December 2014

Our Facebook group becomes largest of its kind

We have reached 3,000 members, cementing our position as Facebook's largest independent English language citizen journalism group. Congrats to all.Let's add other people to the topical, lively people's debate by telling them about the group on ...
Colin & Paul Homeless In Bournemouth, England

Two men tell their story of rough sleeping in the UK

Tags: HomelessnessRough sleepingPoverty

UK anti-terror laws 'a threat to student activists'

Student activism may be at risk as a result of new anti-terror rules set out by the British government, with protesters facing Public Order Offence charges if police believe them to be involved in suspicious activities.In a compendium of new measures push ...

Is hip-hop finally changing its attitude to mental health?

Lots of people use music to drown out the sadness - which is why it was hardly surprising when a study by Cambridge University, released earlier in the month, found rap music can help people tackling depression. The paper suggests that rap’s ra ...

UN report condemns US over police brutality and torture

A United Nations (UN) report has condemned the United States for violating the terms of an international anti-torture treaty. The panel took Washington to task for police brutality, military interrogations, and capital punishment protocols.“The Comm ...

'Violent crime and poverty fuelling HIV rise in Uganda'

Hood Katende, a dreadlocked reformed thief and onetime drug peddler is now an anti-AIDS activist respected in his Kampala slum. The 26-year-old urges young men to wear condoms if they can’t avoid premarital sex and encourages teenage girls to reject ...

I'm a vaquita, please help me

My name is Vaquita 97. Few people have heard of me and fewer people have seen me. In order for you to imagine me, I’ll say I look like a dolphin but smaller, I’m a marine porpoise.Some say I could be a panda of the sea, because I have black ci ...