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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Atheism on Trial in Russia's Stavropol
In a courtroom in Stavropol, Viktor Krasnov, a physician's assistant, is accused of the same crime as Giordano Bruno, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Salman Rushdie — atheism. Krasnov probably isn't thrilled to be in such illustrious company, just as no one else is thrilled by this felony case. Hopping into a time machine is a great fantasy, but not when it takes you to the dungeons of the Inquisition.
Watch the moment Tory minister squirms while justifying cutting disability benefits to help the rich
Plans to cut the disability benefit PIP were just a "suggestion", a Conservative Cabinet minister has said.
Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, appeared uncomfortable when asked about the cut on the BBC' Question Time programme.
The cuts would see 370,000 disabled people lose an average of £3,500 a year, reduce payments for disabled people who require…Continue
I know this is a somewhat sombre subject, especially for some of our more younger members. But has anyone made plans for their own funeral, and what type of service do they envisage having for themselves especially for us Atheist.
I myself have made plans for the British Humanist Society to officiate at my…Continue
A debate at Yale highlighted the disconnect between those who would downplay the problem, and the growing mass of evidence that they’re wrong.
At a recent Intelligence Squared debate, an audience filled an auditorium at Yale University to weigh the timely proposition,…Continue
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Videos from Africa capture repeated activities unconnected to food or status
I trampled clumsily through the dense undergrowth, attempting in vain to go a full five minutes without getting snarled in the thorns that threatened my every move. It was my first field mission in the savannahs of…Continue
This will present a problem for Hillary if she wins in November, but it already presents a problem for…
Kimberly Winston Johnny Depp will bring a touch of Hollywood glamour to a planned gathering of atheists and other secularists at Washington’s Lincoln Memorial.…Continue