August 2013 (4)
Aug 22 2013 12:40PM
Manning should never have been in the US military’s cross-hairs
[Note: this was posted shortly before today's announcement that Bradley Manning now wishes to live as a woman, be known as Chelsea Manning and undergo hormone treatment , and has been updated to reflect that]. Chelsea Manning should ha...
Aug 19 2013 1:02PM
Is Egypt teetering on the edge of something even worse?
The death toll from last Wednesday is more than 600. The death toll from last Friday is at least 173. Yesterday at least 38 people died. The death toll from today will be ... This is the paralysingly horrible bodies-and-yet-more-bodies...
Aug 9 2013 3:25PM
Dangerously funny - Amnesty at the fringe – the price of a laugh
Have you heard the one about the dictator who couldn’t take a joke? The news from North Korea suggests it’s a dangerous place to be funny; where this week a comedian was sent to do ha, ha, hard labour in a coal mine midway through her...
Aug 1 2013 11:16AM
Holidays in the sun: now I gotta reason...
Whenever I think of summer holidays I almost involuntarily hear the Sex Pistols’ scornful punk classic Holidays In The Sun ricocheting around in my head. As you’ll recall, this opens with the unforgettable “A cheap holiday in other peo...