21 October, 2015 - 18:42
Since 9 October misogynists and trolls using the #Gamergate hashtag have attacked #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet with thousands of abusive tweets and memes in a co-ordinated anti-feminist response to a tweet chat organised by the IGF Best Practice Forum on Countering Online Violence and Abuse. The volunteer organising the tweet chat also received an email declaring the purpose of the attack was to “destroy” the campaign.  
26 September, 2015 - 22:51
The APC, Caspar Bowden and Kathy Sierra have been awarded this year’s Pioneer Award by the EFF. Read Peter Gabriel’s message of congratulation to Executive Director Anriette Esterhuysen and the APC.  
8 August, 2015 - 01:08
The Government wants to scrap a policy that puts solar panels on the roofs of schools, hospitals and businesses. Email the Government consultation now to stand up for renewable energy.  
17 July, 2015 - 23:01
Asahi ShimbunJapanese PM Shinzo Abe has silenced debate on controversial “Peace and Security” legislation. Opposition politicians protested the move while thousands of people took to the streets. The unconstitutional legislation contravenes Article 9 of Japan’s post-war Peace Constitution.  
16 July, 2015 - 23:14
Counterpoints Arts2000 lone children come to the UK from Iraq and Afghanistan every year. Even without documents or evidence they are protected by the Children Act and can settle into British life, do well at school, make friends… But when they reach 18 they are deported back to a war zone. Watch the Refugee Council’s new BBC investigation.  
11 July, 2015 - 15:25
Amnesty’s Kate Allen has called Government spying on charities “straight out of the KGB handbook”. With Liberty and Privacy International, AI is calling for an enquiry into GCHQ. The IPT, while maintaining surveillance is “lawful”, has revealed that intercepted comms data was retained illegally.  
5 July, 2015 - 17:50
Its people are desperate, its economy crippled, but Greece’s debt crisis has been very profitable not only for the IMF, but also for arms industries in Europe and the USA. At 2.2% of GDP its annual defence budget is double that of most EU states except Britain, and before 2010 was at an eye-watering 7%.  
17 May, 2015 - 13:50
The day before its latest anti-hacking case hearing at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, Privacy International was notified that the Computer Misuse Act had been rewritten in March to exempt the intelligence services from provisions making hacking illegal. Read the full story and press reactions.  
23 April, 2015 - 17:35
Stop New NuclearThe future of two reactors at Hinkley Point, and the Tories’ “significant new nuclear” election policy, has been set back by a “very serious fault in a crucial part” of an EPR reactor in Normandy. The head of France’s nuclear safety inspectorate said identical safety casings have been made for Hinckley Point, and the prototype plant at Flamanville, nearly three times over budget, could be further delayed for several years.  

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