Google Calendar. Gender. The fourth wave of feminism: meet the rebel women. The campaign for women's liberation never went away, but this year a new swell built up and broke through.
Since the early summer, I've been talking to feminist activists and writers for a short book, All The Rebel Women, and as I tried to keep up with the protests, marches and talks, my diary became a mess of clashing dates. 11 questions to see if libertarians are hypocrites. This article originally appeared on Alternet.
Libertarians have a problem. Their political philosophy all but died out in the mid- to late-20th century, but was revived by billionaires and corporations that found them politically useful. Remembering prime ministers of the 20th Century. Police powers finally kettled by High Court. For years it has been common practice for protesters held in a kettle (police containment) to be forced to submit to police filming and/or provide their details as a condition of leaving.
There have been countless incidents in which protesters who have tried (lawfully) to refuse these demands have been threatened with arrest, or told they could not leave the kettle. This should now change, as the High Court has today ruled that the police have no powers to force people to give their details, or comply with police filming and photography, simply because they are held in a kettle. Lord Justice Moses criticised police practice in no uncertain terms.
He stated, It is unacceptable that a civilian photographer on instruction from the police should be entitled to obtain photographs for investigation and crime investigation purposes…as the price for leaving a containment. Nick Clegg, "No easy way to say this", HONEST subtitles enabled... Kent_999s : AYLESHAM nr Dover: An Aylesham... Is society inherently corrupt? - South 2 North. A Point Of View: Making sense of China. 12 October 2012Last updated at 13:51 ET China's growing importance on the world stage means that the West needs to start speaking its language, says economist Martin Jacques.
My son has been learning Mandarin Chinese since he was five; he is now just 14. Familiar faces seek out a quiet shelter for their fortunes. The tax benefits of the Channel Islands have attracted many millionaires looking to shelter their fortunes.
Photograph: Travel Ink/Getty Images/Gallo Images In the grounds of Havilland Hall, the largest private estate on Guernsey, there stands an imposing cigar-wielding bronze figure, the likeness of corporate raider David Rowland who has been one of the islands' longest serving tax exiles. The statue of the son of a scrap metal trader was unveiled in 2005, his 60th birthday, at a party where the guest of honour was Rowland's good friend Prince Andrew. Azhar Ahmed convicted of offensive Facebook message. 14 September 2012Last updated at 11:38 ET Ahmed had posted the message on Facebook just days after the soldiers death A teenager has been found guilty of posting an offensive Facebook message following the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan.
Azhar Ahmed, 19, of Ravensthorpe, West Yorkshire, was charged with sending a grossly offensive communication. He told Huddersfield Magistrates Court he accepted the message had been "unacceptable" but had denied it was "grossly offensive".
Britain. Economics. Is the British middle class an endangered species? Allison Ogden-Newton's father was a GP.
He did it for more than 50 years, mostly in the plush commuter belt around Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Ogden-Newton describes it as "Tory heartland": golf courses, men getting the train to Marylebone, women staying at home with the Volvo. Undercover policeman reveals how he infiltrated UK's violent activists. Could not load plugins: File not found Hear Officer A talk about his secret life among anti-racist activists as they fought brutal battles with the police and the BNP Link to video: Inside the closed ranks of Scotland Yard’s top secret deep infiltration squad An officer from a secretive unit of the Metropolitan police has given a chilling account of how he spent years working undercover among anti-racist groups in Britain, during which he routinely engaged in violence against members of the public and uniformed police officers to maintain his cover.
During his tour of duty, the man – known only as Officer A – also had sexual relations with at least two of his female targets as a way of obtaining intelligence. 'I'm the victim of smears': Undercover policeman denies bedding a string of. By Caroline Graham Updated: 02:22 GMT, 17 January 2011 Unmasked as spy by beautiful Welsh redhead girlfriendSavagely beaten by five of his own police colleaguesIntelligence he gathered sent directly to PM Tony Blair.
New ‘Stuff the Jubilee’ Badge – order now. The England 'riot commute' mapped: an animation. A rightwing insurrection is usurping our democracy. After contemplating a military coup Sir James Goldsmith went on to form the Referendum party, slogan: Let the People Decide.
Photograph: Jacqueline Arzt/AP To subvert means to turn from below. Why are the police intimidating me into not protesting? The aftermath of the student protest against tuition fees, which resulted in damage to Millbank Tower. Photograph: Fernanda Nalin for the Guardian The night before 30 November, I considered joining the rally in central London.
Viewpoint: Is the alcohol message all wrong? 12 October 2011Last updated at 00:54 Concerns are high over binge drinking Many people think heavy drinking causes promiscuity, violence and anti-social behaviour. That's not necessarily true, argues Kate Fox. I am a social anthropologist, but what I do is not the traditional intrepid sort of anthropology where you go and study strange tribes in places with mud huts and monsoons and malaria.
How Qatar is taking on the world. On Thursday evening Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, who combines the roles of Qatar's prime minister and foreign minister, stood with the Duke of York and mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to watch the inauguration of the Shard. As blue and green lasers, accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, lit up a London skyline now dominated by the 310m skyscraper, the performance was streamed live around the world. If the opening of western Europe's tallest building – presided over by Hamad, whose country's sovereign wealth fund owns 95% of the development – was a demonstration of Qatar's rapidly growing global visibility and influence, a few days before, in an equally vast but older building, that influence was being exercised far more discreetly.
The building was the UN's Palais des Nations in Geneva, where last Saturday Hamad met the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, and other foreign ministers to press his country's case for firmer international action over Syria. Pussy Riot: trial that's putting Vladimir Putin's crackdown in spotlight. Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, left, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich await the start of their trial in the defendant's cage known as 'the aquarium'. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA Three special forces troops, Kalashnikov rifles draped across their chests, stood guard outside the courtroom. Inside, an equally ominous rottweiler kept watch from in front of the judge's desk as journalists piled into a shabby wooden room inside Moscow's notorious Khamovnichesky court. Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism by Moscow court. 17 August 2012Last updated at 17:46 GMT.
Free Pussy Riot, Free Russia. Bahrain doctors jailed for treating injured protesters. Doctors and nurses protesting near Salmaniya hospital in Manama, Bahrain, this spring. Twenty medics, who treated protesters during the uprising, have been jailed for up to 15 years each. Photograph: Mazen Mahdi/EPA Twenty Bahraini medics who treated activists wounded during anti-government protests were jailed for between five and 15 years in sentences that were immediately denounced by medical bodies and human rights groups around the world.
The sentences were handed down by a military court set up to handle the trials, which stemmed from an Arab spring-inspired uprising in the country in February and March. It was crushed with the help of armies from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. WHITE POPPIES FOR PEACE. Why euphemism is integral to modern warfare. 29 October 2011Last updated at 02:49. Palestinian villages face demolition to create IDF training ground. Israeli soldiers and settlers surround an elderly Palestinian man near a village south of Hebron.