19 September 2001

Terrorising liberty

The last time a UK government declared 'war on terrorism', the first casualty was liberty.

14 September 2001

‘Weeping for everything’

As the Queen's Guard played the American national anthem to honour the victims of the attack on America, there was little sense of 'collective grief' - just sad, confused individuals wanting to 'do something, anything'.

5 September 2001

A sectarian peace

As schoolchildren get caught up in sectarian clashes in north Belfast, Brendan O'Neill explains how Northern Ireland's peace process deepened the sectarian divide.

14 August 2001

The great parades debate

The Orange Order is suing the Northern Ireland Parades Commission for breaching the European Convention on Human Rights by undermining the right to march. Brendan O'Neill 'facilitated a debate'.

7 August 2001

A film called Injustice

Why has a documentary film about deaths in police custody been chased out of cinemas across the UK?

31 July 2001

Beyond the boy zone

Do lads need to be taught self-esteem, or should they be left alone to grow into men?

31 July 2001

Top men and bad lads

Menswear store Topman momentarily forgot where acceptable laddishness ends and unacceptable laddishness begins. Big mistake.

25 July 2001

Why Irish eyes aren't smiling

The Irish authorities have declared all-out war on alcohol - and in some parts of Ireland it is now virtually impossible to get drunk without committing an offence.

24 July 2001

G8 expectations

Condemning the 'mindless violence' of anti-capitalist protesters lets everybody off the hook - protesters and authorities alike.

18 July 2001

Training to complain

The UK rail network covers its tracks (no pun intended) with apologies left, right and centre, while passengers moan and whine. No wonder Richard Branson travels by balloon.