November 2007

Jealousy is for haters

Kavita Shah Have you ever considered what causes you to dislike someone else? Jealousy, the vicious feeling, can often be the cause. The words:  "I hate him, he's such a …" or  "I hate her, she's such a  ...

Illegal logging scandal exposed

It has been left to the villagers themselves to expose the activities of the big companies doing illegal logging because Papua is inaccessible to outsiders and closed to journalists. Their dramatic footage has revealed to the world how the Indonesian prov ...

Fisk launches attack on  'third rate journalism'

Journalists have got to stop  'kow towing' down to those in power if they are to do their job, according to veteran British war correspondent Robert Fisk.Speaking at a meeting of the Frontline Club in New York this week Fisk launched a scath ...

Why I'm against babymothers

BLOG OF THE WEEK - Jennifer B Ok... not that I am being judgemental or anything because everyone is entitled to an opinion. So don't take what I am saying in an offensive way. I am so annoyed with how many women here in Utah (especially Utah County), A ...

On the road with big John Bird

Deborah Hobson It's the morning of my interview with the wealthy self-made man and founder of The Big Issue, ...

How The-Latest is available on the move

Geeky Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has launched a new gadget, the Kindle, where readers can access a variety of literature, including The-Latest, I hope, from the touch of a button, writes Chris Gaynor. He has been working on the electronic device for more than ...

Why bother to blog...

Phil SimmsPsst, hey you there  — did you hear about the bloke at number 29? The pensioner who was sent to prison for assaulting a burglar?! It's the third case of its kind round ere y'know …Journalism, whether we like it or n ...

'Machine-gun students', says top publisher

Jonross Swaby - EXCLUSIVEControversial BIG Issue magazine founder John Bird launched an astonishing attack on students during a mock interview at London's prestigious City University.During a talk for second-year journalism undergraduates, Mr Bird, 61, ...

Internet scholar-activists fight 'Black mental slavery'

Thom Blair, Online Columnist When I opened the 2007 annual report of the north London-based George Padmore Institute, my thoughts turned to Bob Marley's triumphant manifesto: "none but we can free up our mind".  In a year marked by polit ...

Blair - should he stay or go?

Deborah Hobson Embattled British Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair appears to be a man with a mission. And not the 007 Bond type to save Queen and country from some awful villain. Blair is fighting to save his reputation and job after his poli ...

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