Entries by John Wight from 04/2012

The Paparazzi Versus Celebrities: Whose Side Are You On?

| Posted 04.10.2012 | Huffington Post

Back in 2004 I was living in Hollywood and in need of a job. I got a start with a well known and notorious celebrity news agency. The atmosphere in the place was near-feral towards celebrities, who were hunted round the clock by photographers commissioned by the agency. It was truly surreal.

The Easter Rising of 1916 - A Terrible Beauty Is Born

| Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Politics

William Butler Yeats' epic poem on the Easter Rising of 1916 has immortalised an event which possesses all the elements of a Greek tragedy and which ninety-six years later is still capable of stirring strong emotions.

In Defence of Multiculturalism

| Posted 04.17.2012 | UK Politics

With the trial in Norway of mass murderer Anders Breivik now underway, a man whose complete lack of remorse and indeed evident satisfaction over the slaughter of 77 people was a sickening sight to behold, it is time for progressive forces in the West to make a stand in defence of multiculturalism.

2,000 Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike and Zero News Coverage

| Posted 04.30.2012 | World

There are currently 2000 Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons, though judging by the lack of coverage of the story in the mainstream media...