Years ago, my then-therapist, who knew I’d been deeply involved in drug policy reform, suggested I contact Russell Brand as he was also speaking out against unhelpful drug legislation. I had stopped watching TV, so barely knew who he was.
Fast forward to early 2014, and he is suddenly an acquaintance: fellow ex-drug[…]
Posts Tagged ‘human rights’
Act Now to Save the Human Rights Act by Joe Mobbs
The government is likely to include the repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA) – which covers such basic rights and freedoms as freedom from torture and the right to a fair trial – in the Queen’s Speech, please take the following[…]
Gold Plated Human Rights? By Ashman Dan
Human Rights were created to protect the people from the power of the state in acknowledgement of the scale of harm that too much concentrated power can cause. When the state is ordering those who are meant to enforce human rights not to respect them in order for[…]
Today at the High Court, Justice Hickinbottom ruled that Islington Borough Council has the right to repossess Finsbury Square, which could potential bring about the end of one of the Occupy movement’s longest running camps – Occupy London Finsbury Square.
The occupiers, resident since 21 October 2011 in Finsbury Square – situated in the heart[…]Read more →