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FAB Asks: KONY 2012… an Honest Campaign or a Product of Clever PR? – by Peter Apps

In 2005 most people I knew owned a white wristband embossed with the words ‘make poverty history’.
They were, in theory, a political campaign aimed at pressuring the G8 summit in Scotland to take three steps which would, according, at least, … Continue reading

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FAB Asks: What’s on Your 2012 Wishlist? By Peter Apps

 
2011, as we are constantly being reminded, will probably go down in history as one of the most news heavy years ever; the cameras stumbled from uprisings, to riots, to a global protest movement. From the deaths of some of … Continue reading

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FAB Discussions: Is Westfield Good for East London? by Peter Apps

I have crossed over from the normal world, by way of a steep staircase and a mock iron bridge, to enter a vast, gleaming cavern of a building with an endless stream of vacant but content looking people drifting past.
 
The … Continue reading

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FAB Discussions: Piracy in East Africa – by Peter Apps

When I was little, I didn’t want to go on the ferry crossing from England to France because I was scared of pirates.
 
I had been repeatedly told that they only existed in the past and in story books. That they … Continue reading

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FAB Discussions – Death Row: A Reminder That the US Is Racist? – by Guest Writer Peter Apps

The United States of America is no longer a racist country.
 
At least since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, that is something many people have believed.

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FAB Discussions – Libya: An Alternative View – by Guest Writer Peter Apps

Two years ago, a dying man was released on compassionate grounds from a Scottish prison.
 
As we watch the end of Gaddafi‘s regime in Libya, that moment, in the much quieter summer of 2009 should be remembered.
 
Libyan Abdelbasset Al-Megrahi was convicted … Continue reading

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FAB Discussions – Starkey: The New Face of Middle Class Racism – by Guest Writer Peter Apps

This time last week David Starkey was just another stuffy, aging, middle class BBC presenter. Now, after a badly judged outburst on Newsnight, he is a national figure of derision and his TV career is almost certainly over.
 
Starkey blamed last … Continue reading

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Picking Through The Rubble: Reflections A Week On – by Guest Writer Peter Apps

In the midst of the riots last week, I said that later I might feel different.
 
I wasn’t wrong. On Monday I didn’t feel much beyond confusion, fear and revulsion. Now I’m left with mostly just the first of those emotions.
 

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