June 2009

UK police criticised for G20 brutality

British politicians have accused the Metropolitan Police Service of sending "poorly trained" officers to control the G20 protests in London. The-Latest was the first news outlet to question violent police tactics on April 1 and the circumstances ...

Why Gay fightback 40 years ago made history

Peter TatchellThis month marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York when, for the first time in history, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people fought back against decades of police harassment.Previously, LGBT people worldw ...

Death of a genius who changed colour

Marc WadsworthMichael Joseph Jackson died about 25 years ago. The silky cocoa, African-nosed, pretty-eyed music star of my Motown-inspired childhood lost the plot as a proud Black man in about 1984. Yet still the King of Pop, whose official day of passing ...

Anti-UK rally banned despite fury over alleged meddling

  Press TV correspondentAmid growing anger against "British interference in Iran's internal affairs", the Iranian Interior Ministry has refused to issue a permit for a rally outside the UK embassy in Tehran."Iran's Interior Mini ...

My alarm over Obama's 'classroom spies'

David Price As the continuities and disjunctures between the George Bush and Barack Obama administrations come into focus it becomes increasingly clear that while Obama's domestic agenda has some identifiable breaks with Bush's, at its core, the ne ...

Associated Press joins 'steal our stories movement'

Richard Tofel - ProPublica America's biggest news agency has announced a programme to promote non-profit investigative journalism to its members for republication. The material will be distributed to Associated Press members - including essentially all ...

How citizen journalism came of age in Iran

Julie PosettiTwitter's role in the Iranian election aftermath leaves no doubt about its power as a global, real time, citizen-journalism style news wire service, along with a tool for facilitating dissent, while countering the view of Twitter as simply ...

Sexy Argentinians and beautiful horses

Lara Platman In the eleventh century, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam used polo as a metaphor for God's dominion over the apparent chaos of life. Today, amidst a country in recession, the World Series returns rather poignantly to the home of British Polo, ...

Scoops galore, a freebie and call for your help

Marc Wadsworth - Editor, The-LatestThis website continues to punch way above its weight and beat big media to scoops. Type 'exclusive' in the search box on the site and you will see what I mean. There's a rich mix of political, celebrity and ot ...

Meet our arty featured photographer

We continue our feature on inspirational and creative photographers who share with us their images for your enjoyment. The sixth in our series is Chris Scott. Even as a child, Chris Scott was "always a bit on the arty side". However, it was when ...

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