Entries from August 2011
29 August 2011 - Wasted money on wars: blame the invaded
24 August 2011 - The speed camera debate: refusal to acknowledge costs
12 August 2011 - Police claims not questioned, eye-witness accounts forgotten
4 August 2011 - Getting the desired message across after Spain protests
30 August 2011 - Irish cuts and tax rises: positive effect?
17 August 2011 - Wrongdoing by politicians always described as 'mistakes'
Suez in Perspective, a Central Office of Information film made in 1960, four years after the Suez Canal Crisis, provides - based on what we now know - an imbalanced, and in some ways, false account of the 1956 British invasion of Port Said and the Suez Canal. The film, which...
Footage of the heaviest night of the London riots, Monday 8th August, showed frequent scenes of what were described as a ‘stand-offs’ between police and rioters. In cases where there was no stand-off, police appeared to watch while acts of looting and arson took place. During both the student protests of November...
For a third day riots are underway in several boroughs of London. Reporting earlier this evening from Hackney, the BBC’s Phillipa Thomas repeatedly referred to the rioters as ‘protesters’. What they may be protesting against, she did not say. As the Met itself has suggested, the current riots are not connected...
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