Johann Hari's "apology" is worth zilch


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For two months now we've been waiting for the Independent to investigate accusations made against one of its most lauded writers: Johann Hari. Hari was accused of lifting quotes from various sources, including other people's interviews, books and so on. He was also accused of maliciously altering the Wikipedia entries of other journalists with whom […]

The EDL/UAF saga


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On Saturday September 3, the English Defence League (EDL) had planned to hold a march to Tower Hamlets in London. Tower Hamlets was chosen because it is strongly Muslim. I've been to a number of protests over the past 12 months, including the large gathering the EDL staged in Luton in February, and so with […]

Highlights


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I went out to Camden to meet a friend last night. Here are a few things that happened in the five hours I was out: A distressed-looking woman came up to me in the street and said, "Help me! Please! My fella has just beaten me up and I don't know what to do. I'm […]

Jumping to conclusions


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By now, most of us are familiar with the case of 20-year-old Malaysian student Asyraf Haziq, whose mugging in East London went viral on YouTube. Here it is, in case you missed it: News reports have all said something along the lines of: The student was held up at knifepoint and punched. Several people were […]

The morning after


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I had a walk around London today. I guess you could call me a riot tourist. I'm not writing any stories about the protests — there are plenty of people doing a fine job in that area. I also don't think there's much need for a citizen journalist to be out on the streets following […]