Slavery in our own time – disturbing phenomenon

Slavery in its contemporary guise is not always to recognise: a conference in London today reminds us that we may encounter the phenomenon in daily life without knowing it. The Trust Women conference, attended by campaigners from all over the world, is drawing attention to a disturbing global problem. As women’s rights advocate Monique Villa … Continue reading Slavery in our own time – disturbing phenomenon

When Poots finishes paying legal costs, can we have money for HIV prevention?

With World AIDS Day approaching, Michael asks if there is money in the health department’s kitty for an HIV public information and prevention campaign. “Would that not be a better use than on legal costs?”

How do you wear your Poppy?

Each year the nation expresses its unequivocal support for The Royal British Legion's work through the Poppy Appeal, and each year the question arises, “How do you wear your Poppy?” The Royal British Legion, whose appeal it is that sells the Poppy (at least in the United Kingdom and Ireland), has produced a handy video … Continue reading How do you wear your Poppy?

Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHfWNM_vGRM#at=75 A new documentary produced by radiobubble about the 2012 arrests called “Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt,” is due for release this September. It features interviews by women who were arrested and their families. The film above is a trailer. The video follows women who were arrested and force-tested for HIV under a law … Continue reading Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV witch-hunt