March 2014

'Voting at gunpoint' - Jaw-dropping media bias on Crimea

Prior to the March 16 referendum, the BBC website reported:"Crimeans will vote on whether they want their autonomous republic to break away from Ukraine and join Russia."The title of the news report indicated the focus: "Is Crimea's ref ...

Rise of 'slum landlords' as Britain's housing crisis deepens

Unaffordable, insecure, overcrowded, unsanitary housing has a negative effect on every aspect of our society, writes Glynn Robbins.In 1918, 90 percent of the UK population were private tenants, but the squalid legacy of the Victorian industrial city was n ...
'White means pure' singer Dencia defends Whitenicious

African singer defends promotion of skin whitening cream

Cameroonian pop singer Dencia has defended her promotion of a skin whitening cream called Whitenicious, which critics have branded an ''abomination'' and ''irresponsible''.Speaking on Channel 4 News last week, she insisted t ...

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. This reality is no more evident than when one listens to ...

UK election alert: You'll never get rid of the Lib Dems

Thinking of voting in the 2015 General Elections? Think again, as your vote will not get rid of the Liberal Democrats (Lib Dems) from the Cabinet.Whichever way you vote in the 2015 elections, you will get the Lib Dems.“It’s almost akin to gett ...

Kardashian's Vogue cover sparks angry calls to boycott magazine

When Vogue magazine revealed their April issue cover stars to be none other than US rapper Kanye West and reality TV celebrity Kim Kardashian no one could have predicted the reaction it has provoked from fashion industry insiders, stars and the public.Dub ...

British government continues 'all-out assault against the poor'

UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has confirmed that the Tory-led government's policies to cut public spending are set to continue, but the food banks don't lie.Prior to delivering his 2014 budget to the country via the chancello ...

Palestinians destroy own homes to avoid massive Israeli fines

For the past two months, Hamzah Abu Terr has slept on the floor of his home. He gave his bed to his three small children whose room he was forced to destroy earlier this year, to avoid large demolition fines issued by the Israeli municipality."I had ...

Countries identified as eight biggest 'enemies of the internet'

International watchdog group Reporters Without Borders has released its annual report on which countries restrict access to the internet through censorship and surveillance.America and the UK achieved the dubious honour of being branded “E ...

US fatcat corporations dodge tax on huge scale

Twenty-six of the most powerful American corporations – such as Boeing, General Electric, and Verizon – paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012, according to a new report detailing how Fortune 500 companies exploit tax breaks and loopholes ...