Monthly Archives: March 2010

The most dangerous drug isn’t meow meow. It isn’t even alcohol …

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Newspapers are the biggest threat to the nation’s mental wellbeing Jump to comments • Charlie Brooker: Among a crowd of political automatons, Nigel Farage is like a wacky neighbour in a sitcom I’m a lightweight; always have been. I didn’t get properly drunk until I was 25, on a night out which culminated in a spectacular public vomiting in a Chinese ... Read More »

Revealed: Tony Blair’s secret oil links to Middle East

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Tony Blair’s secret links to Gulf oil giants were revealed today as fresh details emerged of his “carte blanche” support for George Bush’s Iraq war. The former prime minister has been in the pay of the Kuwaiti government and a South Korean oil firm for up to 18 months, a parliamentary watchdog has revealed. But the Advisory Committee on Business ... Read More »

”Πυροβόλησε κατευθείαν μέσα στον κόλπο μου”

Ενώ διάβαζα ένα βιβλίο με καταγεγραμμένες μαρτυρίες θυμάτων βιασμού στο Κονγκό, έπεσα πάνω σε μια ιστορία ενός θύματος που με συγκλόνισε. Ένιωσα άμεση σύνδεση με το θύμα, καθώς τότε που διηγήθηκε την ιστορία της, είχε την ίδια ηλικία με μένα. 32 ετών. Δεν μπορώ να φανταστώ πως άνθρωπος μπορεί να προκαλέσει τόσο πόνο σε κάποιον άλλον άνθρωπο! Τα λόγια αδυνατούν ... Read More »

German Archbishop Expresses Shame Over Scandal

BAD STAFFELSTEIN, Germany — The leader of the Catholic Church in Bavaria expressed “deep shame” on Thursday for cases of sexual molestation that have shaken the home region of Pope Benedict XVI, and said he was in favor of changing German law so that church officials would have a greater duty to report suspected child abuse to prosecutors. Read More »

New Property Lawsuit Against Turkey

A new property lawsuit has been lodged against Turkey through the Cyprus courts by two Cypriot lawyers representing the Shacolas Group, according to state broadcaster RIK The case concerns property worth multiple millions of euros in the north of the country which is occupied by Turkish troops and is the first time that a lawsuit has been lodged directly against ... Read More »

Independent review of IPCC and its global warming reports: an answer to critics

Top international scientists will take part in an independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its reports on global warming, which have been widely criticized recently for inaccuracies. Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra Pachauri speaks at a joint press conference with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (not pictured) at UN headquarters in ... Read More »

Robert Fisk: Living proof of the Armenian genocide

The US wants to deny that Turkey’s slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 was genocide. But the evidence is there, in a hilltop orphanage near Beirut. It’s only a small grave, a rectangle of cheap concrete marking it out, blessed by a flourish of wild yellow lilies. Inside are the powdered bones and skulls and bits of femur of ... Read More »