20 October, 2010 - 22:45
Botswana’s government won’t let the Kalahari Bushmen use their own well, but tourism company Wilderness Safaris has built a luxury lodge on their land with a bar and swimming pool. Sign the petition for the Bushmen to return to their homeland and live in peace.
13 October, 2010 - 12:57
36 scientists including ex-Royal Society head Sir Michael Atiyah and Nobel Prize winner Sir Harold Kroto have called on the Prime Minister to protect core scientific research by cutting development in new nuclear weapons. £2bn a year, over 25% of the government’s total scientific R&D budget, is currently spent by the MoD.
4 October, 2010 - 22:29
Six of the eight Millenium Development Goals are directly affected by the prevalence of child marriage. In the developing world, one in three girls is married before she is 18 and one in seven before she is 15. This not only harms the young brides, but also impedes the development of their communities and societies as a whole.
4 October, 2010 - 16:37
ACS:Law have wrongly accused thousands of internet users for breach of copyright, and those accusations have been exposed along with vast amounts of leaked personal data. They are now considering using the Digital Economy Act to pursue “adult” file-sharers.
22 September, 2010 - 13:50
The Liberal Democrat party conference voted to include an “end to Government promotion of and support for the arms trade including shutting the export promotion unit, the UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation” (UKTI DSO) and ending export credits for military goods” in the party’s policy on international development.
6 August, 2010 - 18:41
The Arch‘Please use your liberty to promote ours’ says Aung San Suu Kyi. Upload your photo to the collection which Amnesty will take to Brussels for the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on October 4th-5th, demanding freedom for political prisoners and real human rights improvements across Burma.
2 August, 2010 - 15:09
Animal and environment groups warn that US-style factory farms are being considered by Lincolnshire County Council. Factory farming relies on huge quantities of imported feed from areas where rainforests are under increasing threat. Cows are kept inside all year round, and industrialised milk production threatens organic dairy farms.
23 July, 2010 - 12:07
Anne McLaughlin MSP has formally complained to the UKBA over their “threatening behaviour” against campaigners opposing the deportation of Florence Mhango and her 10 year old daughter Precious to Malawi.
12 July, 2010 - 15:37
Mass opposition is ramping up against Shell’s €100m tunnel linking an offshore pipeline with a gas refinery, avoiding land where local activists were jailed 5 years ago. Shell is planning up to 80 boreholes to survey the Sruth Fhada Chonn estuary, part of the Broadhaven Bay Special Area of Conservation.
5 July, 2010 - 18:47
Defenders of internet freedom in PakistanInternet rights activists Bytes For All have obtained a confidential policy document revealing new government guidelines designed to filter any internet content the government considers “objectionable”.