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2012 – The London Paralympics
2012 – The London Paralympics

29 August 2012 – London The London Paralympics went mainstream. At least in Britain. Continued enthusiasm following the successful Summer Olympics, combined with a concerted

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2005 – Hurricane Katrina
2005 – Hurricane Katrina

29 August 2005 – New Orleans It’s been ten years since Katrina tore through the South East of the United States, causing thousands to lose

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2003 – The Iraq War Protests
2003 – The Iraq War Protests

15 February 2003 – Various Despite the numbers, the war went ahead anyway. The images over the following years became almost as iconic as those

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I’m ahead of the news again…
I’m ahead of the news again…

As a neutral organisation, we cannot benefit from something which overtly supports one political party. In addition, the Red Cross has a proud history of

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George Gosling: Charities and Government
George Gosling: Charities and Government

Fellow historian George Gosling has written a more in-depth piece about Brooks Newmark‘s (brief) tenure as Civil Society minister, and detailed some of the worrying

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Help for Heroes are political – don’t pretend otherwise

In what is becoming a depressing series of “charity is political, and if you pretend otherwise you’re living under a rock“, The Sun is using

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“The Gist of the Matter”
“The Gist of the Matter”

What men think and believe attainable, is to be attained. A brave man, now blind, said to us the other day: ‘The world’s attitude to

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Charity is politics – only English “common sense” pretends otherwise

The claim by Brooks Newmark that charities should stick to knitting rather than politics was greeted with some rather amusing responses. But it betrayed two

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Seth Rogan lobbying the Senate
Seth Rogan lobbying the Senate

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