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December 01, 2023

UK households face worse winter amid cost-of-living crisis

Britain’s energy regulator has increased the maximum price suppliers can charge for a typical household’s annual gas and electricity use.  The move is expected to fuel the...
Police Filmed Undercover (Social Experiment)

Young Black men speak out about police harassment in the Netherlands

Using hidden cameras in sunglasses, a group of young men, three Black and three white, head out onto the streets in the Netherlands to secretly film the police.They wanted to see which group would be stopped and harassed by the police.The video was produce ...

'No UK company should be profiting from Guantánamo'

Guantánamo Bay detention camp has been called the gulag of our times, a shocking affront to democracy, and a monstrous failure of justice. As human rights eyesores go, the prison is also a pricey one, with each detainee costing at least £1.7 million ...

UK government 'avoids compliance with Freedom of Information Act'

"You idiot. You naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop," Tony Blair said to himself in his memoirs."There is really no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it."Was he ...

Internet companies 'to profit from UK snooping bill'

In an increasing climate of mass surveillance, concerns over Briton’s depreciating privacy rights have been compounded by figures released under the Freedom of Information law.The figures, published today by privacy rights campaign group Big Brother ...

Shocking new rates of suicide revealed for US soldiers

Despite the July 4 Independence Day tributes, millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble.Twenty two veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration (VA).  A study by the Los Angeles Times found veterans ar ...
The Strange Death of Harry Stanley - Award Winning Short Film

No justice after police killing of Harry Stanley

A British police apology and thousands of pounds in compensation this week to the family of Ian Tomlinson three years after an officer unlawfully killed him with a baton brought back memories of another man's death in similar circumstances. Harry Stanl ...

Is this the end of the newspaper blog?

A number of its blogs are being cut at the New York Times and it is reviewing the future of many more. The Green blog, Media Decoder and The Choice (about getting into and paying for university) have all been chopped.The axing of the blogs at the New York ...
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Deprived of opportunity: an angry young man speaks out

In the midst of the recession in the UK, and supposed economic recovery, some are affected more than others. This short monologue titled 2008 was directed by Alfred K Mante of Narrow Path Films. It voices the frustration of a generation, trying to make goo ...

Red Cross attacks US for force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners

Humanitarian organisation the Red Cross has urged the Obama administration to address the situation in Guantanamo Bay that has compelled prisoners to starve themselves.They have criticised force-feeding as a solution to the hunger strike."The issue of ...
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Young people weigh up whether it's worth voting

British parliamentarians have been challenged by young people to say why it is worth supporting them at the polls.Bite the Ballot campaigners organised a House of Commons event on the issue this week as part of a media debate taking place in the ...

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