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Humans have always travelled, but barriers are lifted for capital while, for the global poor, borders are made ever tougher to cross. When I was a teenager I went to West Berlin with my local youth orchestra to take part in an Anglo-German cultural exchange. It was 1983 and the wall was up. As we toured the city over 10 days, we would keep butting into this grotesque cold war installation blocking our way, and butting up against my 14-year-old’s defence of socialism.feedback
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Oct 16 2017 Immigration
Gary Younge has most recently been quoted in an article called Why Americans won’t give up their guns. Gary Younge said, “The United States needs new gun laws. But first it needs to shed the myths that sustain its reliance on weapons. Around 3.30am on 23 November 2013 a stray bullet shattered the window of an apartment in Indianapolis where a couple watched television while their two-month-old baby slept. The man called 911, with panic in his voice. “I need to get out of here,” he told the dispatcher. “Can you get a car so I can get out of here?””. Gary Younge has been quoted a grand total of 18 times in 17 articles.
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May 22 2017 - Labour Party

His anti-austerity manifesto has been therapeutic, renewing his party’s identity and sense of moral purpose. The late Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano once expressed his deepest concern that “we are all suffering from amnesia … [that makes us] blind to small things and small people”. Who, I asked him, was responsible for this forgetfulness. “It’s not a person,” he explained. “It’s a system of power that is always deciding in the name of humanity who deserves to be remembered, and who deserves to be forgotten.”.feedback

May 01 2017 - Gaza strip

The latest figures suggest that the scale and causes vary between London and the rest of the country. Understanding microclimates is crucial. Black male life expectancy in Washington DC is lower than male life expectancy in Gaza: black infant mortality in America’s capital is worse than in Libya. When Americans complain about the Washington elites they are not referring to the people who live in DC (who are among the poorest in the country and of whom we hear precious little) but the concentration of wealth and influence in that city.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - California school shooting 2017

The reasons for knife crime are complex, but it’s wrong to ignore the impact of cuts to youth funding. On Monday Cedric Anderson, the estranged husband of a special education teacher, Karen Smith, walked into her primary school classroom in San Bernardino, California, and shot dead both her and eight-year-old Jonathan Martinez; injured two other children; and then fatally shot himself. Martinez was the 67th child under the age of 11 to be shot dead in America this year. (Four more have been killed since then.) Smith, who had married Anderson just a few months earlier, was just one of the estimated 50 women in the US to be shot dead by a current or former partner each month. Of the 91 mass shootings so far this year, almost one a day, all of those where the identity of the shooter is known were committed by men.feedback

Apr 07 2017

In the first of our fortnightly updates, Gary Younge shares some of your feedback to our project about young people and knife crime in the UK. Within three days of the launch of Beyond the blade, the Guardian’s year-long series looking at the young victims of knife crime, another young person had been stabbed to death. Pierce Wilkinson, 13, was killed with his mother, Tracey, in Stourbridge in the West Midlands.feedback

Mar 28 2017

As a nation we are conscious that there is something out there known as 'knife crime' but as yet we lack any coherent or enduring national response.feedback

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