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Daily Organ: Rihanna, Chris Brown and Pop’s New Feminism

March 8, 2012

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What does Rihanna’s new partnership with Chris Brown say about the music industry and its acceptance of violence against women? The Rihanna-Brown saga has come to an end, in a way. What started with a shocking case of domestic abuse in a roadside Lambourgini in 2009, turned into a restraining order (later lifted), a happy […]

Comment: Troy Davis will become yet another number in the costly human saga of the US’s justice system

September 21, 2011

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The continued exercise of the death penalty in 34 US States is a national embarrassment and is endemic of a criminal justice system increasingly racked by hypocrisy and contradiction. Tomorrow Troy Davis will receive the lethal injection for the alleged murder of off-duty policeman Mark Allen MacPhail in 1989, a crime which, it increasingly seems, […]