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Tony Benn Dead: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Former Labour MP

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics

Tony Benn - rightly described by Labour leader Ed Miliband as an "iconic figure of our age" - has passed away, aged 88. But how much do you really kno...

WATCH: Russell Brand Vs Heckler

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Meanwhile, somewhere on his 'Messiah Complex' tour, Russell Brand has to deal with a heckler who interrupts his show with a view on Gandhi that is, it...

Theatre Review: Drawing the Line, Hampstead Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Drawing the Line certainly ticks all the boxes in content and characters but at times in the first half this did feel like a dramatized documentary rather than a theatrical piece. I found it fascinating though but then I like historical fiction.

Mandela - What Now?

Simon Cohen | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Simon Cohen

Mandela has passed, but his message lives on through all of us. Whenever we confront words, policies, ideas that seek to place us in a status of being apart, may we have the courage and imagination to stand up for our fellow travellers. What now? It's up to all of us.

The Death of Communication *Insert Sad Emoticon Here*

Matthew Phillips | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Tech
Matthew Phillips

It is modern life's great irony that, in a world that is better connected than ever before, we have become more incapable of that central pillar of communication: conversation.

The Red Moral Line in Syria

Simon Cohen | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Cohen

The current moral argument regarding Syria is limited. The red line of chemical weapons is plotted on a wider graph of violence. Morality is relevant to the whole graph, not just the red line. For too long, innocent Syrian people have suffered greatly and lost lives at the violent hands of the regime.

'We' the Protesters: Has World Wide Web Really Changed the Way We Protest?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

"Facebook likes do not save lives." The worrying trend of slacktivism renders social change to be a deceptively simple process. In terms of political movements like the one that Egypt, this form of online support might be detrimental to the democratic process of nation building in the long term.

Wars of Words Are Violent, Too

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

The so-called war of words involving North Korea, South Korea and the United States, raises an important question for our time: how do we define violence? Many people have pointed to the threat of violent conflict, but I believe that it has already taken place. In Buddhism, violence is thought of not just as physical action, but in terms of our thoughts and words as well.

Obama is a 'Wretched Coward' and Israel is a 'Lunatic State,' but Norman Finkelstein is Still Optimistic....

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Political scientist, activist and author of the Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah, the famous Dr. Norman Finkelstein was in Belgium, to talk abou...

Future Shock! My Top 15 Hopes for 2013 and Beyond...

Michael Townsend | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK
Michael Townsend

Alvin Toffler published Future Shock in 1970, at a time of great social and economic upheaval. Toffler sought to help people make sense of what was g...

Social Media and Protest - The Indian Spring?

Professor Ravinder Barn | Posted 10.03.2013 | UK Tech
Professor Ravinder Barn

The recent brutal rape and murder of the 23-year-old Indian student has ignited a spark throughout India which has been described as a new movement and an awakening to demand action, fairness, gender equality and above all safety for girls and women of India.

8 Spiritual Gifts to Give Yourself for a Less Stressful Christmas

Tony Lobl | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

If this Christmas "state of mind" helps free us from stress during the holiday season wouldn't we want to keep bringing out these same spiritual elements in our lives throughout the year?

Capitalism 2.0: Is There a Better Way?

Michael Townsend | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Michael Townsend

"Do not be mistaken. There are many thousands of business leaders and investors at all scales who want to align their actions and their decisions with...

Spielberg's Tribute to Lincoln: The Iconic Filmmaker Loves Larger Than Life Themes

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

A six-year-old boy on his first visit to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, could not muster the courage to look at the face of the giant-sized statue of the man who abolished slavery in America. Steven Spielberg's gaze stopped at the hands of Abraham Lincoln. He was quite shaken by the experience.

India's March for Justice

Sarah Filbey | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK
Sarah Filbey

Last week more than 50,000 landless poor people from all over India set off on a long walk to demand their rights to land and resources. Their journey will take them over 200 miles from the carved stone pillars demarcating the exit of Mela Exhibition Grounds in Gwalior, all the way down the national highway to India's national parliament in Delhi.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Rita Pal | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK
Rita Pal

Fasting has been common throughout history . It is the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. It is often used as a method of non-violent resistance to effect political change. Famous fasts include the forty hour fast by World Vision to bring awareness to poverty and hunger around the world. Mohandas K. Gandhi conducted several prolonged fasts as effective political and social protests.

The Customer is Doing US a Favour!

Richard Denny | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK
Richard Denny

Much of what I talk about and what we teach at Denny Training, is to ensure that at all times, the customer is at the forefront of every decision we make.

Mahatma Gandhi's Blood-Stained Soil To Be Sold At Auction

Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

Mahatma Gandhi's blood-stained soil, collected from the site of his assassination, is to be auctioned in the UK, in a sale of Gandhi memorabilia that ...

Dogs, the By-Products Thereof, and How They Saved My Life

Alistair Coleman | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Alistair Coleman

I am not a violent man. I am tolerant of a great many things which would drive others to despair. In fact, I have been known to turn the other cheek on the sort of behaviour that would turn Gandhi into an axe-wielding homicidal maniac, or make Jesus run amok with his best carpenters' cordless drill.

Death Penalty in the Land of Non-Violence

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK
Jasdev Singh Rai

For a country that brands itself on Gandhi, non violence and cow protection, the death penalty in India and Balwant Singh Rajoana's imminent hanging on 31 March might appear to be an aberration.

Creating Convenient History

Tom Stevenson | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK
Tom Stevenson

"The deepest, the only theme of human history," wrote Goethe in Israel in the Desert, "is the conflict of scepticism with faith". True or not, his wor...

Protest: Violent or Non-Violent?

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

As a fervent believer in pacifism, my heart is well and truly thrusting me in the direction of non-violence. However, my head - and (just occasionally) history - tells me that violent demonstrations are more effective than peaceful ones.

Is India Heading To Be The First IN Failed Democracies?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Politics
Sreedhar Pillai

If the recent Arab Spring and the Jasmine Revolution have ushered in a new breeze of strength and vibrancy to the ideal of democracy, it is sadly para...

India's Topi Revolution

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK
Jasdev Singh Rai

It seems to be the year of upheavals and democratic India also appears to have caught the fever. The anticorruption wave gripping India is getting big...