November 2008

How Obama's campaigners conquered cyberspace

Thomas L. BlairBarack Obama's  "net-generation" ignited his journey to the White House as 44th President of the US  — and its first Black leader. On the campaign trail, young  "net-geners" attracted millions of ...

Bush crimes continue and he's caught out at last

Margaret KimberleyGeorge W. Bush famously said: "They misunderestimated me." His ungrammatical statements induce sneers and snickers, but convey powerful truths. After stealing the 2000 election, violating international law, trampling on the Cons ...

Remembering Benazir Bhutto

Sumantra Maitra - Kolkata, India  It's is almost a year since Benazir Bhutto, twice elected prime minister of Pakistan was assassinated. Stalked by controversy to her last breath, confusion still reigns over the circumstances of her death, with cl ...

Handgun ban demanded in Finland

In the wake of two school shootings, a petition calling for a Finnish ban against handguns was handed over to the country's interior minister Anne Holmlund this week. Some 57,000 people signed the online petition, Finnish news agency STT reported.Finni ...

Human rights organisation condemns blogger's 20 year jail sentence

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has denounced the long prison term handed down by a Burmese court to blogger Nay Phone Latt, who has been held in detention since his arrest on January 29. CPJ promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the righ ...

50 things you might not know about US president-elect Obama

   In school he introduced himself as Barry, his idol is Stevie Wonder, he was an excellent basketball player and he received a Grammy in 2006. These are just some of the personal facts to emerge about the current most famous and powerful man in ...

Concerns raised over Obama's aimless army of supporters

Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are Millions of activists who campaiged virtually non-stop for almost two years in America to get Barack Obama elected to the White House are now finding that his victory has left them ...

Will we forget?

Matt Gardner - Online columnistAs is the norm with me, I open with an anecdotal realisation. Standing on the bus on Sunday, I realised that I was the only person who was wearing a poppy for the Royal British Legion's annual campaign for Remembrance Day ...

His victory speech

If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.It's the an ...

Only race that matters is the one to the polling station

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