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March 24, 2014

US right-wing's '12 Years a Slave' backlash

Within American society, there is a segment that avoids viewing the society through a lens that does not provide a comforting and disconnected view of American history and how it came into existence...

Why Google knows our 'darkest secrets' not Facebook

John HerrmanGoogle, bruised as it has been by the rise of social media, still runs the most important utility on the internet.I use Google search for fewer things than I used to - I rarely use it to find something to just read, for exam ...

Is John Travolta's sexuality our business?

Mary Elizabeth WilliamsRashida Jones, daughter of legendary musician and song writer Quincy, is really sorry she asked John Travolta to “come out.” She regrets speculating on his private life. But with this latest incident of very public whispering, maybe ...

From France to Norway: Europe's Fascists march on

Steve Weissman and Frank BrowningMarine Le Pen, has become “the third man” in French politics and could now determine whether the centre-right incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy or the centre-left Socialist François Hollande becomes the country’s next president. Ge ...

Our British royal family 'will never be cool'

David WhitehouseUntil recently I wasn’t completely sure that Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, Countess of Chester and Baroness of Renfrew was a real person. I’d never heard her speak. I didn’t know what she did. I thought sh ...

Western aggression in Mali and the media

 The media and MaliProfessor Richard Lance Keeble, Acting Head of the Lincoln School of Journalism, examines the media’s response to the Western military intervention in Mali, one of the most impoverished countries in the worldSo Britain is at war onc ...

Leveson's press probe doesn't tackle ownership of big media

 Leveson's press probe doesn't tackle ownership of big mediaLet's be clear what's at play with the Leveson Inquiry report into British press standards published today and the row over whether or not a new truly independent media watchdog should have l ...

Facebook fans should take down paedophile Gary Glitter’s page

 Facebook fans should take down paedophile Gary Glitter’s pageOrganisers of a fallen pop idol’s online fan page have today hit-back at critics after his arrest in connection with the Jimmy Savile paedophile crimes investigation. Gary Glitter’s Ganghou ...

Leader must return party to its working class roots

  ‘ONE NATION- ALIAS NEW NEW LABOUR’ DOES NOT FAVOUR BLACK BRITAIN. – OPINION  By Juliana Lucas Ed Miliband won praise for his “One Nation Labour” speech at conference but... ‘One Nation’, something blue, borrowed from a speec ...

Tabloid newspaper scare stories that sell

Dr Matthew Ashton There will always be the gullible and the foolish willing to believe any old nonsense. What's worrying is the way sections of the media, politicians and the internet seem obsessed with panicking us into distraction. We're more than halfwa ...

UK must act against Rwanda sponsored terror in Congo

  Once again atrocities have continued to mount in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as a Kivu province, writes Guy Momat reporting from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.According to UN (United Nations) sources, over 26 ...

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