Amnesty International: Report on Human Rights 2006

Report 2006 - The State of the world’s human rights:
“This Amnesty International Report documents human rights abuses in 150 countries around the world. It highlights the need for governments, the international community, armed groups and others in positions of power or influence to take responsibility. It also reflects the vitality of human rights activists globally, […]

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Web Braille petition - please add your voice!

Web Braille offers access to thousands of electronic braille books on the Internet for the use of eligible braille readers by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).On May 11th 2006 NLS made the following announcement on the Web Braille website:
“Because of technical and security difficulties, Web Braille […]

9/11 Pentagon video released

breaking news..
US Department of Justice is to release footage of the American Airlines Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon. This comes after a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch - a conservative legal group/ ‘watchdog’. Word is this is to quell all the conspiracy theories that the Pentagon was never hit, and an […]

dulwich picture gallery

the main galleries of the dulwich picture gallery are open this sunday for free! as part of the dulwich arts festival from 10 to 5 p.m.

another interesting event that is part of the festival is ‘eco-vandalism‘ in Sydenham Hill Woods (the wood is located between Dulwich, Sydenham Hill and Forest Hill) - also on Sunday.
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Brick Lane - Baisakhi Mela 2006

Baishakhi Mela 2006
the eighth ‘Baishaki Mela’ takes place this Sunday 14th May between 11am and 7.00pm @ Brick Lane - which will be pedestrianised for the day.
“The Baishaki Mela is a unique festival, born out of the collective aspirations of a generation of Bengali people who wanted to celebrate the Bangla New Year. The […]

‘Multi-culture in times of war’

Tonight’s Public Lecture at the LSE is the Anthony Giddens Professor in Social Theory inaugural lecture - Professor Paul Gilroy is speaking on multiculturalism and conflict.
“Britain’s ‘multi-culturalism’ was officially pronounced dead in July 2005. The speaker will explore elements of its afterlife. This lecture will discuss some ways of approaching the social […]

Local elections 2006 - have your say

Local elections are held across the UK this thursday 4th may.
Seats in each of 144 District, Borough, Metropolitan Borough and Unitary Councils outside of London, and all seats on the 32 London Borough Councils, are up for election.
For a full list check out the Electoral Commission
Also see About My Vote
I know who I won’t […]

Touché ! Colbert of Comedy Central lampoons Bush

“A blistering comedy “tribute” to President Bush by Comedy Central’s faux talk show host Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner Saturday night left George and Laura Bush unsmiling at its close.”
-”..one of the ballsiest comic stunts ever pulled in Washington”
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So…good news eh! the White House Correspondent Dinner is an annual event - as […]

Asian Women’s Fair @ Redbridge - 8 June

The Tenth annual Asian Women’s Fair will be held in Redbridge, at the Town Hall on Thursday 8th June. Organized by the University of East London along with Redbridge Council in conjunction with other local organizations, it will focus on education and training and information workshops.
It’s Free! and there will apparently be some food from […]