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Germaine Greer causes controversy with comments about transgender women
Germaine Greer, a renowned radical feminist and academic, has been cast into the spotlight again following derogatory comments she made about transgender women in an interview on Newsnight. When asked to respond to Caitlyn Jenner being named Glamour magazine’s ‘Woman of the year’ Greer said she believed Caitlyn 'wanted the limelight that the other female members of the family are enjoying' and...
Selling Terrorism – ISIS Propaganda ISIS, current affairs, Ruairidh Duncan, Kettle Mag
ISIS’s online media and propaganda is a fairly major and rather strange operation. While for news broadcasts intended for an ultraconservative Islamist movement you might not expect idents that wouldn’t look out of place in a low budget action movie that is apparently their style. As you might expect for a terrorist organisation they have...
Review: 3000 Trees at the Edinburgh Fringe
Suicide or state sanctioned murder? 3000 Trees by George Gunn explores the death in suspicious circumstances of SNP lawyer Willie McRae.  Suicide or state sanctioned murder? 3000 Trees by George Gunn explores the death in suspicious circumstances of SNP lawyer Willie McRae.  What the fringe lacks is gripping political drama based on real life. Look no further....
A group too extreme for al-Qaeda: what’s ISIS?
Almost ten years since control of Iraq was handed back by coalition forces to the interim government and George Bush’s promises of a “Democratic revolution” the country is again i Almost ten years since control of Iraq was handed back by coalition forces to the interim government and George Bush’s promises of a “Democratic revolution”...
Tensions between Vietnam and China over islands
Only a few days ago Le Thi Tuyet Mai set herself on fire outside Ho Chi Minh City’s reunification palace. Only a few days ago Le Thi Tuyet Mai set herself on fire outside Ho Chi Minh City’s reunification palace. The burning woman stopped traffic in the city as the police frantically tried to douse...
Ukraine is being kidnapped right in front of us ukr3.jpg
Today we’ve heard that the Eastern Ukrainian Oblast of Donetsk have announced that their people have voted for their Oblasts to Today we’ve heard that the Eastern Ukrainian Oblast of Donetsk have announced that their people have voted for their Oblasts to самостоятельность , meaning to “stand by oneself”. The question can be interpreted to...
Ukraine: it’s actually so much more complicated
The question of "whose side are we on?" isn't one often asked in this country with regards to Ukraine. The question of "whose side are we on?" isn't one often asked in this country with regards to Ukraine. Media coverage has been highly supportive of the Euromaidan movement and the new government in Kiev. Recently,...