June 2007

Why 'Catholic' Tony Must Pay For Iraq War

Deborah HobsonEx-British Prime Minister Tony Blair confirmed his status as showman extraordinaire when he met Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican on the final leg of his 'farewell world tour'. Blair's long goodbye, which began on 10 May, has incl ...

Black and Blue: Flashpoint Brixton UK

It's a laugh at Chessington World of Adventures

Served up alive and 'hurting'?

Chris Gaynor.This lobster clings on for dear life, soon to be cooked in an oven and used as luxury seafood in a posh restaurant. Most of them can live for up to 100 years and, according to the Guinness World Records, the largest lobster was caught in Nova ...

Troops out now says US presidential hopeful

You probably haven't heard of him. But an American of Croatian and Irish descent is the most outspoken elected politician challenging to take over the US White House in 2008. Feisty presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich is a national figure in the US; ...

Judges put brake on Bush juggernaut

Facts revealed about little publicised cases show that at least the American courts have been standing up to President George Bush and his draconian  'war against terror'. The eight cases documented below should act as a boost to human rights ...

High flying

With more and more wealthy business people and celebs using private chartering to ferry them about, Chris Gaynor chats to Captain Alex Hoff about the not so glamorous side of flying the high skies. Singing legend, Frank Sinatra, once invited everyone to: & ...

In praise of soul mothers

Thom BlairAs far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the lives and works of Black mothers who've lost their man-child in race-hate crimes. Mamie Till-Mobley and Kadiatou Diallo (pictured left) immediately come to mind. What struck me abou ...

May the force be with you

The droid in this picture is standing firm on guard outside Westminster's County Hall, where the 30th anniversary for George Lucas's cult sci-fi films Star Wars is taking place. It first was released on 25th May 1977 when it opened in just 32 cinem ...

New rape law for all

UK lawmakers are set to introduce sweeping reforms to improve the abysmal rape conviction rate. Phil Simms finds out how this could affect everyone. Ministers are finalising changes to UK rape laws to allow women who are too drunk to consent to sex to be ...

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