25 May, 2014 - 18:08
The Malian army has been defeated at Kidal by MNLA Touareg separatists reinforced by the AQMI coalition, once the target of the French when they intervened in January 2013, writes award winning blogger Sophie Sarin. But the French stood by while their former enemies regrouped.
9 May, 2014 - 10:30
Public Health England’s draft report on the environmental impact of shale gas extraction is a whitewash, writes Paul Mobbs in The Ecologist magazine, a view shared by those radical activists at, er, the British Medical Journal. Photo via Tumblr.com
26 April, 2014 - 10:31
European Digital Rights (EDRi) members ORG and DigiGes have launched “WePromise.EU” to put digital civil rights on the agenda of the 22nd of May European elections. Sign the pledge to vote for MEPs who support the 10 point Charter of Digital Rights.
21 March, 2014 - 18:48
Migrant workers “no better than slaves” have suffered over 900 deaths on construction sites in Qatar’s 2022 World Cup city. Claims the world’s richest country per capita won its bid due to corruption have led to calls to rerun the vote. Join the campaign for migrant workers’ justice.
8 March, 2014 - 18:09
StopTTIP is the UK part of an international campaign opposing the US/EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), claiming it will give corporations excessive control over our society, degrading regulation on health & safety, food, environment, privacy, banking and much more.
25 February, 2014 - 17:41
In 2011 the UN reported that cleaning up Shell’s pollution in Ogoniland would take at least 30 years and $1 billion of start up finance. But no money has been pledged by Shell and the clean-up has not happened. Now a new law could hold Nigeria’s polluters to account.
8 February, 2014 - 14:53
Wind, rain and waves continue to batter and flood the UK after years of environmental neglect. Floodwater also contains sewage, which when dumped into the Thames after sewer flooding breaches EC water treatment directives. But environmentalists claim the £4.8bn Thames Tideway Tunnel should be scrapped in favour of sustainable alternatives.
1 February, 2014 - 14:03
How to use the internet to get rich – fool taxpayers into going to your copycat websites for government services. Google will help you to do this, because they make money from it too.
24 January, 2014 - 18:36
Egypt’s military rulers have again been jailing activists, including blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, prompting freedom and human rights organisations to demand their release.
15 January, 2014 - 15:44
APC member Bytes for All has filed a claim that its human rights have been violated by GCHQ. The claim, similar to Privacy International’s action in the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal last July, highlights how the UK’s mass surveillance programme has a disproportionate impact on those outside the UK.