Tom ‘two-dinners’ Watson joins Guantanamo solidarity hunger strike

Tom ‘two-dinners’ Watson joins Guantanamo solidarity hunger strike

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 11:45 Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has gone on a hunger strike in solidarity with prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Watson will go without food and will drink only water as he protests against the treatment of Ahmed Rabbani and Khalid Qasim in the US-controlled prison in Cuba. According to reports, […]

Comey drafted ‘unclassified’ statement ending Clinton email investigation long before case closed

Comey drafted ‘unclassified’ statement ending Clinton email investigation long before case closed

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 06:42 In newly-released documents, the FBI confirms that former Director James Comey sent a draft statement regarding the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, months before interviewing her. The title of the release is ‘Drafts of Director Comey’s July 5, 2016 Statement Regarding Email Server Investigation’. This title refers […]

It looks like an oxymoron, but Earth optimism is worth a try

It looks like an oxymoron, but Earth optimism is worth a try

Roland Seitre/naturepl.com FIFTY-FIVE years ago last month, Rachel Carson published her seminal book Silent Spring. Its warning that indiscriminate use of pesticides was poisoning the planet is frequently credited with having started the modern environmental movement. What has that movement achieved? Arguably not much. Certainly not enough. Pesticides still abound, we’re in the midst of […]

Dam controversy: Remaking the Mekong

Dam controversy: Remaking the Mekong

Published online 19 October 2011 | Nature478, 305-307 (2011) | doi:10.1038/478305a News Feature Scientists are hoping to stall plans to erect a string of dams along the Mekong River. Gayathri Vaidyanathan Damming the Mekong River could harm millions who rely on migratory fish, such as the fishermen in this floating village in Kandal, Cambodia.H. Sinith/AP […]

Man who declared knife “fake weapon” shocked that it could still stab him.

Man who declared knife “fake weapon” shocked that it could still stab him.

Following in the now popular trend of calling things you don’t like “fake” to discredit them, Seattle Convenient Store Clerk, Fred Nunchenhausen declared the knife of a would be robber fake during an armed robbery. Although, Mr. Nunchenhausen was able to prevent the robbery, he was stabbed in the process. “I’m not sure went wrong,” […]

Donald Trump Is Not A Bimbo

Donald Trump Is Not A Bimbo

Just because he can’t call an American Nazi a terrorist, or a white supremest a terrorist, the World International Society of Psychiatry and Stability, announced that they do not believe that Donald Trump’s bone spurs, (the same bone spurs that secured five deferments during Viet Nam) migrated to his brain. Professionally in the know, the […]

Exam Board to set new GCSE in cramming for exams

Teachers’ unions reacted with dismay today as the Midland Examining Group announced that, for GCSE courses starting from September 2018, it will begin offering a new qualification in ‘Test theory and Examination technique’ with the first exams to be set in summer 2020. ‘We see this as the culmination of a drive by successive governments […]

Hurricane Ophelia to be trialled in Scotland

Tropical cyclone Hurricane Orphelia is to be trialled in Scotland as a preparation for possible rollout across the UK, the Government has announced. A Government minister told us: ‘If we look at the previous ‘no hurricanes’ system, the wealthier in society were forced to take the brunt of the winds via damage to their yachts, […]

Former Undocumented Immigrant Receives Prestigious Genius Award And $625k

Former Undocumented Immigrant Receives Prestigious Genius Award And $625k

“This conversation is about human rights, it’s about racial justice, it’s about the right of everyone to fulfill their dreams,” said social justice organizer Cristina Jimenez Moreta, the co-founder and executive director of United We Dream. The 33-year-old activist just became one of the 24 extraordinary “geniuses” to receive the 2017 McArthur Fellowship grant of […]

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