CIA black sites: offshore interrogation centres and an increasingly aggressive CIA

With details of the newly published report by the US Senate coming out, this 4 year investigation is shining light on some of the questionable interrogation techniques and the medical staff involved in the “safe keeping” of the detainees of the US Government. Whilst much of the attention has been focused on the legality and… Continue reading CIA black sites: offshore interrogation centres and an increasingly aggressive CIA

Human trafficking: 36 million victims

In 2014, the Global Slavery Index (GSI) found that worldwide there are nearly 36 million victims of human trafficking. This practice, which is especially prevalent in Asia, shows no signs of disappearing and a solution to the problem is far from clear. South Africa At the end of November, South African businessman Lloyd Mabuza was… Continue reading Human trafficking: 36 million victims

The death of 43 missing Mexican students

On the 26th September this year, 43 student teachers travelled to the town of Iguala, Mexico to raise funds, and disappeared after violent clashes with municipal police. In the six weeks following that day, evidence has been unearthed to prove that police, the mayor, and gang members were all involved in the mass kidnapping. On… Continue reading The death of 43 missing Mexican students

Ashya King: lessons to be learned

The parents of 5 year old Ashya King were released from a Spanish prison after a European arrest warrant against them was cancelled; this arose following their actions to smuggle him out of Southampton General Hospital and travel to Spain, believing he was not getting the best care and that his condition would deteriorate. They… Continue reading Ashya King: lessons to be learned

Extremism and brainwashing kids at school – A crime against humanity?

In recent weeks, the issue of extremism and brainwashing in UK schools has once again re-occurred in the media and in parliament. Specifically, education secretary Nicky Morgan announced that there would be certain school reforms following ‘disturbing’ findings in Birmingham schools. These findings were uncovered by education commissioner Peter Clarke. He was appointed to the… Continue reading Extremism and brainwashing kids at school – A crime against humanity?

Are Whistleblowers being treated fairly?

Whistleblowers are being victimised when they go back to work. A recent government report found that whistleblowers were often victimised and bullied after exposing misconduct in companies and public services in the UK. As the expenditure of public money is often shrouded in a cloud of secrecy, a whistleblower can give us an insider’s perspective… Continue reading Are Whistleblowers being treated fairly?