After 25 years of a famine that has killed a million people Ethiopia prompted one of the largest charity campaigns in history, the hunger-stricken country is asking for emergency food aid for 6.2 million people. Continue reading ‘Is famine inevitable in some countries?’
Archive for October 22nd, 2009
They are angry because the leader of the far right British National Party, Nick Griffin, will be appearing on BBC TV’s top political programme Question Time tonight. He was invited on after getting 6% of the vote in recent European elections, as the BBC’s chief political adviser Ric Bailey explained a few weeks ago.
Continue reading ‘Is the best way to fight extremism to ignore it?’
How would you react to a 90 per cent pay cut ?
leaders of the seven companies that received bailout cash from the US government, will have to cut their salaries.
Is this a big triumph for the little taxpayer in the midst of a downturn where unemployment rates are shooting up through the roof? Like this blogger suggests?
If you allow politicians with extreme views to share a platform with mainstream parties do you run the risk of legitimising them?
Variations on this question have been posted multiple times on Yahoo Answers this year (here, and here , and many blogs like this one and this one assert their pride in being white). And at the moment, it’s one of two issues that are being passionately debated as we approach the BNP‘s appearance on the BBC’s Question Time. (The other is whether they should have been invited.) Continue reading ‘What’s wrong with white pride?’