Public Order

Do Police Tactics at Demonstrations Encourage Rather Than Prevent Public Disorder?

Glenn McMahon | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK
Glenn McMahon

What came out over the four week trial at Woolwich Crown Court gives rise to serious questions over whether kettling thousands of protesters in a confined space without warning or explanation does more harm than good - inflaming tensions, provoking conflict and increasing the number of injuries and damage that it's supposed to prevent.

Naive Activism: Abuse of Women Is Always, Everywhere, Abuse

Jane Fae | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fae

I know I can be naïve. Western-centred too. I write and campaign on a range of issues loosely described as "womens' issues" and "lgbt issues": but my focus, mostly, is on those things that go on in the UK, then Europe and, because of family ties, Eastern Europe.

The Road to Hell - My Defence of Sexist, Racist and (Yes Certainly) Rape Jokes

John Fleming | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Banning any jokes about anything is a bad idea. Trying to get comedy club owners to ban comedians who (they believe) tell or have told or may tell 'rape jokes' is not just a bad idea, it is actively dangerous. Where does the censorship end?

Video Of Police Clashing With Cyclists Attracts Thousands Of Views

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

YouTube videos which allegedly capture clashes between pro-cycling campaigners and police have attracted over 17,000 views in the wake of arrests of m...