April 2011

Tragic jail death of Lee Brown and media spin

 Tragic prison death of Lee Brown and media spinWhen the violent death of a previously unknown person becomes headline news ownership of the subsequent cause célèbre passes from the grieving family to all of us. The sad story becomes a matter of “publ ...
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An alternative look at the royal wedding

Watch the wedding entrance dance to top all wedding entrance dances. T-Mobile's Royal Wedding Dance celebrates the marriage of of Prince William and Kate Middleton with the help of a host of royal look alikes and music from pop group East 17.

Protesters demand 'justice' for dead reggae star

Hundreds of people marched through London on Saturday in protest at the death in police custody of 1980s British reggae star Smiley Culture.His alleged suicide while under arrest at his home has sent shock waves through the community. Even news media that ...

Kenyan veterans fight for justice after brutal British treatment

Caroline Karanja Chances are that the roses you bought for your loved one on Valentine’s Day were from Kenya. Or, the Starbucks coffee you had this morning came from the same East African country. This week we were reminded of another less lovely connectio ...

Hunger is the spark that ignites revolutions

Columnist Marc Fisher of the Washington Post said that revolutions are explosions of frustration and rage that build over time, sometimes over decades, writes Joanna Aniel Bidar.Although their political roots are deep, it is often a single spark that ignit ...

People fight back against thieving banks and cuts

 Chris HedgesThe phrase consent of the governed has been turned into a cruel joke. There is no way to vote against the interests of Goldman Sachs. Civil disobedience is the only tool we have left.We will not halt the laying off of teachers and other p ...

Busy bees on the roof of London music studios

 London Recording Studios, The Premises we’ve established a hive and a colony of bees on the roof and are now joining with other campaigns to encourage people to look after bees, particularly in urban areas. Madness lead singer Suggs (pictured right, ...

Leaked Facebook page of defector Moussa Koussa

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