June 2011

Primarkgate spin doctor tries to con us

After I wrote a Primarkgate blog http://www.the-latest.com/twitter-goes-crazy-about-bbc-apology-primark supporting embattled Panorama journalists and tweeted about it, a person from the multinational's PR firm - posing as another twitter - got in touch. "K ...
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Con trick to cut aid to women and babies

This is MSNBC TV host Cenk Uygur take on Republicans in the US House of Representatives looking to cut the WIC programme which provides healthy food to low-income women and their children (while they fight to increase military spending and give t ...

We can't ignore suffering Brits who want to die

Sarah DeanI’d never watched a man die or sought to witness the ending of a life. Yet there I was watching passively on Monday night as a millionaire hotelier took his own life. With his devoted wife by his side and a Swiss praline chocolate to wash down th ...

Act now to save the Samoa dolphins

Avaaz.org, the global community activism website, has obtained over 200,000 signatures in support of its campaign to force the release of 25 wild dolphins. According to Avaaz the pod (of dolphins) was swimming peacefully in Samoa when nets closed in f ...

US agency accused of sabotaging Haiti earthquake aid

Glen FordIt was the unkindest cut of all. A US Agency for International Development report claims Haiti, the United Nations and the Red Cross all conspired to exaggerate the death and displacement toll from last year’s earthquake.In doing so, it “calls int ...

Is internet access a basic human right?

A United Nations report blasts European laws that boot illegal downloaders off the web arguing that internet access has become an essential part of life.French and British legislators are considering punishing repeat illegal-downloading offenders by taking ...

Angry UK students campaign against new 'private university'

Ben Riley-SmithIn a protest against Professor AC Grayling's controversial 'private university', hundreds of students have pledged to deluge the staff with bogus online submissions. The New College of the Humanities is the brainchild of the Oxford don ...

Explosive portrayal of race and gender in 1950s America

Caroline KaranjaNoami Wallace's play And I and Silence is a beautiful illustration of friendship, love and survival.Under the direction of Caitlin McLeod, this work is bound to challenge the audience. Set in segregated 1950s America, the play follows Afric ...

No, not a superinjunction but a Big competition

New charity the Citizen Journalism Educational Trust (CJET), which is supported by The-Latest.Com, has launched with its Big Picture street photography competition. This exciting event has won backing from Time Out magazine and Olympus, who have donated a ...

Passing of a lyrical saint – Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)

News of the death of Gil Scott-Heron in St Luke's Hospital, New York City, sent a shockwave through the music world, writes Clive Powell.  Undoubtedly, one of the most influential musical poets of the post-modern era, Scott-Heron's sharp and visceral ...

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