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Argentina’s third way – defending journalism in Latin America

Argentina’s third way – defending journalism in Latin America

It was on my first visit to Buenos Aires that I commented on the distinctive red colour of the stone used for Government House in the centre of the city. “Ah,” said my guide, “that is because it is reconstituted stone, and during the making it was mixed with the […]

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24/07/2011 at 09:46Life&Liberty Travel

I Withdraw (poem)

I Withdraw (poem)

I Withdraw by Odimegwu Onwumere There is no problem. That you are for another man does not make me a less man, either. We are all fighting for an egalitarian world, irrespective of religion, creed and tribe. I might say I LOVE YOU does not make me sleepless. We do […]

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22/07/2011 at 12:11Life&Liberty Share the vibe

Send your kids to Spy School

Send your kids to Spy School

Send your kids to Spy School! Teach them how to watch others! Enhance their powers of observation! Don’t let them take anything for granted. Help them identify the common enemy! Learning all these useful skills will stand your children in good stead. They’ll be well-equipped for life in the society […]

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19/07/2011 at 21:22Life&Liberty

Festivals – a very British way to holiday

A collection of photos from British summer music festivals in recent years.

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22/05/2011 at 14:47Share the vibe

Robin Hood tax out of the woods?

Robin Hood tax out of the woods?

Brussels, 8th March 2011. The European Parliament today adopted a position backing the idea of a Financial Transaction Tax (or “Robin Hood tax”), which could raise billions and ensure that the financial-services sector contributes better towards the cost of recovering from the current economic crisis. The objective of the tax […]

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08/03/2011 at 09:42EU

Libraries as a public good

Libraries as a public good

Tales from a Brussels bar   It had been cold outside all week, so I was happy that night to wedge myself against the radiator, pint in hand, and peruse the headlines. A quiet evening – there was just a sprinkling of customers – the usual suspects. And I wasn’t […]

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23/02/2011 at 09:52Life&Liberty Tales - Brussels bar UK

Why defend Wikileaks?

Why defend Wikileaks?

Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger writes on 28/01/2011 about the Wikileaks “Cablegate” stories:

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29/01/2011 at 01:30Life&Liberty

In defence of Headington library

In defence of Headington library

Headington public library in Oxford, UK, is to close as part of the County Council cuts to local services. Local residents are unhappy ..

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31/12/2010 at 13:59Life&Liberty UK

Ten songs about print journalism

Ten songs about print journalism

Jimmy Brown the newsboy Once upon a time, being a newspaperman (or woman) was something to stand up and shout about. Journalism was a noble occupation.

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16/12/2010 at 14:43Share the vibe

Statewatch launches free access to civil-liberties websites

Statewatch launches free access to civil-liberties websites

Statewatch has now made access to its two websites on specialist civil liberties subjects totally free. These two online resources are a unique record of the struggle for civil liberties in Europe over the past 20 years, and provide an essential resource for students, journalists, academics, lawyers and community activists. […]

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16/12/2010 at 13:24Life&Liberty