrate ruling on gay sex

Prime Minister Modi, President Trump set future directions for India-US relationship

Ministry of External Affairs spokepserson Raveesh Kumar tweeted while mentioning the talks indicate elevating and strengthening strategic partnership between the two countries. “The two sides took stock of impressive strides in our bilateral relationship and discussed steps to take our relationship to an even higher trajectory,” he added. Continue reading Prime Minister Modi, President Trump set future directions for India-US relationship