Hong Kong's Mong Kok 'Occupy' Camp Shrinks After Police Clearout

Tom Grundy | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK
Tom Grundy

Hundreds of police officers, many in riot gear, swooped into Hong Kong's Mong Kok Occupy encampment in the early hours of this morning. Police and street cleaners removed barricades and tents, leaving pro-democracy protesters restricted a smaller area of Nathan Rd in Kowloon, occupying the southbound side only.

‘We Can Do Better': Russell Brand Tells David Letterman Why He Wants A Revolution

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Russell Brand was a guest on the 'Late Show With David Letterman' on Monday night - and he was plugging his new book, 'Revolution'. When asked by L...

Five Ways to Look at Malevich's Black Square

Tate | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

He made his intention clear; he wanted to completely abandon depicting reality and instead invent a new world of shapes and forms that belonged exclusively in the realm of art for art's sake.

The Collaborative Economy - A Revolution in Real-Time

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

The revolution is here. But, unlike our predecessors, who witnessed mass changes in cultures via whispers in their community after the event, we're watching it unfold in front of our eyes. And what is it that's changing this time? Well, the very fundamentals of business strategy and commerce itself. Although instead of waiting to see what's happened, we're online and in the thick of it. Watching the revolution in real-time.

Iraq's Revolution

Struan Stevenson MEP | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson MEP

For the mullahs in Tehran, the fall of Maliki and his replacement with a non-sectarian, fully democratic government in Baghdad would be anathema and the Iranian President Rouhani has already stated that he will intervene in Iraq to stop the terrorists.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Tony Mckenna | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tony Mckenna

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens with a vision of what is to come; a smoking, smouldering post-apocalyptic wasteland where the few remaining mutants shelter in the barren crags, darting through the rubble, trying to avoid extermination at the hands of sinister, implacable robots - the Sentinels.

The New President of Ukraine!

Inna Shevchenko | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Inna Shevchenko

The Holy date of 25 May, the day of presidential elections in Ukraine, the country's territory is becoming smaller and smaller. Indeed, the elections will not take place in Crimea, rightful territory of Ukraine which was proclaimed by Putin and his gangs of separatists as part of Russian territory. Even after a failed referendum, it seems like the eastern part of Ukraine is not going to participate in the vote as well, as half of the polling stations are already occupied by separatists in the Donbass region. The country is in the middle of a war with an exterior enemy but Ukrainians say that the elections have to happen anyways!

The New Industrial Revolution

Martin Nieri | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Martin Nieri

In this year's budget, George Osborne announced that the UK's economy will witness growth in 2014 of 2.7%, reaching levels we haven't seen since pre-recession in 2008...

Political Revolution Could Happen Within a Generation

Clare Phipps | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Politics
Clare Phipps

Like thousands of other Britons across the country, I begin my days by catching up on the latest news. And, on an increasingly frequent basis, it is often enough to make me feel like crawling back under the covers - or search for the latest "21 Cutest Animals Ever!" Buzzfeed...

A Requiem for the World's Revolutionaries

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It gives me no pleasure to say this: revolutions are often in vain. It is, alas, too easy to be swept up in the excitement of young protesters taking control of the streets... TV cameras blinking down from the balconies of nearby hotels give us the impression of a people in revolt, an unstoppable wave of protest, sweeping away oppression and corruption.

Make Politics Social

David McGuire | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
David McGuire

Why hasn't politics - more specifically, voting and influence - transferred into the realm of smartphones and micro-thinned tablets? It makes no sense. There is an obvious social disconnect here.

Don't Be Afraid of Change: Don't Fix It If It's Not Broken!

Kamran Assadi | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamran Assadi

Change is a common process that happens throughout all our lives. It's necessary and important - it has to happen, regardless of what we think. Sometimes, we have no say on what changes and how it does that. It's easier to accept it and change with it.

Brand's Not the Messiah, He's A Very Naughty Boy

Jilly Luke | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jilly Luke

Russell Brand found a willing audience in Cambridge earlier this week as students turned out in their hundreds to hear him muse upon subjects as diverse as One Direction (Harry Styles is "apparently a bit of a character"), recreational drugs (Brand would have them fully legalised and regulated) and, of course, his much fêted revolution.

The Tragedy of Nelson Mandela

Marko Kasic | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Marko Kasic

The biggest tragedy of all is, if we're lucky enough to survive until we're old, grey and wrinkled, and our grandchildren ask us what we gave to the world we lived in, we are only able to say that we took more than we gave. For the man who dies without giving more than he has taken can take no triumph from his life.

WATCH: Journalists Beaten Up By Ukrainian Police

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK

Brutal footage and pictures have emerged of journalists being attacked by Ukrainian police in Kiev. A Euronews cameraman was pushed to the ground a...

Kiev Protesters Barricade Square, With Christmas Trees

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

More than 10,000 Ukrainians have already thronged into Kiev's main square Monday morning, after a weekend of violent protests which saw a column of ri...

We're Not Apathetic: Telling Us We Are Is Undermining Democracy

Sam Fowles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

We're not interested in winding back the clock. We don't see the world as an epic struggle between capital and labour. And we don't have all the answers. Yet. What we do see is people being disempowered. And not just by the government. What marks out the political discourse of my generation is that we have organised against any power which negatively impacts our lives.

Did Russell Brand Really Mean That We Should Govern With Facebook?

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

It's been two weeks since Russell Brand was on the BBC Newsnight programme telling Jeremy Paxman that voting is a waste of time. Since then, it feels a little like democracy itself has been drowned in a political cacophony as Brand lovers and haters debate his prediction of revolution in the UK.

Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution - In Defence of Russell Brand

Jackson Rawlings | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jackson Rawlings

Calling for nothing less than a revolution whilst having a chat with his favourite beard-brother Jeremy Paxman, Brand has caused quite the stir. There's a split developing between those that think he might just be on to something and those that think he's talking out of his 'arris.

Time to Get Serious...

Mags Waterhouse | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mags Waterhouse

Russell Brand told us it was time for a revolution. And we can see the logic to his reasoning. People are suffering as never before, through no desire or fault of their own. And when the Appeal Court twice in one week have deemed government action illegal - over aspects of the NHS privatisation and on Workfare - it could seem that now is as good a time as any to revolt.

A Better Way to Revolution

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I suggested a few days ago that urging people not to vote might not be the most effective way to bring about fundamental political change... Here are my thoughts on some other ways of acting politically without necessarily having to faff about putting a mark on a ballot paper next to the name of someone for whom you may have nothing but contempt. My slogan for today (yes, I know it's not original) is: Think Big, Act Small.

Russell Brand's Revolution - Let's Think About It?

Jason Reed | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

One thing's for sure, Brand has managed to get the county talking, and that's a political bullseye in itself. It seems it takes a rather large hammer to crack the apathetic nut that is UK politics, and this proves Russell's point as to why there's a very real and ingrained reason that we're swaddled in political apathy. We are creaking under the laden weight of a benign democracy.

Russell Brand Ought to Be Concealing His Pseudo-Intellect, Not Flaunting It

James Snell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Snell

It is genuinely hard work to decide - below the affected accent, and the lexicographical obfuscation (see what I did there?) - whether Brand is actually saying something worthwhile. In his interview with Jeremy Paxman, Brand managed to say very little.

Where's Russell's Revolution?

Daniel Wood | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Wood

Lots of people on Facebook and Twitter responded '*YAY* Russell *YAY*' to Russell Brand's Newsnight interview with Jeremy Paxman, last week. He is cer...

There'll Be Revolution Alright Russell - And It'll Be Thanks to the Internet

Hannah Lippitt | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Politics
Hannah Lippitt

Obviously these ideas are nothing new (hello Karl Marx), but personally I think he's spot on about the apathy and disenchantment felt by the public about a political system that seems to serve the few, not the many and that he's got his finger on the pulse of potent frustration among the electorate in the UK and indeed much of the Western world.