UK weapons were “almost certainly” used in Israel’s Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. 350 children were killed. The government says it has no “embarrassment” about arms exports, and wants to do even more to promote arms sales.
Amnesty InternationalSweden has the highest incidence of reported rapes in Europe but the lowest conviction rate, and worsening levels of violence against women, despite its good reputation for gender equality.
Israel’s Tzipi LivniThe recently published Police Reform Bill includes proposals which will make it much more difficult to obtain a UK arrest warrant for anyone accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
20 climate change activists face a Crown Court trial for planning to shut down the UK’s third largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions. 6 more are to be tried in January merely for thinking about it.
After Fitwatch posted advice for protesters at the Millbank occupation who may face arrest the site was blocked by the police. But rapid posting of the information on websites, blogs and social media made the block useless and now Fitwatch is back.