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What the Human Zoo Tells Us About Online Engagement

Kajal Odedra | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kajal Odedra

The web and sites like Change.org means that people can speak out and have more impact than ever before - proving wrong the assumption that the public don't care about politics. They care about the issues that matter to them and when institutions like the Barbican are challenged - we should celebrate that disruptive behaviour, whether you agree with Sara's campaign or not.

I Support Leo Andrade-Martinez, a Mother Fighting to Bring Her Severely Autistic Son Home

Jo Worgan | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

Leo Andrade-Martinez is a mother of 3 from Islington, London and 16 months ago her world was turned upside down when her son, Stephen 19 who has severe autism was placed into a psychiatric unit at St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton, which is 80 miles from their Islington home.

Award Winning Student Newspaper in Funding Crisis

Leo Garbutt | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Leo Garbutt

Leeds Student is valued by students and is an asset to the reputation of both Leeds University Union and the University. Going forward, this must be recognised by the Union.

Pistorius Advert Is Most Complained-About UK Advert Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK

Paddy Power's controversial Oscar Pistorius advert has become the most complained-about UK advert of all time with the Advertising Standards Authority...

Pendant In A Teacup

Nabila Pathan | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Nabila Pathan

Let's be clear, the man wearing the pendant, as part of the story plot in the music video, disintegrated. The pendant was not the target. Even the accusation that it could be covert targeting really does not convince. It was a fashion accessory, albeit a poor choice for an ancient Egyptian video shoot where Arabic was not even the language of the times being depicted.

Russell Brand Didn't Cave to the System, He Hacked It

Katherine Sladden | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics
Katherine Sladden

In Jon Snow's interview with Russell Brand last week the presenter accused the comedian of inconsistency for rallying against parliamentary democracy while asking people to sign a government e-petition. I think Jon missed the point. Russell Brand didn't play by the rules of our parliamentary system, he hacked it.

Distracted by a Big, Shiny Arms Deal - David Cameron Has Abandoned a British Citizen, Please Help

Alastair Sloan | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

Cameron blushed. Our arms industry credentials were in tatters. While this botched deal was playing out, a British citizen named Afsana Lauchaux, was in serious trouble. She still is...

Why Muslims Don't Like Cartoons

Sharmeen Ziauddin | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics
Sharmeen Ziauddin

When I hear the word 'cartoon' and 'Muhammad' in the same sentence, I cringe and prepare myself for a plethora of conflict and disharmony between Muslims and the rest of the world. To the West we Muslims may come across as over-zealous, overexcited and too defensive-but this is not without reason...

No2BedroomTax Campaigners Calls on the Scottish Government to Fund Bedroom Tax Shortfall in Scotland

Alan Wyllie | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

On Tuesday 28 January, the No2BedroomTax Campaign will present our petition that calls for "the Scottish Government to make approximately £50 million available to mitigate all effects of the bedroom tax in Scotland" to the Welfare Reform Committee at the Scottish Parliament. This petition is not asking for changes in legislation but instead calls for a temporary funding measures that will protect tenants, Housing Associations and Councils in Scotland.

FGM Campaigners Reach 100,000 Signatures Needed for Parliamentary Debate

Dexter Dias QC | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Dexter Dias QC

When the moment finally arrived, Leyla Hussein was asleep. Since July last year, along with her anti-FGM colleagues, she's been tirelessly campaigning to secure the 100,000 signatures necessary to qualify her petition for a Parliamentary debate on Female Genital Mutilation. Then at about 4am on Friday morning, the campaign finally crossed that particular finishing line.

Jessica Elgot

How Online Campaigning Won 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Online campaigning certainly has its critics. In a forthcoming book, researchers from Oxford University say they have found 99.9% of e-petitions f...

The Effect of the Sun's Page Three On UK Society

Jack Fletcher | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

We all know sex sells but the topless women pictured on The Sun's Page 3 are being objectified - not treated as real and normal human beings. There is no doubt the women are doing it out of free will but it is all about context as a NEWSpaper.

Do Elephants Deserve Foreign Aid?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Philip Mansbridge

Zac Goldsmith MP is calling on the UK government to release some of its billions of 'Foreign Aid' money to help stop the decimation of wildlife in developing nations. We at Care for the Wild helped to draft the wording of Zac's Early Day Motion (EDM) and fully support it, but why?

Bedroom Tax Protest in Glasgow Planned for 29 March 2014

Alan Wyllie | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

The Bedroom Tax was introduced in April 2013 to public outrage to a blatantly unfair policy. Tenants and activists warned of the devastation that the bedroom tax would bring; The debt, evictions and mental torment that would hit some of the most vulnerable tenants in the UK.

Bedroom Tax Mitigation in Scotland

Alan Wyllie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Wyllie

The Under-Occupancy Element of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 has created scores of headlines in the media. The obvious unfairness of a policy that penalises tenants in social housing who are deemed to have a 'spare' bedroom instinctively goes against the values of the majority of the electorate...

Autumn Dangers for Our Pets

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

It looks like our glorious British summer maybe well and truly over for another year so what better time to highlight some important autumnal hazards now facing our beloved pets?

Transphobia Is in the Dictionary

Claudia White | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia White

I could not be more proud of each and every person who signed my petition and made this possible. The first step in tackling a problem is identifying it, and that is what this petition is about: We have officially defined and identified transphobia. It's not about accepting that transphobia takes place, but about identifying that there is a problem and tackling it.

Dear Tour De France, It's About Time You Let Women Cycle Too

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For the past 100 years, the Tour de France has been one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. But, sadly, it has also been one of the ...

Not Going to Take It Sitting Down

Mik Scarlet | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics
Mik Scarlet

I am afraid that I have to tell you all that it's a difficult time to be disabled in the UK right now. Whatever the pros and cons of the current benefit reforms might be, the wildly contradicting reports and views from the media mean that those people who are personally effected by the changes are under a considerable amount of stress and worry about what the future might hold.

We Took on Friends Life in Memory of My Friend Nic - And Won

Kester Brewin | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

I had sat with Nic as he had battled with the company over this decision, reading the letters he obtained from his doctors calling the company's decision "cruel and highly distasteful." I promised him then that I would continue to fight for the family when he was gone.

It Doesn't Have to Be 'Blacknose' Day

Crispin Flintoff | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Crispin Flintoff

Not only is Cameron's appearance on Comic Relief offensive to many, but it is likely to see fewer people contribute. For this reason, I have set up a petition asking the BBC to edit out David Cameron from Comic Relief.

The E-asy Way to E-petition

Sophia Moseley | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Sophia Moseley

If you feel something is wrong on a national scale then perhaps you should think about asking your MP to raise the matter at government level.

Toy Company Creates 'Gender Neutral' Oven (Because 'Boys Like To Cook Too'!)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Toy company Hasbro has had its fair share of toddlers with 'tude throwing their sexist toys out of the pram this year. It feels like just yesterday...

'Death Star Petition' Signed By 19,350 People

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Tech

The world's biggest military and a dead Bin Laden are apparently not enough to make some Americans feel secure. A petition calling for the White Ho...

Death Star Petition Urges White House To Build Killer Space Station

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Tech

A petition has been launched in America calling for the White House to build a Death Star. More than 1,000 American citizens have demanded the inte...