All Blog Posts Tagged 'Britain' (7)

Youth Unemployment in the UK

The unemployment rate for 16-23 year olds is the highest it's been in a generation in the UK, with record numbers of university graduates and school levers going straight on the doll. Even though this feels like a fairly recent news story, caused by raised tuition fees and extensive cuts implamented or planned by the fairly new coalition government, it really has been a growing problem for many years now. I graduated university in the year 2009, which, at the time, was considered the worst…

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Added by Stuart M Rees on August 21, 2011 at 8:14am — 1 Comment

Charles Bradlaugh -19th Century Freethinker and Activist

Charles Bradlaugh (1833 – 1891) was one of Britain (and the 19th century’s) leading atheist and secular voices.  He also practiced law  and tried a hand at politics. Bradlaugh  was, like Robert Ingersol, famous in his time, but is less known now. Below is part of what wrote about him on the Secular Perspectives blog…

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Added by Gary Berg-Cross on July 25, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Protest The Pope

This Saturday, I shall be in London, at the gathering in Hyde Park protesting The Pope's official state Visit to these islands, before marching on Downing Street.





http://www.protest-the-pope.org.uk/2010/07/march-and-rally-main-event-for-the-protest-the-pope-campaign/





And I'll be taking… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on September 16, 2010 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Petition Against British Creationist Zoo

Our British members may be interested in signing an online petition against a British zoo which is teaching creationism to school children. The petition already has more than 800 signatories. Thanks to Max from Brisbane Atheists Meetup for this info.



Here's the blurb from the petition:



"Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm (NAZF) is a zoo just outside Bristol that markets itself to schools and is heavily focused on child education.



However, instead of teaching well-established… Continue

Added by Chrys Stevenson on June 21, 2009 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Pat Condell on Freedom from Islam

Pat Condell discusses freedom, sharia law, and liberal… Continue

Added by cj the cynic on February 21, 2009 at 7:32pm — 1 Comment

To both liberals and conservatives; FUCK YOU! Be a human bing and come to the middle!

I was reading the commenrts on a Youtube video by Pat Condell. The video is about the islamification of the UK(specifically the adoption of sharia courts) and there where many stupid comments from stupid people. People calling for a genocide against… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on October 7, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

ORIGINS: WHO WERE THE FIRST INHABITANTS OF BRITAIN FOLLOWING THE LAST ICE AGE?

ORIGINS: WHO WERE THE FIRST INHABITANTS OF BRITAIN FOLLOWING THE LAST ICE AGE?



This is important because they were hunter-gatherer ancestors who had come north, after the ending of the last Ice Age from refuges and habitats in the Mediterranean region. They were the first peoples to cross the land bridge into Britain.

DNA testing suggests that some were my close ancestors—viz. migrating hunter-gatherers.

On a 12,000 year time-scale my ancestors and many other European… Continue

Added by Dr. Terence Meaden on October 1, 2008 at 9:28am — 4 Comments

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