July 2011

Singer Winehouse joins tragic '27 club'

British soul singer Amy Winehouse, who died in London on Saturday, has joined a tragic group of famous rock stars who passed away at the age of 27 - the notorious "27 Club".Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones, guitarist Jimi Hendrix, singer Janis Jo ...

How to avoid danger as a citizen journalist

Putting yourself in danger is only one of several warnings citizen journalists should heed, writes Ron Ross co-author of the Handbook for Citizen Journalists. Here, Ross lists ten pitfalls that citizen journalists should steer clear of:It’s a bad idea to b ...

Double treat of music and laughter

James CombesThere’s no doubt that Mitch Benn is an old hand at this game. He’s been touring and performing since starting his comedy career in Edinburgh 17 years ago. But this isn’t just Mitch’s show. This is a double-bill. The venue is The Comedy Box in S ...
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I know what I saw: documentary on UFO sightings

Guaranteed to change the way we see the universe, this compelling documentary follows renowned filmmaker and UFO researcher James Fox (Out of the Blue) on his mission to break through government secrecy and uncover the startling truth behind UFO sightings. ...

Outsourced: US clinical trials overseas

US pharmaceutical companies have moved their operations overseas over the course of the past decade.Instead of testing trial medicines on Americans, more and more of these tests are being carried out on poor people in faraway places. Russia, China, Brazil, ...

Freedom for Palestine song makes chart history

A song and video made to raise awareness of the human rights abuses and crushing poverty experienced by the people of Palestine has been hailed a success.Freedom for Palestine has reached a landmark number 10 in the UK indie music chart and has entered the ...

Colour prejudice 'is rife on Twitter'

The quickest way to get on my last good nerve is to cast colourism or colour prejudice within Black communities as simply an interpersonal matter when it is a systemic problem, writes Akiba Solomon. So you can imagine how irritable I’ve been since I discov ...

British tabloid tactics are rampant in American journalism too

Howard Kurtz - Washington, USIt takes some doing to get an entire country up in arms about media misconduct, but News of the World rose to the occasion. By hacking into the phones of terror victims and a missing 13-year-old girl later found murdered, the L ...

Some Russians still live in the USSR

Igor Bukker The opportunity for Russians to exchange a Soviet passport for the passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation ended on July 1, 2004.Nevertheless, about 5,000 residents of the city of Sverdlovsk refused to exchange their old passports. Do ...

Wikileaks Julian Assange is innocent until proven guilty

 Why are Swedish prosecutors refusing to come to London to interview Assange?  Prosecute the war criminals, not the whistleblowersLondon - 12 July 2011"It would be most unfair, and not conducive to justice, for Julian Assange to be extradited to ...

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