Entries by Gary Spedding from 08/2012

Belfast: Pride is a Protest!

| Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

No matter how much of this amazingly diverse planet one experiences, there can be no substitute for the exquisitely unique annual celebration of Gay Pride. Indeed the collective collaboration over the years between various LGBT groups and those supporting them has brought together a whirlwind of colourful displays by those of us who are out and proud.

Is There a Cure for Homophobia?

| Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

I am confident Homophobia has a cure!

Irish Students to March for Marriage

| Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Politics

Later this week, Dublin City shall witness what looks set to be a phenomenal turnout for the LGBT Noise 'March for Marriage' protest.

Northern Ireland's Legal Predicament on Marriage Equality

| Posted 08.21.2012 | UK Politics

It is now up to the people of Northern Ireland to ask our assembly members to take bold steps for equality. Perhaps one day, in the near future, we will defeat prejudice and intolerance against the LGBT community for good and Homophobia won't ever be an acceptable replacement for sectarian hatred.

Qatar's Exploited Migrants

| Posted 08.26.2012 | UK Politics

As ongoing unrest in neighbouring Bahrain rages, Qatar has been largely ignored by almost everyone. I feel some light should be shone on the not-so-perfect Gulf State to help people understand what life for migrants is really like out there in Doha City.

Israeli Judge: State Not Responsible for Rachel Corrie's Death

| Posted 08.28.2012 | UK Politics

This devastating verdict raises new questions over whether this ruling will allow the IDF to misuse their ability to simply declare everywhere a closed military zone in order to be absolved from prosecution for harming civilian life.

Verdict on Rachel Corrie Case Could Set a Frightening Precedent for Israel's Military

| Posted 08.29.2012 | UK Politics

Reflecting upon the verdict given at a Haifa district court on Tuesday morning, essentially blaming the victim for her own death, the intransigency of Israel's politicised justice system was immediately exposed when the judge legitimised a legal avenue for Israel to exploit now and in any similar future case.