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Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin, God, Soul and Respect

Detroit, is where musical talent ran strong and free. Everyone was singing and harmonizing, everyone was playing piano and guitar. Aretha came out of this world, but she also came out of another far-off magical world none of us really understood. She came from a distant musical planet where children are born with their gifts fully formed.

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The refugee ‘crisis’ – Trump, the EU and new levels of barbarism

As we prepare to “unwelcome” US president Donald Trump to Britain, the fallout from his policy of separating families at the Mexican border continues. But if people watching Trump’s actions with horror comfort themselves by thinking that nothing so dreadful happens in Europe, they would be mistaken. Refugee solidarity activist Margaret Woods explains