Golden Dawn’s popularity has been rising, so it can influence the public agenda, with help of populist Greek media and government’s fear of losing conservative voters.… Read the rest
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The sciences that have worked so well for us are precisely our benchmark for what we know and what is rational; they’re the things that are keeping us “afloat.”… Read the rest
The cartoons will not be removed from the LSESU ASH page, nor will the prefix LSESU be removed from the society’s name.… Read the rest
The Reading University Atheist, Humanist, and Secularist Society had a stall that included a pineapple labeled “Mohammed.” You know the rest.… Read the rest
The Nightingale Collaboration submitted complaints about 26 adverts in WDDTY to the Advertising Standards Authority. This may be a record.… Read the rest
“Egged has not given in to the Haredim. This is purely a business decision.” To avoid vandalism by the Haredim.… Read the rest
One is 9, the other is 10.… Read the rest
It turns out that was an assault, but it doesn’t do to say so.… Read the rest
Why would a church show D’Souza’s anti-Obama propaganda to teenagers? Their tax exemption requires them to be politically neutral.… Read the rest
Grape seeds have been pounced on by supplement makers for their health-boosting properties and potential to fight ageing, obesity, cancer and more.… Read the rest
Medical researcher and WDDTY contributor Joseph Hattersley says that the risk of cot deaths increases five-fold at times of geopathic stress.… Read the rest
Singh offered to meet the distributors and introduce them to medical experts, but they declined and told him they had “sought legal advice.”… Read the rest
Mistrial on aggravated manslaughter charge for failing to prevent her heavily armed husband from killing their child.… Read the rest
The students were not given an opportunity to remove themselves. The entire theater was forced into a mass christian prayer.… Read the rest
“We are now reviewing our routines to safeguard a correct content presentation from a values point-of-view in the different versions of the Ikea catalogue worldwide,” it said.… Read the rest
“Rogers, in a glittery gold blouse and knee-high boots with four-inch heels…” Say what?… Read the rest
An unrepentant Marxist, he acknowledged the failure of 20th Century communism but said he had not given up on Marxist ideals.… Read the rest
Protesters attacked the Sri Krishna Ram temple, broke religious statues, tore up a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, and beat up the temple’s caretaker.… Read the rest
The rise of the Russian Orthodox church in the former Soviet Union shows that Islam has no monopoly on religious freakouts or their exploitation for political purposes.… Read the rest