Waiting 17 months for an appeal…

January 14, 2013 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

Paula is depressed. She has no motivation to look after herself, to eat or to get dressed. Some days she stays in bed and doesn't open the curtains. Felix McHugh discusses the hurdles one of his clients faces in trying to navigate the welfare system.

“Leave. Go to Brixton- you’ll make it there”

January 11, 2013 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

I am a Palestinian British Muslim. I take great pride in my dual heritage. There shouldn't be a price to pay for this duality, but there is. I have paid it always reluctantly, occasionally resentfully and once or twice bitterly, writes Faisal Mikdadi

The Grime Behind the Crime

January 9, 2013 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

It seems crazy, but the evidence about lead is stacking up. Behind crimes that have destroyed so many lives, is there a much greater crime asks George Monbiot.

President Chavez

January 6, 2013 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

Millions of people around the world are wishing President Hugo Chavez a quick recovery so he can continue to improve the lives of Venezuelans and show the world that there is an alternative to the ravages of disaster capitalism

New Year Misery in Spain

January 4, 2013 12:18 am Leave your thoughts

On the second day of the new year a 57-year-old family man in Malaga set fire to himself because he has no work, no money and no future says Michael S