February 2008

Guantanamo is not Nuremburg

Chris Gelken As the movement for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and his deputy Dick Cheney for war crimes grows on an almost daily basis, how bitterly ironic is it that the White House would instruct its diplomats overseas to compare the mili ...

Murder of journalists condemned

Fran Singh and Chris GaynorAt least 65 journalists were killed worldwide while doing their job last year, according to figures just released. Six more have died in the last two months and the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) said that for ...

Victory for men used as chemical warfare guinea pigs

Sarah Dean - The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEBritish defence chiefs have apologised to a group of servicemen who were told lies by officials, killed and injured during top secret chemical weapons trials during the Cold War. Survivors have been given  £3 mi ...

Banana battle defeat which could sink island economies

America has flexed its muscle at the World Trade Organisation to get a ruling against import tariffs on bananas which protects the economies of former European colonies.The decision, confirmed by US and EU officials on Friday, is an important development i ...

Caribbean leaders don't want to revisit slavery

Carol Williams - in Bridgetown, BarbadosAlthough descendants of slaves control the governments in the English-speaking Caribbean, prosper in business and define the image portrayed to the millions of people who visit their tropical islands every year, the ...

'Bush has caused the most terror in the world'

Seymour Hersh, one of the world's best known investigative journalists, has turned his attention to the mysterious and controversial bombing of a Syrian facility by Israel.In a new article for the New Yorker magazine, the Pulitzer prize-winning journal ...

CIA veteran blasts Bush over torture, Iraq and Iran

After 27 years as an analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, Ray McGovern is now one of the most vocal critics of the government he once served. A founder member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, or VIPS, McGovern is highly critical o ...

My top five dream vacation spots

Andy Bigs What would you do if you had full financial freedom? How different would your life be? Private jets, someone to accompany and assist you wherever you go, and whatever you do. How would you treat the people in your life? How different would ...

Taxpayers face spiralling bill for 2012 Olympics

British taxpayers look set to face a shortfall of more than  £1bn when they get money back from the sale of land used for the 2012 London Olympics.And City Hall's finance chief has dismissed as  'wishful thinking' claims by embat ...

Facebook can be a vital news media tool

Daniel Triplow Today I have been sent four drinks, a bunch of flowers and a pair of otters. I've discovered that my friend Nick is bored at work, Jenny is counting down the days to her birthday in seven months time and Alice is ill, but happy none the ...

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