‘Tis the season to be jolly?

It’s that time of year again. The time for giving and receiving, for enjoying the company of family and friends, and perhaps for some reflection on another year gone by. The holiday season, whether you call it Christmas or Festivus is not important, is a time for many people to celebrate the birth of Jesus … Continue reading

Full body scanners and your “junk”

The video has been bandied about on US news programmes and made the rounds on the internet, but it is perhaps not that obvious to people the significance of it all. The video I am talking about, of course, involves one less-than-impressed individual who, after agreeing to a full body pat down at a US … Continue reading

UK Warned: Give Prisoners the Vote within Six Months or Face Severe Penalties!

On the 6th October 2005 the European Court of Human Rights delivered its decision in the case of Hirst v United Kingdom. This case concerned prisoners and their right to vote. In the UK a person’s right to vote is taken away from them when they are convicted of a crime and they are not … Continue reading

COICA: The Bastion of Intellectual Property or the Bane of Freedom of Expression?

Last year during the disputed Iranian elections and the chaos and violence which ensued, after the incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected, there was a massive online movement which made sure that the voice of the Iranian people remained heard by the rest of the World, despite the great lengths taken by the Iranian Government … Continue reading