The anti-war movement has an important case to make. But they know that this money-reward mechanism is surely not strengthening their argument
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Wednesday 05 December 2012
Fyodor Khitruk, who died on 3 December at the age of 95, was the creator of the Soviet Union's animated version of AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh tales. The three much-loved Soviet cartoons of Vinni-Pukh, as Winnie the Pooh is known in Russia, were made between 1969 and 1972 and continue to be aired frequently on television. Along with Yuri Norshtein, whose 1975 Hedgehog in the Fog remains a cult classic, Khitruk has been credited as a leading innovator in the history of Soviet animation.
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Sven Hassel was a remarkable but controversial author who wrote successful novels set on the Eastern front in the Second World War. Starting in 1953 he published 14 novels, written in the first person, which were translated into 25 languages and published in 50 countries.
Stop The War Coalition to stage University College London protest ahead of 'secretive' Tony Blair speech
Monday 12 November 2012
Anti-war campaigners have criticised a leading university over a “secretive” speech being made by former prime minister Tony Blair.
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Hundreds of protesters descended on Parliament to air their anti-capitalist beliefs outside the UK's halls of power.
Monday 08 October 2012
Former cricketer hails anti-drones protest a success despite being prevented from entering tribal zone
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has pulled out of international leadership summit because he doesn't want to share a platform with Tony Blair, it emerged yesterday.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Nobel peace winner says he won't share platform with 'morally indefensible' former PM
Friday 03 August 2012
He also described Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as having a “megalomaniacal” vision
Sunday 29 July 2012
So was Aidan Burley right: was the opening ceremony "leftie multi-cultural crap"? Should Danny Boyle have kept to the Red Arrows and Shakespeare, and not the NHS, the Jarrow marchers and the Industrial Revolution?
Monday 16 July 2012
The Long View: Women dragged off for rape, men shot by death squads – such atrocities take place by the hour
Saturday 07 July 2012
A portrait of the first Children's Laureate from his difficult childhood to a prolific career
Also showing: Chernobyl Diaries, Think Like a Man, Where Do We Go Now?, Wagner's Dream and The Rise And Fall of a White Collar Hooligan
Sunday 24 June 2012
Chernobyl Diaries (83 mins, 15)
Wednesday 20 June 2012
With such monumental figures as Aung Sun Suu Kyi and the Dalai Lama in town – along with Nelson Mandela, the boilerplate inspirations of a thousand insipid celebrity Q&As over the years – it'd be easy to leaf through recent British history and wonder, with regret, where our own legends are. The heroes we do have are, with the possible exception of Winston Churchill, hated by as many people as love them. Not even Margaret Thatcher's greatest admirers could call her a unifying force.
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Television histories don't usually spend a lot of time establishing their presenter's credentials. Unless they've really gone populist and handed the job over to Richard Hammond, we're supposed to take it for granted that the person on screen actually knows what he or she is talking about.
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more