September 2008

Financial crisis: US presidential hopeful's people power call

Cynthia McKinney - Green Party candidate. The very foundation of the US economy is crumbling underneath our feet. We the people must now seize the time! We have always had the capability of determining our own destiny, but for various reasons, the people ...

Gurkhas win right to retire in UK

Former Gurkha soldiers from Nepal have won their legal bid to secure the right to retire in Britain.The soldiers began a high court challenge earlier this month against a ruling that those who retired before 1997 have no automatic right to live in the UK.A ...

BBC defends its censorship of gunman images

Peter Horrocks - head of BBC NewsroomThe use of the YouTube footage of the Finnish gunman (watch here) caused much debate at BBC News and was handled differently by us and other UK broadcasters. Our competitors chose to run the full footage of Matti Juhani ...

Mr Nasty v. Mr Nice

Tom ShalesJohn McCain wore the more presidential tie - that much can be said for him - but Barack Obama displayed the more presidential temperament, or the kind of demeanor people presumably would want in a president, when the two candidates met at the Uni ...

President Obama would seek agreement on gay US soldiers

Tony GrewDemocratic candidate for president of the United States, Barack Obama, has said in an interview with gay news outlets that he wants a full debate about the ban on openly homosexual people in the US armed forces.His Republican opponent, Senator Joh ...

Why there's a credit crunch

US president George Bush has sparked uproar by demanding that Congress launch a $700bn bail out package funded by taxpayers for financial institutions - many of whom back his Republican party. Shahid Miah, an expert on global economies, gives The-Latest hi ...

Sad tale of capitalist spivs and speculators

John Haylett - Editor, Morning StarDespite the eagerness of some newspapers and commentators to pronounce US President George W. Bush's billions of dollars banking system rescue as a done deal, the haggling continues in Washington. And, true to type, t ...

Blazing rows, the place a mess and 'lazy staff'

Deborah Hobson Two women ex-volunteers at a crisis torn art gallery have spoken out for the first time about poor management and bad conditions. The pair, in their 40s and originally from Serbia in the former Yugoslavia, were invited to help by their count ...

New sole superpower is not funny

African journalists have been exploited for too long

Judith TownendVideo news provider A24 Media is small and realistic in its online presence, but has big ambitions. While it might not look much online right now, it's got some solid foundations in place. For starters, it has an editorial board that incl ...

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