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Lads' Mags: Objectification Is Bad, But So Are Censorship and Sexual Repression

(12) Comments | Posted 9 August 2013 | (00:00)

There is a fine line between arguing in favour of a publisher's right to print something and being seen to be defending the content being published.

There shouldn't be, for the principle is very simple: freedom of expression should apply whether one agrees with the views being promulgated or not....

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Don't Give the Woolwich Attacks a Meaning They Don't Deserve

(4) Comments | Posted 23 May 2013 | (14:29)

Despite a few isolated incidents of thuggishness and much hot air from the online fraternity of the far-right, the aftermath of yesterday's gruesome events in Woolwich passed off relatively peacefully.

On the whole as events unfolded most people simply looked at their television sets in shock and revulsion.

The media's...

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Is Junk Food the New Tobacco? No, Not Really

(1) Comments | Posted 9 December 2012 | (23:00)

A US judge has ordered tobacco firms to fund a public health campaign detailing their "past deception" over the risks associated with tobacco use.

The move is predicated on the notion that tobacco companies "deliberately deceived the American public about the health effects of smoking".

The president of...

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Socialism and Blasphemy: All Authority Should Be Ridiculed

(0) Comments | Posted 18 September 2012 | (00:00)

Violent protests have spread across the Middle East and North Africa in response to an anti-Islamic film, The Innocence of Muslims, that was posted on YouTube.

To call the film a piece of third-rate dross would be too lenient. Aesthetically the film is patently awful, and features a cast who...

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Dennis Skinner MP: Incorruptible and Unapologetic

(12) Comments | Posted 27 July 2012 | (10:14)

Dennis Skinner, the veteran 79-year-old backbench Labour MP, was in trademark form as he was overheard talking about plans to publish members' expenses online. "I'm not going to be putting my expenses on the internet," he complained emphatically to friends. "I wouldn't know how. I've never sent an email and...

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It's Time the Left Apologised for Its Denial of the Srebrenica Massacre

(0) Comments | Posted 17 May 2012 | (12:56)

Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic intended to "ethnically cleanse" Bosnia, the opening day of his war crimes trial at the Hague heard yesterday.

There has been ample evidence for some time detailing the massacre of over 7,000 Muslims in Srebrenica during the summer of 1995, as well as...

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What Would British Fascism Look Like?

(49) Comments | Posted 30 April 2012 | (00:00)

It has been reported that the National Front (NF) is planning on fielding 35 mayoral and local election candidates in May, the largest number it has put up for election since 1983.

An outfit that most of us thought had disappeared in the 1980s has re-emerged due to splits that...

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A Nuclear Iran Could Consign Non-Proliferation to the History Books

(2) Comments | Posted 10 April 2012 | (21:38)

The prediction made by right-thinking individuals during the 20th century that proliferation would be an inevitable consequence of the existence of nuclear weapons has come to bear.

Those states with nuclear weapons are upgrading, replenishing and replacing their stocks, while those without them are increasingly weighing up the benefits...

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