Aug 10 2016 2:15PM
Running or swimming for your life
I don’t know about you sports fans/political geeks but the Olympics and Paralympics feel like welcome break from a topsy-turvy rollercoaster of a political summer. A breather from Brexit and the ensuing chaos and political bickering th...

Brazil: "One of deadliest cities on earth" - warning ahead of Rio Olympics

Residents look on as military police officers patrol in Complexo da Mare, favela
Military police officers patrol in Complexo da Mare, favela in Rio © Getty Images
Over 100 – mainly young black – men killed by police in Rio already this year

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Rio 2016: Surge in killings by police sparks fear in favelas 100 days before Olympics

Residents in many of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas are living in terror after at least 11 people have been killed, including a five-year-old boy, in police shootings since the beginning of the mon

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Jul 16 2013 2:12PM
Edward Snowden and Russia's Cold War on human rights
I’ve recently become addicted to ‘The Americans’, a TV series set during the Cold War period in the 1980s. It follows the adventures of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Russian KGB officers posing as an American married couple, their...

Lesson: Balla-Bacaidh Mor Shiona (Gaelic)

Gaelic language ICT lesson, using film, internet research and informal role play to explore internet repression in China.

Lesson: Wal Mawr Dan China (Welsh)

Designed for use in ICT classes,lessons use film, internet research and informal role play to explore internet repression in China.

Lesson: The Great Firewall of China

Designed for use in ICT classes, film, internet research and informal role play are used to explore internet repression in China.

Lesson: Closing Minds

A one hour lesson focusing on human rights in China. Students learn about patterns of electronic censorship and internet repression.

Jun 7 2012 10:07AM
#DontDowIt, do this...
Update - 7 June, 6pm : It seems Lord Coe has decided to respond to our calls for an apology by blocking our direct email service! You can still reach him on Twitter and email the organisers from your own address . You might just have h...
Feb 5 2012 8:25PM
London Olympics: what Dow case says about an ethical Olympics
I've posted on the TUC Touchstone blog about what the Dow Chemicals sponsorship case tells us about ethics and the Olympics. The TUC has registered our opposition to the sponsorship deal with the London Organisating Committee for the O...
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