Category Archives: International News

Black Lives Matter protesters removed from London airport runway, police say

A group of Black Lives Matter activists whose protest temporarily shut down a London airport Tuesday have been arrested and removed from the runway, police said. Flights were suspended at London City Airport after nine protesters locked themselves together on the runway and erected a tripod, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement. Black Lives… Read More »

Black Lives Matter goes international

There’s a smug view in the English-speaking world that America is a mess. It’s an easy conclusion to reach. The shameless lies and vulgar personal attacks of both Democrats and Republicans make Canadian and British politicians look like church vicars in comparison. America’s gun fetish has no foreign equivalent, and the endless mass shootings make… Read More »

When Black Power Went Global

Buses arrived all morning, delivering people from as far away as Boston, Cleveland and Houston. It was May 27, 1972, and more than 10,000 African-Americans were preparing to march out of the predominantly Black Washington, D.C., neighborhood of Columbia Heights and make their way to the National Mall. Male and female, young and old, neatly… Read More »