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Hrant Dink

 I arrived today in Istanbul, for the European Writers Parliament. I'm scheduled to give one of the opening addresses tomorrow, which I'll post here after I've given it. There's already controversy, as VS

 Rod Liddle

Index on Censorship asked me to blog about the campaign against Rod Liddle's possible appointment to the editorship of the Independent. A comment

Old-days air hostesses in miniskirts

 I flew LHR-JFK just after the Christmas day bomb attempt.  Paranoia and security lines. I was reminded of how bad things were just after 9/11 and wrote an anecdotal piece for The Guardian.  

The sun Cover - Terror Laws

A project initiated by Hari Kunzru, Anya Serota and Simon Prosser: the 42 Writers for Liberty website, part of Liberty’s Charge or Release campaign opposing the Government’s proposal to extend pre-

Man in a mask

 

Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House Matthew Collin with contributions from John Godfrey (Serpents Tail)
 
Disco Biscuits Edited by Sarah Champion (Sceptre)
 
'Ecstasy' is a brand name. According to
A man on the mic, with Islam written in the background

This is the text of a statement given at the Royal Court Theatre. December 10th 2003

After September 11th the state gave us a stark message. The world had changed. Under the new state of emergency certain rights would have to be suspended. If we were to protect ourselves, legal
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