An eight-year-old boy has sparked an unlikely outcry in Sweden after failing to invite two of his classmates to his birthday party. The boy’s school says he has violated the children’s rights and has complained to the Swedish Parliament. Via somethingchanged.
One of the surprise highlights of this year’s festival season could be a band from Ethiopia. Nicola Stanbridge reports on the musicians whose experience spans the time of Emperor Haile Selassie, the Golden age of swinging 60s Addis Ababa and the challenges of the Marxist Derg regime.
“I’ll rip apart 6-year-old victims on the witness stand and make sure the rest of their life is ruined. When they’re 8 years old they throw up; when they’re 12 years old, they won’t sleep; when they’re 19 years old, they’ll have nightmares and they’ll never have a relationship with anybody.”—
— James Fagan on his strategy for questioning victims of child rape.
Smokers in deprived communities in one of Scotland’s major cities are to be offered £12.50 a week to quit, it has been announced.
NHS Tayside hopes the £500,000 pilot scheme will help 900 people in Dundee stop smoking over the next two years.
Participants in the new initiative will be offered £12.50 per week credited onto an electronic card which they can redeem in their local supermarket for fresh food and groceries, but not alcohol and cigarettes. (Click the link to read more.)
“No one is 100% original anymore. Take what you’ve got and do what you can - as long as you create something that creates an emotion in someone somewhere I think it counts. (Bonus points if what you create makes asses shake).”—all.growns.up : We all rip eachother off