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December 04, 2017

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...

Two strikes and you're inside

The Indeterminate Public Protection sentence or IPP has been hitting the headlines ever since it was introduced in the UK in 2005. The automatic life sentence, with which it shares many similarities, has received a lot less attention writes Francesca Coone ...

Building a fairer future for all in the UK

Charlotte Spring on behalf of ATD Fourth World 2010 has been designated the European Year to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion and, all year, events across the country have been organised to explore the issues facing people experiencing poverty in the UK ...

Foolish: Black politician gives support to Muslim hate group

A former councillor has been criticised for making an inflammatory speech at a controversial rally.Michael Johnson, of Dean Street, Darwen, was a guest speaker at the English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Bradford city centre on Saturday.The former ...

The Big Issue is homelessness

Deborah HobsonIt is estimated that there are at least a million people in Britain who are homeless. Half a million of them are living on the streets or in doorways and the rest are in squats or temporary shelters. Unemployment, debt, relationship breakdown ...

How citizen journalism has become a global force

Bloggers and Tweeters have taken news reporting into their own hands and are changing the face of journalism, reports Michael Buerk, of the BBC. More than eight out of 10 Americans have a mobile phone according to the International Association for Wireless ...

Blogging has finally lost its geeky image

Heather Sunderland    Blogging has left behind its late ‘90s stereotype of being something that geeky teenage boys do in their bedrooms.It is now a firm part of modern day culture enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Business bloggers, ...

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