Muhammed Ali was on one of the greatest Americans. On this day in 1967 he refused to be drafted for the Vietnam War. Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years. But all that mattered to him was democracy and true equality.
The Israeli government has rejected UN calls for an investigation into brutal scenes in Gaza on Friday, where Israeli troops attacked large groups of Palestinian protestors, killing at least 17 and wounding over 1,400. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Israeli army fired live ammunition and used tear gas on thousands of protestors.
Jeremy Corbyn has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May, accusing her of misleading parliament over the UK’s support for Saudi aggression in Yemen. This week May told parliament that Saudi-led intervention was “backed by the United Nations Security Council and, as such, we support it.” In her speech, the Prime Minister left out any