Resistance to abolition of slavlery

The English Heritage unveiled blue plaque on the wall of Schomberg House on Pall Mall, London to commemorate the residence of Quobna Ottonah Cugoano, the author and campaigner in 1787 wrote one of the first exposes by an African of slave trading, criticising continued tolerance of horrors of the slave trade by the British Government…

Key to lifetime of vitality and well-being

  Dr. Lad, the world’s leading expert in Ayurvedic medicine, explains the principles behind the science of Ayurveda, based on an ancient healing tradition from India that dates back thousands of years. In The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Remedies, safe and effective alternatives to Western medical treatments are explained. Discover how to determine your Ayurvedic…

Maradona dies aged 60

Diego Maradona, one of the greatest footballers of all time, who captained Argentina during their 1986 World Cup win, producing a series of sublime individual performances has died aged 60.  In 1986 Maradona won the World Cup 1986 with Argentina, having knocked England out of the tournament in a match which saw him score the…

Snapchat introduces 60-secs video feed ” Spotlight” in 11 nations

Snapchat has launched its vertically scrollable video section “Spotlight” in 11 nations where users are able to view videos posted by other uses. The spotlight will have its own dedicated tab in the app and will feature videos, with background music, up to 60 seconds. Snaps from private accounts will be featured in an unattributed…

Big business is harming our society

A former competition lawyer telling us after the collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh in 2013 after driven by competition to cut costs and maximise profits quite literally may kill us.   The rising levels of power are concentrated in the hands of a few yet no government or organisation has the…

Corruption of the British State

  The construction giant Carillion, an outsourcer of huge Government building contracts, leading to one of the greatest financial scandals of modern times following their collapse in January 2018. When it folded it had only £29 million in the bank and debts and other liabilities adding up to a staggering £7 billion, amounting the final…

The logic of capitalism

A highly provocative book by an Indian academic who is the Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies at the University of  Copenhagen, revealing how India is being repackaged into a national brand  to be sold to foreign investors, part of ongoing historical shift. “The capitalist transformation of India wherein the logic of capital is…

International Men’s Day 2020

  International Men’s Day, an annual event celebrated on the 19th of November, in 44 countries including Antigua, Australia, Barbados, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Jamaica, Singapore, China, United States, UK, Romania, and Malta. Inaugurated in 1992 on 7 February by Thomas Oaster was re-initialized in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago. The longest-running celebration of International Men’s…