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Film of the week How the fuck do we get out?

DURING an appearance on The Roseanne Show alongside Michael Moore in 1998, Donald Trump praised the film-maker's debut documentary and told the director how he hoped he would never make a film about himself.

Fast-forward two decades. Trump is now US president and Moore has turned the full ...

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With four activists saved from jail, it’s time for Cuadrilla to frack off

WHEN a Lord Chief Justice calls a custodial sentence “manifestly excessive,” it mirrors in restrained legalese what a layperson might call a “diabolical injustice.”

So Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett’s ruling that the jail terms imposed on Simon Blevins, Richard Roberts and ...

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A ‘victory for common sense’ as the anti-fracking activists freed

THREE anti-fracking activists were freed from prison today in a “victory for common sense” after Court of Appeal judges said their sentences were “manifestly excessive.”

Simon Blevins, Richard Roberts and Rich Loizou were jailed last month for public nuisance over a protest last ...

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Thousands protest against the Tories' £3bn further education cuts

THOUSANDS of demonstrators from across the country gathered in central London today to call for better further education funding in the face of £3 billion cuts from Tory austerity.

The march was part of the Love Our Colleges campaign, organised by the Association of Colleges, National ...

yesterday 18:26 open_in_new
Men's Cricket ECB defends going to Sri Lanka in rainy season

THE England and Wales Cricket Board has defended the rationale behind touring Sri Lanka in the rainy season, insisting the congested international schedule left no “wriggle room.”

The ongoing one-day international series has been blighted, perhaps predictably, by inclement weather, ...

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Pensioners demand government resumes funding free TV licences

OVER-75s could lose their free television licences after the BBC announced plans today to scrap or restrict the scheme.

The broadcaster is considering raising the age of eligibility for the free licences, introducing means-testing to exclude wealthier pensioners or abolishing them ...

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Trump slams critics for judging Saudi's absolute monarchy over journalist's torture and murder

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump lined up behind Saudi Arabia today as he hit out at those judging the despotic Gulf state as “guilty until proved innocent” over the killing of a dissident journalist.

Mr Trump compared the condemnation over the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal ...

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Activist and writer Malalai Joya praises the ‘brave women of Kurdistan’

AFGHAN former politician Malalai Joya hailed the “brave women of Kurdistan” as a “source of inspiration” today, praising them for leading the fight against jihadist terror in Syria.

The activist and writer was ejected from the Afghan parliament in 2007 after she criticised the ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Israel threatens Palestinian author with solitary confinement if new book is published

JAILED Palestinian author Walid Dakka has been threatened by his Israeli captors with harsher punishment if he publishes a book written while serving his sentence.

The political prisoner has spent 33 years behind bars in Israeli prisons for resisting the occupation of Palestine and was ...

yesterday 17:23 open_in_new
Staff at NASUWT walk out on strike over pay and pensions

STAFF employed by the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) walked out on strike yesterday over pay and pensions.

The strike was the first of three stoppages planned by members of general union GMB who work for NASUWT.

Ten NASUWT offices were affected ...

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Men's Basketball Steph Curry leads Warriors to opening night win in NBA

STEPH CURRY led the way as defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors kicked off their regular-season campaign with a 108-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

On a special night at Oracle Arena, where the Warriors were presented with custom-made reversible rings in recognition of ...

yesterday 16:20 open_in_new
Men's Rugby League Wigan confident of World Club Challenge going ahead

WIGAN chairman Ian Lenagan has reported positive talks with Sydney Roosters over the 2019 World Club Challenge and says the Super League champions’ preference is to play the fixture in England.

The annual showdown between the Grand Final winners of the NRL and Super League has been a ...

yesterday 16:20 open_in_new
Women's gymnastics Mary Bono quits USA Gymnastics after only four days

MARY BONO has resigned as the interim head of USA Gymnastics (USAG) after only four days following scathing criticism from Olympic gold medal-winning athletes.

The former Republican congresswoman stepped down last night, saying she felt her affiliation with the embattled organisation would ...

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Men's Football World footballers' union launches campaign for second careers

GLOBAL footballers’ union FIFPro has launched a campaign to encourage players to prepare for second careers as a way to guard against financial and mental health problems later in life.

According to the union, only 13 per cent of active professionals in Europe have higher-education ...

yesterday 15:17 open_in_new
69 of the richest 100 bodies in the world are corporations

THE majority of the richest bodies in the world are transnationals, not governments, poverty campaigners said today.

Research by Global Justice Now, an umbrella group for more than 250 community organisations and pressure groups campaigning for social justice, found that 69 of the richest ...

yesterday 15:17 open_in_new
Women appointed to half of Ethiopian ministerial roles in major reshuffle

ETHIOPIA has appointed women to half of its government’s cabinet posts in a major reshuffle which also saw the creation of a new Ministry of Peace as part of radical reforms.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed Aisha Mohammed, as defence minister — the first woman to hold the post — ...

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Former KKK leader says Brazil's Bolsonaro ‘sounds like one of us’

FORMER Ku Klux Klan (KKK) leader David Duke has endorsed far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, saying the former army captain “sounds like one of us.”

Support from the prominent US racist, who also supported Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, is ...

yesterday 15:17 open_in_new
Men's Football Keogh backs O'Neill despite Ireland's defeat to Wales

RICHARD KEOGH has backed under-fire Ireland boss Martin O’Neill as pressure mounts following a poor Nation League campaign.

Ireland slipped to a 1-0 home defeat to Wales last night, which means they are firm favourites to be relegated from League B next month and will therefore be handed ...

yesterday 14:14 open_in_new
Men's Football West Ham suspend DFLA coach

WEST HAM have suspended youth coach Mark Phillips after he took part in a march organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA), the Premier League club confirmed today.

The far-right group marched through central London on Saturday to protest against what its Facebook page ...

yesterday 14:14 open_in_new
School nurses down 25% since 2010

DECIMATED community health services have seen school nurse numbers plummet by nearly a quarter since the Tories came to power with Lib Dem support in 2010.

The number of school nurses has decreased by an estimated 24.7 per cent since May 2010, the figures to be revealed by Labour today ...

yesterday 13:11 open_in_new
Reported hate crimes up a fifth

REPORTED race-hate crimes in England and Wales soared by almost a fifth in the last year, jumping 17 per cent to a staggering 94,098, police figures revealed yesterday.

And over the last five years the number of hate crimes has more than doubled, making a mockery of Tory pledges to ...

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