21 October, 2011 - 19:17
Biomass and agrofuels burned in the UK from Indonesia, Brazil, Ghana or Kenya can cause deforestation and other harmful land use. In some cases greenhouse gas emissions can be worse than fossil fuels.
22 September, 2011 - 16:07
© The Green PartyThe owner of German private healthcare group Helios, currently in talks to run NHS services, was fined $500m for kickbacks and fraudulent Medicare claims.
8 September, 2011 - 13:45
A new film claims that the ODA, instead of taking an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to clean up this highly contaminated former industrial site, has ignored the Environment Agency’s contaminated land guidance and may have illegally reburied radioactive waste. Watch Iain Sinclair’s 2012 Gold Dust.
1 September, 2011 - 17:08
Despite US opposition more than 130 countries will vote for Palestine’s statehood at the UN. There is also support within Israel’s diplomatic and security services, but the IDF are to issue settlers with tear gas and stun grenades and order soldiers to shoot at the feet of any protesters.
24 August, 2011 - 15:07
DWP contractor Atos Healthcare has pressured webhosting companies into removing sites critical of its assessments, but some blogs remain as the backlash gathers momentum.
17 August, 2011 - 15:33
The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s latest report on state use of personal data shows that privacy law does not adequately protect against breaches of individual rights.
9 August, 2011 - 13:06
The rich get richer and the poor get looting. Surprised millionaire politicians are forced to return from their hols and recall parliament as riots break out after decades of increasing social deprivation.
23 July, 2011 - 01:36
On June 11 and July 2-3 renewed ‘punitive’ night raids by mobs of youths in M’sila, Algeria, have attacked and burnt down the houses of single women accused of ‘stealing men’s jobs’ and of being prostitutes. The police did not intervene.
18 July, 2011 - 19:36
Peru’s Indian Affairs Department has revealed plans to open up uncontacted tribes’ reserves to oil companies – just days before the new government takes office. Act now to help Peru’s uncontacted peoples.
8 July, 2011 - 13:27
Take action to end commercial whaling. Support modernisation of the International Whaling Commission at the 63rd Annual IWC Meeting in Jersey.