Benji Hyer replies to a listener from New Orleans in support of the removal of confederate statues...
The protests in Charlottesville were at their heart in relation to the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E Lee, an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.
The recent debate – often violent – regarding the removal of Confederate monuments has taken the United States by storm.
Decisions by local governments to remove those memorials serving as an offensive reminder of America’s history of slavery and racial oppression has triggered a backlash from a vocal group of Americans who see this as an attempt to subvert their history and culture.
President Donald Trump waded into the debate on Thursday, tweeting that the controversial monuments are “beautiful” and bemoaning that their beauty would be “greatly missed” from cities. Maine Governor Paul LePage added on Thursday that removing them would serve simply to whitewash history.
Eileen Gbagbo writes about the upcoming UK General Election
For many years, the general elections have been dominated by the two major parties – Labour and Conservative. However, the last general election saw the slightly surprising victory of the Conservative Party and the even more surprising coalition between the Liberal Democrats and Conservative. Reflecting on the past years, many people may say that the coalition has not been as effective as they would have hoped.
However, it seems that this General election has also so far been a shock, as parties such as UKIP and SNP are growing both in strength of their campaign and in number. As the polls suggest, if any of the major parties win the election, a coalition would be likely. But Ed Miliband has claimed that his party would not join a coalition with the SNP, contrary to public opinion. The ICM poll suggest that Scottish Labour would lose 29 of the 41 seats won…
Sylwia Freda writes about Tove Lo's latest single
Tove Lo – real name Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She has written songs for artists such as Ellie Goulding, Icona Pop and Girls Aloud. Tove Lo has started releasing her own music in 2012 but didn’t get much recognition until 2014. The recognition came after the remix of her song Habits was released. Habits (Stay High) (Hippie Sabotage Remix) proved a success for Tove Lo as it reached the top 10 in over 12 countries.
Tove Lo is a newly signed artist at Polydor Records and has already released her debut album titled ‘Queen Of The Clouds’. The album is split into three parts: The Sex, The Love and The Pain. Her latest single ‘Talking Body’ is classed under ‘The Sex’ category and it’s no mistake since it’s a pretty seductive song. We hear Tove Lo singing ‘Now if we’re talking body, you…
After last episode's intense and nail biting close, we rush straight into action in this episode. Eyal Danon- husband and father in the Danon household - has been shot and is in a very worrying state. His pale and watery face combined with his rapid breathing shows us there is no time to waste in getting him medical help and Doctor Yael, his wife, is the only one who can save his life. Her calm exterior and composure during what anyone else would find an incredibly pressurised and stressful situation to say the least, shows her character not only as a capable doctor - probably the reason why she was chosen by the group of terrorists in the first place - but also as an immensely strong person who can remain in control and practical at all times.
Amazingly, Doctor Yael even manages to keep her cool when, tending to…