RSS FeedFacebookSearch
Gary Younge
Archive
Different class
When Malcolm X went to Jedda in the early 1960s, he was shocked by his reception. Back home he was a pariah - a race-baiter and white hater - who would become even more loathed by the US authorities when he returned to preach not racial segregation but socialism. In Mecca it was a very different story. A senior Sudanese official hugged him and declared, "You champion the American black people!" An Indian official wept, declaring "[his compassion] for my brothers in your land". In his autobiography, Malcolm X wrote: "The American Negro has no conception of the hundreds of millions of other non-whites' concern for him: he has no conception of their feeling of brotherhood for and with him."
The golden rulemakers
Following its refusal to back the first Gulf war, America cut off aid and pushed to make it a virtual pariah state. As the UN's chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, packs his bags for Baghdad following Friday's security council resolution, the UN risks being used as a fig leaf for the military and economic pretensions of the US and Britain.


Charles Trotter
Distant voices, still lives
As the US watched the millennium approach, time zone by time zone, the anchorman for the ABC network, Peter Jennings, watched the fireworks cascading over the Thames and offered his appraisal of recent British history. "This country has been through so much," he said. "In 1900, when Queen Victoria was on the throne, Britain ruled over one fifth of the world's population. But for all this fantastic show, Britain's possessions have dwindled to... Well, Hong Kong has gone now and, well... The Falklands are still British."
© Gary Younge. All Rights reserved, site built with tlc
Stranger in a Strange Land – Encounters in the Disunited States
book review
'It often takes an outsider to look inside. This is especially true of the United States.'
 follow on twitter
RT @theracebeat: Wanna give us some love on Sunday? Please tweet our crowdfunder which goes towards free training, discussion and skill-sha…
RT @MartaCicMic: La presentazione di “Un altro giorno di morte in America” inizia con @riotta che esorta il pubblico a portare questo libro…
RT @piulibri18: “Un altro giorno di morte in America. 24 ore, 10 proiettili, 10 ragazzi”, Insieme a @garyyounge e Gianni Riotta (@add_edito
RT @ameliagentleman: Londoner Sylvester Marshall has finally received the NHS cancer treatment he was told he wasn't eligible for (despite…
RT @add_editore: «Come raccontare la verità in un modo così potente e efficace da produrre un cambiamento, una verità in grado di liberarci…
RT @Araikes: Ace piece by @garyyounge of the @guardian - love this bit: "We have racism but no racists – a noun without a subject, a conseq…
RT @MsJeanRhys: If I was to tell you what I think of you I would blow you out of the window.
RT @add_editore: Torna in Italia per @piulibri18 @garyyounge, che sabato 08/12 alle 13.30 sarà alla @LaNuvola_Roma in Sala Luna per dialoga…
RT @FairtradeLondon: Great to see @garyyounge portrait by Simon Frederick included in Black is the New Black @NPGLondon #free til 27th Janu…
RT @Redpainter1: That look when Bob Mueller is taking up all the space in your head, rent free. https://t.co/cwg30CbINr
© Gary Younge. All Rights reserved, site built with tlc