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Mercy killings
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Mercy killings

In a strange irony the issue of euthanasia was recently raised through two contrasting news stories. – – Steve Latham – Tony Nicklinson lost his case to die in a manner of his own choosing. With locked-in syndrome, he felt that his quality of life was intolerable. At the same […]

The concept of “Dredd”
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The concept of “Dredd”

I saw this new movie with my son, in an attempt to bond before he returns to university in a few weeks.– – Steve Latham – The main character, Judge Dredd, is a law-enforcer in a post-apocalypse future, set in Megacity 1, surrounded by an irradiated wasteland. The city is […]

Blasphemy laws
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Blasphemy laws

A thirteen year old girl called Rimsha has been accused in the courts of blasphemy in Pakistan. Rimsha is from a Christian family in Mehrabadi, a poor part of Islamabad.– – Steve Latham – She was accused of burning parts of the Quran. Controversially, not only was she a minor, […]

Murder and Meaning
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Murder and Meaning

The parents of Shafilea Ahmed were recently found guilty and imprisoned for her murder.– – Steve Latham – They at first tried to make her abandon her westernised lifestyle and stop dating boys. When that didn’t work, and she refused a forced marriage, they killed her. For them, the shame […]

The dark knight lies
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The dark knight lies

The new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, is a triumphant conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s trilogy.. . Steve Latham , It compares favourably with the recent Marvel franchise, Avengers Assemble. Instead of gauche, puerile, superficial humour, “The Dark Knight Rises” recounts an epic, mythic, tale of the wounded hero: darkness […]