In October 2013 at least 311 Africans drowned near the Italian Island of Lampedusa, trying to reach Europe. The incident sent shock waves around the world and, in particular the European Union (EU), which pledged to do whatever it takes to ensure that such tragedy would never happen again. During the 4th EU-Africa summit, a year after the tragedy, both EU and African Union … [Read more...]
Is being a Marxist a hereditary condition?
That is one of the questions a BBC Radio 4 journalist asked as part of his commentary with respect to the row that has broken out between a UK newspaper the Daily Mail and Ed Miliband the leader of the opposition Labour party here in the UK. An odd thing to say you might think, but that is what the Daily Mail appear to be suggesting in their article about Ed's … [Read more...]