Monthly Archives: April 2008


The NUT industrial action 3

On Thursday, April 24th, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) members went on strike for one day, but there is the possibility of further action in the future. The reason for the strike was poor pay and conditions, however I think that this is a dubious claim and the type […]


Pennsylvania Wars: Clinton Strikes Back 1

Photo taken by Barbara Kinney Before the voting day in Pennsylvania, many people felt that Obama would lose in that state. He was behind in the polls and the citizens are people who fall into the categories that typically vote for Clinton. However, I’m always skeptical about polls – especially […]


Zimbabwe – the current situation

Since my last post about the problems in Zimbabwe, there has been even more developments – most of them are worrying. There has been increasing pressure on the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and even more comment from the international community as well as further involvement from South Africa. The ZEC and […]


Ofcom’s social networking report

There have been many developments in social networks recently. It all started with the likes of Friendster and Friends Reunited. Now we have Facebook and many more people hoping to mimic or eclipse the success of Facebook’s creator, Mark Zuckerberg. The positives and negatives of this variety of website were […]


Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe 1

1980 will always be perceived as an important year in the history of Zimbabwe. It was the year the Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of the country. He stayed in that position until 1987. After that he was appointed President and discontinued the role of Prime Minister. It meant he […]