Out of the furnace, into the fire? Article on Uganda & LGBT asylum seekers in the UK

In March 2014, the vindictive, incendiary Ugandan tabloid "Red Pepper" published the details of 200 people it deemed to be "homosexual," in what appeared to be a gleeful celebration of the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. As a commissioning editor for a long-standing UK leftist magazine also named Red Pepper, I wanted to take the opportunity of … Continue reading Out of the furnace, into the fire? Article on Uganda & LGBT asylum seekers in the UK

Article in defense of Thatcher “Death Parties”

Being a lefty British woman in DC, I tired quickly of people offering me their condolences and/or offering me their opinion on Thatcherism after the grand old Dame passed away last week. More exhausting--and frustrating--was the commentary in the British press running along the lines of: "These death parties are grotesque!" In reality, they served … Continue reading Article in defense of Thatcher “Death Parties”