December 2011

Best of the season to you

Wishing all our members and readers the very best of the season from everyone at The-Latest.

Behind the rhetoric of rape in the armed forces

Richard Lance KeebleIn the US, three men and 25 women have issued a lawsuit blaming former defence secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates for permitting a culture of punishment against women and men who report sex crimes. Indeed, as the Guardian repo ...

Major poll finds Brits at odds over immigration

A global poll, out last week, showed that world economic turmoil and migration following the Arab Spring, had little impact on attitudes to immigration. This was particularly true of the US and five European countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ital ...

World's biggest weekly news magazine salutes year of uprisings

Michael MuskalTime magazine has again turned to a concept for its latest person of the year, choosing "The Protester”.This is in recognition of a year in which unhappiness with politics and the economy was given voice in streets around the world, most ...

International Criminal Court 'blind to ethnic cleansing in Libya'

The US and its allies have moved on to attempts at regime change in Syria, leaving the humanitarian crisis NATO created in Libya to fester, writes Glen Ford. At least 7,000 prisoners are held without benefit of law by various armed elements in Libya, suspe ...

Fox News should know better: Moscow is not Athens

It is generally believed that many Americans have poor knowledge of geography. This theory has been proved true once again, this time by media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News, writes Anton Kulikov. The other day the TV channel, notorious for its support of ...

10 tips to survive your Xmas office party

Brian Moylan Sure, lots of people are cutting back and not throwing extravagant bashes for Christmas this year, but almost every company is going to have some sort of Holiday Party. Here are some rules to get you through yours and not get you fired. The th ...

BBC's 'heavy-handed' TV licence firm slammed by public

Controversial outsourcer Capita has won a lucrative extension to its high-profile running of the BBC’s TV licence service.Capita will be re-engaged with a £560 million contract to the year 2020. The deal comes despite complaints from customers that the pro ...

Bush and Blair war crimes trial that media ignored

We live in a world ruled by people who call evil good and good evil. They designate people, the powerful ones, as being worthy of respect and admiration, writes Margaret Kimberley.The presidents and prime ministers are given a pass, no matter how awful th ...

Cute: but are pandas the world's most useless animals?

The arrival of two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, in Edinburgh has met with the sort of media attention normally reserved for Hollywood celebrities.This was heralded as a positive symbol of Chinese-British relations. But should we be wary of Chine ...

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