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Media campaigners ask: Should we be free to hate?

Star Wars blockbuster film character Darth Vader is a hater for sure. Hate is where his strength and power comes from. His symbol is the death star. Okay, it‘s fiction. Classic science fiction, actually. In our world, the real world, most ...

Magical afternoon in an enchanting East German city

Day of Repentance. Known in German as Buß- und Bettag, it is public holiday exclusive to the residents of Saxony in the east of the country and previously controlled by the atheist Soviet Union.Nowhere else in Germany is it celebrated as a statutory day o ...

'With Brexit and a cabinet full of bastards: What could go wrong?'

For months, Tory sources have been saying Prime Minister Theresa May will be out if she makes one more mistake, normally seconds before she appoints a careerist scumbag with no military experience as defence secretary or slips on a banana skin. For now, s ...

Women who fear saying #Me Too

For undocumented women who experience sexual harassment or abuse, speaking up puts them at risk of arrest or detention, writes Michele LeVoy. The revelations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed and assaulted women fin ...

Drug addiction among US war veterans 'an epidemic'

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the US wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan combined, highlighting the growing opioid crisis in the United States, according to government data. US war veterans are twice as likely as non-veterans to die f ...

Barbie is releasing first hijab-wearing doll

Barbie will release its first hijab-wearing character in 2018, a doll based on the Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.The 31-year-old sportswoman rose to fame at the 2016 Summer Olympics, after becoming the first female Muslim-American to earn a m ...

Uppercut: Black hair and skin campaign success

A brave campaign to tackle the unequal behind-the-camera treatment of Black actors by TV and film make-up and hairstylists has delivered a groundbreaking course that promises to end the neglect by professionals of their hair and skin.Organised by the ...

‘Britain isn’t our friend’: Priti Patel is proof, say Palestinians

Palestinian activists and academics have denounced the "deceptive conduct" of a UK Cabinet minister who was forced to resign yesterday after it was revealed she held secret meetings with Israeli leaders. International Development Secretary Priti ...

UK spies in European court over mass snooping

Mass snooping by British spies that has been ruled illegal by a UK watchdog will be assessed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week. The intelligence agencies are accused of breaching the European Convention’s fundamental right to pr ...

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