Articles by: Janine Griffiths

NEWS IN DEPTH: How protests across the world, have shapes our views of democracy and civil disobedience

NEWS IN DEPTH: How protests across the world, have shapes our views of democracy and civil disobedience

The last few years have been rocked from worldwide protest movements and revolutions that have erupted in response to increasing austerity measures, poverty and corruption. One of the most notable of these was the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions in 2011 that received widespread news coverage across the world at the time. Millions of protesters across the country demanded the overthrow[Read More...]

Hörður Torfason

NEWS IN DEPTH:IT TAKES ONE TO CHANGE THE WORLD: How one man started a revolution in Iceland which changed the political landscape forever

This is the first in our three-part series about the revolutionary protests that swept across Iceland which not only resulted in dramatic changes across the country but also has implications for other protest movements taking place across the world. While protests have erupted across Europe, the Icelandic revolution was unlike any other that has taken place in Europe over the[Read More...]

Christian Høibø

Police spies wreak havoc among peaceful protest groups in Europe

A police infiltrator has broken his cover and spoken out about his role in breaking up social movements which were working towards political change. The undercover agent goes by the name of Christian Høibø, and recently hit the headlines after he was exposed as a spy who infiltrated several progressive groups during the course of his career. Høibø says he[Read More...]

Brits demand more privacy over personal information

Brits demand more privacy over personal information

The public has urged lawmakers to do more to protect their privacy online, it has been reported. Recent research has revealed that nearly 68 per cent of people are concerned about their privacy, while 66 per cent of the British public say that national regulators should be doing more to force Google to comply with existing European directives on privacy[Read More...]

Mentally ill targeted in pre-crime hit list

Mentally ill targeted in pre-crime hit list

Cops in New York have started a new drive to round up mentally ill people in the city before they have committed crimes, it has been emerged. According to new information uncovered by the New York Post, police are drawing up a hit list of people with mental health disabilities in a bid to get them off of the streets.[Read More...]