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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...

Menace of cyberstalking to be tackled by campaigners

Graham Brown-Martin - Digital Safety conference organiserIt is estimated that global cybercrime costs US $100 billion a year. This enormous figure has eclipsed the value of the international trade in illegal drugs. World governments from that of American P ...

Don't mess with Ali at his takeaway

Local businesses in the village-like retreat of Nunhead in south east London, have been hit hard by the downturn now blighting the UK economy, managed by troubled Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling, writes Deborah Hobson. Shops situated near the ...

How mobile phones can make world a better place

Marc Wadsworth Geeks, charity workers, citizen journalists, a futurist and other people interested in working together using new technology for the common good met at a "social change camp" in London on Saturday hosted by a top mobile phone opera ...

Bloggers ask: How can I justify staying a Labour member?

Prime minister Gordon Brown botched it when he used YouTube to make an ill-fated announcement about Sleazegate MPs' expenses. More internet-savvy Labour bloggers have been online venting their spleen on the embattled party leadership. Here's a sele ...

Education is key to stopping gun and knife crime

A 20-year-old man has turned 700 melted knives handed in at amnesties across South Wales and Yorkshire in the UK into keys writes Tamara Obeng. Alexander Rose, a graphic design student and founder of the campaign Solve This Ongoing Problem (S.T.O.P ...

Let's take to the street for justice

        Read how to protest in London:  12pm: G20 Meltdown promises to "thrust into the very belly of the beast" when the parades converge on the Bank of England.The group says it will reclaim the stre ...

Tv film exposes killer virus link to pig farming

Emma Foster - Community NewswireCampaigners have released a Tv documentary they have made that exposes the rise of a new strain of the MRSA killer virus in pigs and its link to the overuse of antibiotics on intensive farms.Sick As A Pig, commissioned by th ...

ANOTHER VIEW

          Brendan O'NeillWe all sympathise with Doreen Lawrence, mother of the murdered Black British teenager Stephen. But does that mean we should kowtow to her views on everything from policing to po ...

Racists use Facebook to turn their sights on refugees

Esa Mäkinen          "Let's help our Somali friends get back home", declares a headline on a page in Facebook. Next to it is a picture that used to grace wrappers of a certain type of Finnish liquorice - a caricature ...

Now it's our turn to shake up society

Marc Wadsworth - Editor, The-LatestAmericans have long been better at civic activism than the British. Think of Martin Luther King's Civil Rights movement, the Black Panthers, the anti-Vietnam war protests and the massive groundswell of people power wh ...

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