September 2010

What role for Sancho's children?

Thomas L Blair First came the bitter disenchantment of post World War II Afro-Caribbean settlers, and their youth who modelled a “reggae roots” counter-attack on political and cultural racism in Britain. Now the “new Africans” in Parliament may signal the ...

Old colonial prejudices taint Delhi Commonwealth Games

Sumantra Maitra - Bombay, IndiaLife sucks for a Public Relations fellow like me. These days, whenever I meet people from outside my country, which I often do due to the nature of my job, the topic of discussion inevitably turns to the impending Commonwealt ...

Action-packed fight enlivens US Open Tennis Championships

For some the game of tennis is the most repetitive of sports. But just 3 days into the US Open Tennis Championships a real live fight broke out in the stands. The most exciting moment ever, at a tennis match? It seems likely. The New York Post narrates the ...

Climatic end to summer festivals with Fatboy Slim at SW4

Deborah HobsonWith the music festival season drawing to a close, what better way to mark the end of open-air fun, dance and frolics than with a look in pictures at one of south London's most popular extravaganza's, the South West Four jamboree held at Clap ...

A masterly tale of intrigue, deception and betrayal

Ask any author of historical or social-commentary fiction about Charles Dickens and they will inevitably say that they were influenced by the great man. That much is certain. Yet very few have even an ounce of his remarkable story-telling prowess writes re ...

Foolish: Black politician gives support to Muslim hate group

A former councillor has been criticised for making an inflammatory speech at a controversial rally.Michael Johnson, of Dean Street, Darwen, was a guest speaker at the English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Bradford city centre on Saturday.The former ...

Wikileaks rival vows to expose 'secretive' website

Whistle-blower website Wikileaks.org's tagline is "we open governments". But the organisation itself is about as open as North Korea. That's why we've launched Wikileakileaks.org: your source for Wikileaks-related secrets, documents and rumors wr ...

Anti-bullying policies are a gay conspiracy says ultra-right church

Influential Conservative Christian ministry Focus on the Family, wants all gay people to stop talking about child bullying, because they believe they're pushing a secret agenda to turn America's kids into homosexuals, and that is not wh ...

Horror of sexual assaults in US prisons

Margaret KimberleyIn the same week in which the world was told about mass rapes taking place in the Congo, a report was released which detailed the prevalence of rape in prisons and jails across the United States.  In 2008 and 2009, 88,500 adults held ...