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Just heard that the comedy actor Gene Wilder has died Aged 83. A real shame he was a great comedic actor. I don't think I've ever seen him do a bad performance.
Political Progress for Nonreligious Americans
By David Niose
Secular Americans, long ignored in the realm of politics, are finally starting to be seen as a group to be reckoned with. In a sign of the nonreligious sector’s growing numbers and political muscle, a resolution validating the group was enthusiastically passed by the influential LGBT Caucus at the Democratic National Convention in July. The resolution recognizes the “value, ethical soundness, and…Continue
"Terrorists are "psychopaths and fascists" and so-called Islamic State "a monstrous magnet for the worst" says Bernard Henri-Levy. The French philosopher and public intellectual tells John Humphrys that populations under attack from terrorism need to develop a kind of "sixth sense" of danger, accepting that an attack could happen at any…
Syrian Refugee Wielding Machete Kills Woman
This is just the latest attack by a lone assailant claiming to be a Muslim. With ISIS and other groups telling Muslims around the world to attack people from countries who are thought to be the enemy of Islam.…Continue
Christopher Hitchens | A tribute to 2nd Lt. Mark Daily
Thus is a must watch video.
1 July 2016
Commuters across the UK were stopped in their tracks this morning as thousands of volunteers dressed in First World War uniforms took part in a unique event to mark the…
Facebook facing heavy criticism after removing major atheist pages
This terrible murder of a young member of Parliament just goes to show that gun violence can rear its ugly head anywhere not just America. The killer was heard to shout out Britain first or Put Britain first. Here is the BBCs report of the event.
1 hour ago
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DC police warn proselytizing Christians not to hound atheists at Reason Rally or face arrest
Later this week, an estimated 20,000 “free-thinking” atheists will gather in Washington, D.C. for the Reason Rally. Perhaps predictably, Christian evangelists saw this as a ripe opportunity to try converting them.
But that won’t happen now, because D.C. police won’t let Christians hold their own gathering without a…Continue
The war against drugs has been a terrible disaster for everybody involved. Why? And can we do something differently?
I'm not totally sure but I know the war on drugs has had a terrible effect on society as a whole.
J.K. Rowling Defends Free Speech—and Donald Trump
“He has my full support to come to my country and be offensive and bigoted there.”
J.K. Rowling wants to remind you that freedom of expression includes people whose opinions you find most “offensive and bigoted.” Chief among them, for her: presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.
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A London council’s education authority destroyed evidence of children being educated in illegal faith schools at the…
German footballers 'black up' in protest at racist attack
Wearing 'blackface' often provokes outrage as it has historically been used to belittle black people
A German football club has responded to what it says was a racist attack on two of its players by digitally altering its team photo to make the players appear black.
Deinster SV, a…Continue
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I know some of you from the USA might not have heard of Ronnie Corbett but he was a huge star in the UK and I suspect in Canada and Australia. He will be sorely missed even by the more modern comics who thought of him as one of them.
Early days on the Frost report and That was the week that was.
Legislation to protect women and promote gender equality in Pakistan and Nigeria have generated a huge religious backlash – with Muslim and Christian senators saying the Nigerian law was an attack on religion.
The Nigerian Senate rejected a bill aimed at eliminating "all forms of discrimination" against women. The Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill would have given widows the…Continue
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