13 January, 2012 - 14:01
A new Royal Society report blames a lack of specialist teachers, poor infrastructure and an unfocussed curriculum for uninspired ICT teaching that gives pupils only very basic skills.
28 November, 2011 - 18:30
Beating Goliath: A resource for corporate campaigners provides links to many campaigns combatting climate change through targeting corporations. Take action for climate justice against BP, Chevron, Tar Sands and more. Free download.
18 November, 2011 - 16:25
Massive over-use of antibiotics in factory farming threatens a world without effective cures for bacterial infections. Confined and stressful conditions maximise productivity but suppress animal immune systems, increasing the need for antibiotics.
3 November, 2011 - 13:25
Photo from personaldemocracy on Flickr (CC-BY-SA-2.0)GreenNet condemns the imprisonment of Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah for his conscientious objection to the use of military courts to try civilians.
28 October, 2011 - 17:32
Developing countries ‘owe’ hundreds of millions to the UK for arms deals which have caused human rights abuses and environmental destruction. Too often these deals have been shrouded in corruption. Over 90% is owed to the UK’s Export Credits Guarantee Department.
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.