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Human rights activists call for the immediate closure of Guantanamo Bay

Human rights activists call for the immediate closure of Guantanamo Bay

Shortly after he became President in 2009, Barack Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within a year. “The detention facilities at Guantanamo for individuals covered by this order shall be…

Tribute Feature: Delbert Tibbs, Daryl Davis & Leslie Thomas

Tribute Feature: Delbert Tibbs, Daryl Davis & Leslie Thomas

Remembrance and tribute articles are added to the 4WardEver website as often as possible. They will chart some of the heroes and sheroes of our times, and cases of significance…

Chhokar murder case reopened after changes in double jeopardy laws

Chhokar murder case reopened after changes in double jeopardy laws

Three men are facing the prospect of retrial under double jeopardy laws for one of Scotland’s most controversial unsolved killings. Sikh waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar was stabbed to death in…

Trayvon Martin’s father speaks of grief and adversity

Trayvon Martin’s father speaks of grief and adversity

The heart-wrenching report Tracy Martin received from authorities in the immediate aftermath of his son’s death consumed him with a devastating combination of emotions that few can relate to: unbearable…

The police, gangs and racism

The police, gangs and racism

Patrick Williams of Manchester Metropolitan University discusses recent research demonstrating that the police in Manchester are disproportionately, and wrongly, identifying young black, asian and minority ethnic people as being gang…

U.S. Marshal shot unarmed, compliant man In the back, suit alleges

U.S. Marshal shot unarmed, compliant man In the back, suit alleges

U.S. marshal shot an unarmed man in the back after raiding his home for suspicion of kidnapping, though the man's alleged victim, his girlfriend, "answered the door" and "appeared fine,…

The grand American tradition of violent white supremacy

The grand American tradition of violent white supremacy

Another U.S. shooting spree has left bullet-riddled bodies in its wake, and refocused attention on violent, right-wing extremists. Frazier Glenn Miller, a former leader of a wing of the Ku…

‘Never ever, never ever give up’

‘Never ever, never ever give up’

A reflection on deaths that took place on 15 April 1989 and the state’s response: As a teenager I watched the Hillsborough tragedy unfold on the telly. It was a Saturday…