August 2014

'Workplace alienation a major cause of depression in UK'

A practice of ruthless regimentation of many workplaces threatens the long-term well-being of society, writes John Green.Ask anyone in work today whether they enjoy it and you won’t find many who do.Large numbers of people find their work stressful, ...

Albinos are target of gruesome attacks in Tanzania

In the past month, a spate of violent attacks in Tanzania targeting people with albinism for their body parts has highlighted a morbid practice linked to witchcraft.People with albinism, also known as albinos, are born with a deficiency of melanin pigment ...

EU: 'It's time to impose sanctions on Israel'

With the European Union (EU) as its largest trading partner and the United States as its largest military backer, Israel has no reason to reconsider its denial of Palestinian self-determination.  In fact, the latest carnage in Gaza, did not move the ...

UK collaborator: BT accused of aiding US drone strikes

A leading human rights group has asked the British government to investigate whether the country’s major provider of telecommunications networks and services, BT, is aiding US drone strikes.According to a complaint filed by Reprieve, BT has built a ...

'No welcome for hard working immigrants in Britain'

Immigration has been a hotly contested issue in the UK in the last few years. With its negative portrayal in our society, it is often not made clear why immigration can be a force for good.You only need to take a cursory glance at tabloid newspapers to ob ...

UK government 'avoids compliance with Freedom of Information Act'

"You idiot. You naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop," Tony Blair said to himself in his memoirs."There is really no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it."Was he ...

'Poor support services creating cycle of homelessness in London'

Rough sleeping has risen by 64 percent in London over four years, and of those one third have been seen sleeping rough in previous years, writes Darren Johnson. London boroughs do all they can to house Londoners seen sleeping rough, but the waiting l ...

Payment Protection Insurance mis-selling is 'UK's biggest financial crime'

This week’s news has been understandably dominated by coverage of the awful events emerging from Gaza. But back in the UK, another story reared its head receiving less exposure than it should have got.I’ve previously written about how the mis- ...

Celebrity courage and cowardice over Israeli bombardment of Gaza

What do NBA basketball player Dwight Howard, singer Zayn Malik and actress Selena Gomez all have in common?Each one spoke out on Israel’s ongoing bombing campaign of the Gaza Strip. A flood of celebrities, including Rihanna, Amar’e Stoude ...

Ku Klux Klan recruitment drive reignites fears in US

Sunday afternoon after church, youth pastor Demond Dawson was rounding up a van load of kids dressed in their Sunday best. The group had stopped at the Dollar General in Abbeville for snacks and cold drinks.As the kids teased each other on the sidewalk ou ...