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Author and journalist Charlotte Raven is attempting to re-launch 'Spare Rib' but is coming up against opposition from the founders of the magazine

'Spare Rib' founders threaten legal action over magazine relaunch

Name is trademarked as original supporters talk of 'a sense of betrayal'

An issue of the feminist magazine Spare Rib. The writer Charlotte Raven has announced plans to resurrect the magazine

Feminist magazine Spare Rib returns – but will it have meat?

In yet another cheering sign that feminism’s third wave is gathering pace, the writer Charlotte Raven has announced plans to resurrect the dusty corpse of the radical feminist magazine Spare Rib.

Boycott scuppers Kashmiri literary festival

Indian-administered Kashmir's first major literature festival has been cancelled after local writers and artists said it would give the false impression that basic freedoms are allowed in the troubled region.

Sri Lankan elephant census faces boycott by conservationists

Wildlife groups will boycott Sri Lanka's first census of elephants because they fear the count is a smokescreen for capturing and domesticating the animals.

Human rights groups boycott rendition and torture inquiry

Te inquiry into whether British security services were complicit in the rendition and torture of terrorism suspects was thrown into chaos yesterday when a key group of human rights lawyers and campaign organisations pulled out.

Israel's hardliners seek to outlaw settlement boycotts

Israeli politicians were last night debating a bill that would punish any of its nationals who call for a cultural, academic or economic boycott of Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian territory.

Leading article: Reader power

The decision of major companies, including Ford, Virgin Holidays and Lloyds to cancel, suspend or reconsider advertising contracts could potentially hurt the News of the World long before any public inquiry opens.

Mladic to boycott war crimes court

The former Bosnian Serb army commander, Ratko Mladic, will boycott the UN war crimes court, where he is scheduled to enter a plea today against charges of genocide during the Bosnian war. Arrested in May after 16 years on the run, General Mladic, 69, was formally charged by the tribunal in The Hague last month when he refused to plead and rejected war crimes charges against him as "obnoxious" and "monstrous".

M Shed: Bristol's slave centre past

A colour bar on a city’s buses is one of the embarrassing pieces of history explored in a new museum. David Lister reports

Shahid Afridi will boycott PCB hearing, says lawyer

Shahid Afridi will boycott his disciplinary committee hearing on Wednesday, his lawyer said today, arguing that the Pakistan Cricket Board panel has already made up its mind to punish him.

Slow coach Trott in a real hurry to break all manner of records

England's rock at No 3 is a veritable run machine who deserved last night's award of cricketer of the year

Ahmadinejad ends week-long 'boycott' of cabinet sessions

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended his first cabinet meeting for more than a week yesterday, dismissing rumours of a damaging split with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to reports. Mr Ahmadinejad's close relationship with the senior cleric, who has the last word in the Islamic Republic's affairs, was strained two weeks ago, according to some analysts.

Russell Hobby: 'What looks good on paper won't work in class'

Policies that pander to popular myths about discipline and falling standards will not improve our schools the headteachers' leader tells Richard Garner

On the Front Foot: BBC should still act over thoughtless Boycott

In the wake of Michael Yardy leaving the World Cup because of depression, some deeply unfortunate comments were made by Geoffrey Boycott. These were rightly castigated by everybody else in cricket, whether current players, former players or reporters.

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