Salmond Fishing in the UK?

March 20, 2012 9:50 am4 comments
Salmond Fishing in the UK?

“In the Year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland – starving and outnumbered – charged the fields of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets; they fought like Scotsmen, and won their freedom.” So ended Braveheart which provoked strong reactions worldwide, not least because it starred an Australian as one […]

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Shades of Sanity: A story about soldiers handling war.

March 19, 2012 12:59 pm0 comments
Shades of Sanity: A story about soldiers handling war.

Robert Bales, the married father of two, murdered in cold blood 16 innocent Afghans including nine children, and then set their corpses ablaze. He has been transferred to Fort Leavenworth military prison where he will be psycho-analysed by doctors who have experience of working with people like this. John Henry Browne, […]

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NGO’s, Social Media and armchair ‘slacktivism’.

March 15, 2012 2:23 pm1 comment
NGO’s, Social Media and armchair ‘slacktivism’.

Thomas Lubanga was found guilty of snatching children and using them as killers to maintain his grip on power over gold mines in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ituri region. Whilst Lubanga’s victims waited six years to get some sort of justice in some areas of the Congo he is […]

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A War Undone?

March 14, 2012 7:44 pm1 comment
A War Undone?

Having always been a strong supporter of the war in Afghanistan, when I awoke on Sunday morning to read the reports of a rogue US soldier in the Kandahar Province killing 16 innocent civilians, I could not help but re-question my own views and examine the potential futility of the […]

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War with Syria?

March 11, 2012 2:11 am0 comments
War with Syria?

This article looks to explore the last words written by Marie Colvin, a renowned journalist for the Sunday Times. She wrote an article which contained a desperate plea for help from the western world to stop Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, and his army from the mass genocide that they […]

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Joseph Kony and KONY 2012

March 9, 2012 3:49 pm3 comments
Joseph Kony and KONY 2012

Within the past few days an internet sensation has struck the world in the form of Invisible Children’s Joseph Kony 2012 appeal. Never before has Facebook been utilised in such a manner that an idea has spread across it, around the entire world, in such a short amount of time. […]

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