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phil-naessens's picture
Jan.29.2013
On Tuesdays Phil Naessens Show Phil discusses the crises in Greece, CNN's false portrayal that Athens is on fire, is joined by author Bob Mustin to discuss his novel The Blue Bicycle and shares his thoughts on reality TV shows Mob Wives, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Beverly Hills...
zhana-books's picture
Apr.27.2012
The police officers involved in the Mark Duggan shooting have refused to be interviewed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission about the incident.  The shooting of Mr. Duggan is widely believed to be one of the causes of last year's rioting across the UK.   Click here to read...
rosy-cole's picture
Aug.17.2011
  'The sad fact is that the greed and criminality we have witnessed on our streets is really no different from the greed and criminality we have witnessed in the boardrooms of our banks or in the expenses claims of some of our politicians.'  Sister Catherine Wybourne, Benedictine Nun....
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.14.2011
David Cameron has so canonised water cannons that they appear to be miracle-makers of the new morality drenching the fires of protest. “London is not Kensington,” an expat tells me. It is a discovery for the immigrant, too, and armed with this knowledge commentary is caged behind fabricated fences...
tania-hershman's picture
Aug.11.2011
It may be seen as ridiculous to be worrying about short stories - about fiction, about the arts in general - when looters are smashing windows around England, burning down buildings. It's a scary time. I feel it's been a scary time for quite a while now. How can I ask you to sign a petition to...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Aug.10.2011
The stories our leaders tell us matter, probably almost as much as the stories our parents tell us as children, because they orient us to what is, what could be, and what should be; to the worldviews they hold and to the values they hold sacred. Our brains evolved to “expect” stories with a...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Aug.10.2011
  The violence in London and the rest of the England is unbearable; I don't understand why many young people from different communities would make a choice to waste their energy in such negative things. The people who are paying are people who have lost their livelihoods, and the insurance firms...
sunny-singh's picture
Aug.09.2011
For the past three days, I have watched gangs of criminals run wild in the city that I have chosen for my home. Distressing reports of looting, arson, random violence have filled tv screens and newspapers and social media. In these three days, I have grown angrier and sadder with every news update...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.09.2011
Cut him some slack He's got the knack To make a public display Of his conscience at play The waitress at Tuscan Did not recognise the PM of Britain Serve yourself, she did pip He left no tip But as to the manor born He felt the need to atone A week aft on his Italian holiday He returned to the very...
cindy-sullivan's picture
Jun.16.2011
I’m quite certain that by now I would qualify as an honorary Canadian. I love the flag and maple syrup, wear Roots clothing, appreciate Canadian films, musicians and authors, and enjoy watching ice hockey. During my relatively brief residence, I have immersed myself in the socio-political...