Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dear Mr Jeremy Clarkson…

Dearest Mr Clarkson,

So, the BBC has decided to dismiss the hundreds of complaints against Top Gear India and Downing Street refuses to put you or the BBC at fault. I bet you’re grinning from ear to ear and treating your companions to jokes that are drier than the Atacama Desert.

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Why should we know Thich Nhat Hanh?

Martin Luther King, Jr with Thich Nhat Hanh

“I do not personally know of anyone more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize than this gentle Buddhist monk from Vietnam,” said Martin Luther King, Jr speaking of Thich Nhat Hanh, the most influential Zen Buddhist of our time, alongside the Dalai Lama. 

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Government faces court battle after backtracking on circus animals ban

The government were threatened last week with a High Court challenge after persistently refusing to implement a ban of wild animals in UK circuses.

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Misunderstanding understanding

Hungary peace rally by Zsolt Szigetvary

AS WE BEGIN the first day of 2012, the year just gone isn’t that easy to let lie. Among the highs and lows of the Royal Wedding, Europe’s debt crisis and the host of natural disasters, ordinary civilians across the world took a dramatic stand for their human rights.

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