October 2010

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Crude Awakening - a call for mass action to switch off oil

Action group Crude Awakening in collaboration with Climate Justice Action and Climate Camp have organised a day of protest against the oil industry and the oil companies destruction of the environment. The planned mass action is due to take place on Saturd ...

Dumb laws make an ass of everyone

The world of the law can be an awfully strange place. Lawyer and writer Nathan Belofsky has collected some of the globe's most baffling laws in his new publication The Book of Strange and Curious Legal Oddities. And some, you'll be surprised to learn, were ...

Tory MP would 'rather die' than form electoral pact

Ned Simons Outspoken British Conservative Member of Parliament Nadine Dorries has said she would "rather die" than fight the next election in an alliance with the Liberal Democrats."In my own perspective, and speaking in no other capacity but as an individ ...

You must forward this story to five friends

As new horror film Chain Letter, is released this month in the US and tells the story of a "a maniac who murders teens when they refuse to forward chain mail," writer Paul Collins describes the real history of the form. Chain letters have a long, sordid pa ...

Military accused of cover-up in 'murder for sport' outrage

With five US soldiers accused of murdering unarmed Afghan civilians, the army is "scrambling to locate dozens of digital photographs" allegedly showing the defendants posing next to the victims' corpses. Military commanders worry that if the images are lea ...

Facebook film will become all-time classic say critics

On the surface, the story of a website's genesis would not seem likely to yield a dramatically compelling movie however, The Social Network, released this week, has enraptured critics. Earning a stellar rating at Rotten Tomatoes, the US website devote ...

Viva Veloce! Goodwood Festival of Speed

Lara PlatmanWhatever the weather in the UK, the sunshine over Goodwood House will always have its hat on. This year's Festival of Speed (2-4 July) is no surprise. The beautiful weather was matched by a number of exquisite cars, driven by some incredible le ...

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