Politics
  • Egypt Court Orders Mubarak’s Release

    Hosni Mubarak, former President of Egypt, will be released on bail pending the corruption case against him. He could be released as soon as this Thursday. He still faces charges of “complicity” in the killing of protesters during the 2011 […]

  • Bare Breast Ban – Irish Sun Right to Drop Page 3?

    During a month in which one of the biggest news stories has been the widespread ‘trolling’ of female campaigners on Twitter, it would seem that women’s rights activists have little to be happy about. But this week it was announced […]

  • ‘I am Bradley Manning?’ – But Wait, Actually, Are You?

    Bradley Manning poses one of the single largest conundrums that we have had to face this side of the last 40 years. The “I am Bradley Manning” video going around, full of the usual celebrity wannabe activists, is as confusing […]

  • Trayvon Martin – Playing the Race Card

    The reaction to George Zimmerman’s sentencing (or lack thereof) in the Trayvon Martin case is not without precedent. Discussion of Stephen Lawrence’s murder is never very far from earshot, for example. And it was the, widely considered unlawful, shooting of […]

  • Tech News: An Honest Big Brother

    Reeling from Edward Snowden’s revelations, as a collective Western society, we aren’t too sure whether to be impressed by the American (and presumably British) governments’ spying capabilities – after all, it’s fairly extraordinary to discover such a reach and penetration […]

  • Syrian Army Retakes Qusair

    The civil war in Syria rages on, well into its second year. With regular to-ing and fro-ing between rebel forces and regime-supporters, it’s hard to keep on top of what seems to be a fairly fluid, and yet somehow still […]

  • Entrepreneur: Conscious Fashion

    Joe Williams talks rioting, slogans and giving back to the community He might masquerade as a media buyer, but don’t be fooled by his Clarke Kent desk job. Joe Williams is a man on a mission – to bring politics […]

  • Looking for Someone to Blame

    The Great Recession Explained One of the platitudes since the Great Recession unravelled in 2008 has been to blame greedy bankers for the near destruction of Western economies. This arbitrary allocation of culpability implies that if the bankers were punished […]

  • Pirates – Trolling the Cyberverse

      First they’ll steal your music. Then, they’ll slow-roast your children, eat them, and wash them down with a big glass of “#dealwithit.”   Pirates of digital material are dirty rotten scoundrels; rapscallions of the highest order – intent on […]

  • China’s Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Threat to the status quo? China is a scary place Probably not that scary for people in China – unless you are among the hundreds of millions living in abject poverty, or someone on the wrong side of China’s rather […]