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December 01, 2023

"Joe Biden is finished" as massacre in Gaza continues

It will be remembered, I hope, as the hug that sank a craven president. It was mid-October. US President Joe Biden made the requisite pilgrimage to Tel Aviv to show that his staunch support for...

EU countries 'dealing in dodgy food' must be stopped

Horsemeat scandals sent shockwaves across the European food industry in 2013, setting off investigations, launching communications into a frenzy and even driving some major players to bankruptcy. In the wake of the investigations, the perverted effec ...

'No welcome for hard working immigrants in Britain'

Immigration has been a hotly contested issue in the UK in the last few years. With its negative portrayal in our society, it is often not made clear why immigration can be a force for good.You only need to take a cursory glance at tabloid newspapers to ob ...

'Myth of racial democracy in Brazil'

Former Brazilian national football midfielder Arouca, playing for Pelé’s old club Santos, was doing a sideline TV interview a few months ago when opposing fans began to chant “monkey, monkey, monkey".Those taunting hit him with anoth ...

Stars' slack lyrics are bad for our girls

It’s almost impossible for impressionable young girls to ignore big name music stars like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus and Beyoncé who shamelessly promote raunchy sex through their songs, videos and dress.These so-called “iconic” pe ...

Heads held in shame: Rape, masculinity and the media

More perplexing than the chicken or the egg ruse, is whether it is the media that orchestrates fury within the public, or if it is the public that incites the media into vehemence.The widespread public outrage over the recent rape and murder of a young gir ...

Bad behaviour: the ethics of journalistic entrapment

If journalists condemn parliamentarians for dishonesty, why should they not also be held accountable to exactly the same standards themselves?As another parliamentary scandal sinks into the public consciousness, the over-riding impression we are left with ...
Margaret Thatcher: Blue Peter interview on Kampuchea

Margaret Thatcher: the woman who 'wrecked Great Britain'

Aging punk rockers, trade-unionists and decent people around the world greeted the news of the passing of Margaret Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, with something less than respectful restraint, writes US journalist Alex Pareene.Despite their quaint maintenanc ...

Despots are more open than our own leaders

David Whitehouse King Mswati III of Swaziland might be a despotic, absolute monarch, polygamist, human rights abuser and, at a guess, an absolutely massive arsehole, but at least we know what he’s up to. At home news emerges every day that proves we ...

Jealousy is for haters

Kavita Shah Have you ever considered what causes you to dislike someone else? Jealousy, the vicious feeling, can often be the cause. The words:  "I hate him, he's such a …" or  "I hate her, she's such a  ...

SCANDAL OF THE 9/11 BLACK-OUT

Orville W. Taylor  It is now five years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, commonly referred to as 9/11. Then, three years ago, an international force, spearheaded by the US and the UK went into Iraq, toppled its dictator and took cont ...

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