November 2010

Is student leader Aaron Porter the enemy within?

Besieged president of the National Union of Students in the UK Aaron Porter is facing mounting pressure from his members to resign after attacking militant protestors, writes Deborah Hobson.They are bitterly disappointed by Porter's criticis ...

'Saturday Night Live' newcomer Jay Pharoah wows audiences with A-list celebrity impressions

US Saturday Night Live newcomer Jay Pharoah has already proven that he has the chops for live comedy, wowing audiences this season with his Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Eddie Murphy impressions. Recently on The Late Show, Pharoah showed David Letterma ...

British National Party blackmail plot revealed

Sonja GableNick Griffin, leader of the fascist British National Party (BNP) threatened to ditch the party’s sole London Assembly member last year if he stood in the way of Griffin being the BNP’s Parliamentary candidate for Barking in the general election, ...

Trade unionists condemn 'cynical' media bias

A recent poll of 100 trade unionists has revealed deep frustration and anger in the movement about perceived bias in the media writes Dan Whittle. The Unions21 survey found that 88 per cent of trade union members believe the media is strongly or very stron ...

Dangers of embedded journalism

Patrick CockburnEmbedded journalism earned itself a bad name in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phrase came to evoke an image of the supposedly independent correspondent truckling to military mentors who spoon-feed him or her absurdly optimistic information abou ...

Rail staff robbed because of management cuts

Deborah Hobson - The-Latest EXCLUSIVERailway union the TSSA has attacked the lone working of ticket office staff  in the wake of disturbing new figures about robberies at stations.  John Page, a National Organiser for the TSSA (Transport Salaried ...

Student protest: Reminder of inner city uprisings

As protesting students took to the streets this month Marc Wadsworth remembers the many community uprisings and asks can Black people benefit from being more rebellious?No one can fail to have been shaken up by the scenes of fury on TV from the studen ...

World league of evil dictators

James Combes - The-Latest comedy writerThere are many evil dictators in the world. They come in all shapes and sizes, do dastardly deeds and are generally very unpleasant.These despicable souls take away free milk at school, brainwash the public into think ...

Council in u-turn over giant street hare

Owners of a popular recording studio complex in Hackney are celebrating after their local council reversed a decision to white wash over an artwork painted on the side of their building.Last month The Premises studio in north east London was told by Hackne ...

Protester says he fears violence will undermine good cause

The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEOnly a small anarchist minority were involved in violent action at a student demonstration against government cuts that turned nasty this afternoon, an eyewitness has told The-Latest.Com. Student leaders fear that the disturbances wil ...

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