Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

originally published: 22nd July 2009 What’s in an apology? Some expressions of remorse are commonplace — we hear them on the playground when kids smack each other on the head, or they land in your inbox after a friend forgets your birthday. It’s the grand-scale apologies, it seems, that are harder to come by. On […]


originally published: 22nd July 2009 W.E.B. Du Bois’ classic 1903 work “The Souls of Black Folk” opens with “The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color line.” Du Bois helped form the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Henry Louis Gates […]


originally published: 12th July 2009 New figures released by the Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody show that in the past 10 years 3,540 of those detained in NHS facilities, including high-security psychiatric hospitals, have died. The figures have been condemned as “horrific” by the Howard League for Penal Reform, which will launch a campaign […]