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Thinking Aloud: On This Day in History, Oct. 25

Oct. 25, 2014 by Darius 

Over the years, a number of interesting historical events have fallen on October 25.

On October 25, 1854, as part of the Crimean War, the British Light Brigade mistakenly charged Russian gun emplacements at the Battle of Balaclava.  203 more words

Thinking Aloud


Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is one of the richest women on earth and much of her profits are from arms trade including the notorious depleted uranium trade.    270 more words


Lamont Resigns For Head Of Scottish Labour

The head of the Scottish Labour Party has resigned from her post. Lamont has stepped down saying senior members of the party had questioned her role amid challenges faced by the party after the Scottish Independence referendum. 257 more words


Public Statement From Student Group Regarding The Case of Racism In UCS

(By Huseyin Abudharr Ali)

After writing the article “Is There A Price On Acceptance Of Racism?” in April of this year about a case of racist remarks by artist Maggi Hambling and the institutional racism on part of the University Campus Suffolk in their response, I have received a statement from a group of students at the university who have organised a group to combat racism at UCS. 362 more words


Is our education system provoking political apathy?

Politics. (Caution, can endorse; elaborate headaches, excessive eye rolls, and strong opinions. Can cure; Ignorance, idiocy and society.) The word politics alone can inspire so much animosity, disinterest and negativity. 470 more words


Fungi picking a no-no in England's Epping Forest

Most people cannot distinguish an edible mushroom from a deadly one. In this case in particular seems to show many a thief hard at work to disrupt the local ecosystem. 12 more words

Clocks go back ...

… 1 hour at 2am on the last Sunday in October, tomorrow morning. When the clocks go back, the UK is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).