IRR News (20 April – 3 May 2018)

3 May 2018 — IRR

Institute of Race Relations weekly digest – Against Racism, for Social Justice

The last couple of weeks have been dominated by the ‘revelations’ – familiar to many of our readers – of the inhuman consequences of the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policies. Some of those affected – the mostly Caribbean Commonwealth citizens who came to the UK as children in the 1950s and ‘60s to join their parents, who were often British when they arrived but unknowingly lost citizenship when their countries became independent – have lost jobs and suffered homelessness, ill health and massive stress. In the case of Dexter Bristol, it killed him. 

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Video: The Art of War: US Fleet with 1000 Missiles in the Mediterranean By Manlio Dinucci

3 May 2018 — Global Research

The US aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, which set sail from the world’s largest naval base in Norfolk (Virginia), entered the Mediterranean with its strike group.

The strike group consists of the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and the guided-missile destroyers USS Farragut, USS Forrest Sherman, USS Bulkeley, and USS Arleigh Burke. Two others, USS Jason Dunham and USS The Sullivans, will rejoin the strike group at a later date. German destroyer FGS Hessen is added to the Truman strike group.

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North and South Korea: A Handshake that Shook the World By Prof. Joseph H. Chung

3 May 2018 — Global Research

Featured image: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un embrace each other after releasing a joint statement at the truce village of Panmunjeom, Friday. (Source: Korea Summit Press Pool)

One of the memorable events of the Summit of Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un was the unexpected impact of the historical handshake between the two leaders. Many would agree with me that the Kim-Moon handshake shook the world. But I am asking this: “Did the handshake make the summit a success?” This paper tackles this question.

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