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Tuesday 2 May 2006 May 2006
Mick Hume
Noel Edmonds and the cult of positivity
Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

James Panton
Stand up for animal research
The online People’s Petition supporting vivisection is a bold and positive initiative. If only it didn’t offer supporters the option to remain anonymous.

Josie Appleton
The Manifesto Club: History is still young
The convenor of a new political project explains why now is the time for an enlightened alternative.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
McDonald’s: why the parents of autistic kids are lovin’ it
Ignore the food snobs - for some of us the Golden Arches are a godsend.

Thursday 4 May 2006
Alan Miller
American identity revisited
As Mexican immigrants take to the streets, a debate at the New York Public Library examined the fraught question of what it means to be American.

Suchandrika Chakrabarti
Short films: ‘An art form in themselves’
spiked-film: Bitesize Cinema is taking shorts to the masses.

Daniel Ben-Ami
Happiness and its discontents
spiked-TV: The BBC's The Happiness Formula fails to interrogate whether happiness is an appropriate social goal.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 4 May
Another World Cup, another fractured metatarsal.

Daniel Ben-Ami
Who’s afraid of economic growth?
Behind today's trendy arguments about environmentalism, ethical living and happiness, there lurks a deep disdain for material progress.

James Woudhuysen
In defence of individual ecofreedom
Government campaigns against running domestic electrical gadgets on standby are unnecessary, and will likely prove unpopular.

Nancy McDermott
After the ‘day without immigrants’
The marches and strikes by 'illegal' workers should be an inspiration to all Americans.

Brendan O’Neill
The Hollywood Actor’s Burden
Why are those, like George Clooney, who opposed Bush's war in Iraq now calling on the president to 'Save Darfur'?

Mick Hume
When control freaks lose it and spindoctors twist in the wind
It is striking the extent to which New Labour’s woes now seem to be media-driven.

Friday 5 May 2006
Patrick West
One world, one tongue
There is a good argument for insisting that everybody speaks the same language - and that it should be English.

Tuesday 9 May 2006
Mick Hume
Roo-mournia and the dashing of Great White Hopes
Read spiked editor Mick Hume's Notebook in The Times (London).

George Blecher
Playing at life
Why does everybody in New York want to be an actor?

Michele Ledda
Kick politics out of education
It is only when our leaders are in trouble that they start marching into schools.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
MMR is safe - so why are many still scared of it?
The good news: a study found no persistent trace of measles in autistic children after MMR. The bad news: it may not be enough to allay public fears.

Josie Appleton
Bolivia: ‘nationalisation’ isn’t what it seems
Latin America is afflicted by the same loss of meaning in political life as we in the West are.

Brendan O’Neill
The truth about British casualties in Iraq
Iraq is becoming less dangerous for British troops - and the IRA killed twice as many soldiers in one year as Iraqi insurgents have killed in three. Breaking down the stats.

Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
MMR is safe - so why are many still scared of it?
The good news: a study found no persistent trace of measles in autistic children after MMR. The bad news: it may not be enough to allay public fears.

Mick Hume
The decline of New Labour and the rise of no-party politics
On cowardly coups and the arbitrariness of the British political scene.

Thursday 11 May 2006
Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 11 May
Eriksson's bold decision to select Theo Walcott reveals his inability to make the most of a talented England squad.

Tara McCormack
The EU and Serbia: treating a state like a naughty child
What gives European officials the right to punish Serbia for failing to arrest former Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic?

Shirley Dent
Death, dignity and distrust
spiked-TV: The Panorama special on assisted dying shows that both sides of the debate harbour an unhealthy suspicion of doctors.

Philip Cunliffe
Fair trade: the bitter aftertaste
spiked-film: A new film makes a timely and thought-provoking attack on an unquestioned orthodoxy of our age.

Ann Furedi
Why abortion clinics won’t be building barricades
The chief executive of the UK's largest specialist abortion provider explains why she and her colleagues are not scared by the UK LifeLeague's 'name and shame' antics.

Liz Frayn
The new ‘colour bar’ in the NHS
Without warning, the Department of Health has imposed restrictions on the immigration of international medical students into the UK. They should be vigorously opposed.

Friday 12 May 2006
Dolan Cummings
TV UK, 29 December
TV's ghosts of Christmas past.

Tuesday 16 May 2006
Anna Travis
Dead dreams of utopia
Why has a London museum exhibition on Modernism caused so much disquiet?

Bruno Waterfield
Globalisation: the new spectre haunting Europe?
European officials, rattled by recent rejections of the EU constitution, are using scare tactics to try to win people’s support.

Josie Appleton
Dancing to the tune of alienation
Why is everybody cheering transsexuals all the way to the operating theatre?

James Panton
Animal research: extremists are not the problem
Tony Blair has signed up against anti-vivisection agitators - but that is not the same thing as signing up for vivisection.

Brendan O’Neill
The truth about 7/7: it was meaningless
The UK government's 'narrative' on the London bombings shows how empty and pointless the attacks were. So why do so many try to read meaning into them?

Brendan O’Neill
The truth about 7/7: it was meaningless
The UK government's 'narrative' on the London bombings shows how empty and pointless the attacks were. So why do so many try to read meaning into them?

Thursday 18 May 2006
Shirley Dent
Throwing ‘terror tantrums’ for animals
Dispatches showed that animal rights activists are not so much public enemies no.1 as the political equivalent of Kevin the Teenager.

Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 18 May
Omnipresent cockney hardman Ray Winstone is telling football fans to behave themselves in Germany. Leave it out.

Emilie Bickerton
Chromophobia: a film that wants to be hated
spiked-film: Director Martha Fiennes throws every stereotyped screw-up into her depiction of life and love in modern London.

Joe Kaplinsky
Stop using fear to sell us the nuclear option
Tony Blair, take note: the argument for nuclear power will never be won with scare stories about climate change and a global energy crisis.

Friday 19 May 2006
Kevin Yuill
The ‘right to die’? No thanks
The campaign to legalise assisted suicide cheapens and devalues human life - and makes death an even more protracted process.

Tuesday 23 May 2006
Jennie Bristow
I want my epidural!
Our angry, heavily pregnant writer doesn't buy the idea that natural childbirth is best.

Mick Hume
Welcome to the new-look spiked
New design. New features. Same attitude.

Frank Furedi
Why the ‘politics of happiness’ makes me mad
If you’re unhappy with state-sponsored happiness programmes, clap your hands.

Wednesday 24 May 2006
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Stop bullying fat kids
The plan to weigh all schoolchildren as part of the 'war on obesity' will stigmatise those who don't fit New Labour's blueprint.

Thursday 25 May 2006
Duleep Allirajah
Offside, 25 May
Premature celebration: we can't say it's never happened to us before.

Michael Cook
Chill out, it's an unholy mess
A member of Opus Dei passes judgement on The Da Vinci Code.

Brendan O’Neill
‘The greens want to do right, but they are so wrong’
Meet the Sixties black civil rights activist who now thinks that environmentalism is one of the greatest threats to Africa.

Friday 26 May 2006
Rob Lyons
Low rainfall, lower horizons
Thames Water is taking an innovative approach to sorting London’s water problem. So why is Mayor Ken raining scorn on it?

Helene Guldberg
Stop celebrating Tourette’s
From TV documentaries to Big Brother, why has a neurological disorder become so fashionably fascinating?

Barrie Collins
In the waiting room of the Rwandan genocide tribunal
Why I agreed to be an expert witness for the defence – and why the judge wouldn’t let me.

Bruno Waterfield
Europe to crack down on ‘passive drinking’, says leaked report
Our reporter in Brussels reveals that EC officials are plotting to make drinking as socially unacceptable as smoking.

Tuesday 30 May 2006
Daniel Ben-Ami
Not the smartest film in the cinema
Alex Gibney’s documentary about Enron substitutes moral posturing for political insight.

Sean Collins
Who’s afraid of Enron?
Even if you’re not a fan of big business, you should be worried about some of the prejudices that underpinned the Enron corruption trial.

Brendan O’Neill
Brad, Angelina and the rise of ‘celebrity colonialism’
What gives two Hollywood actors the right to shut down an African nation so that they can have a special experience?

Munira Mirza
Impoverished aims
The problem is not regional museums' lack of money, but what they are spending it on.

Wednesday 31 May 2006
Lee Rowland
Measuring happiness: a fool’s errand
Why psychologists on the hunt for a 'happiness index' have returned empty-handed.

James Heartfield
Do we need a nicer nationalism?
David Goodhart is trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear with his call for 'progressive nationalism' in Britain.

Josie Appleton
The tide turns against culture
Why are museums and heritage groups rebranding themselves as apparently brave warriors against the gods of Global Warming?


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