9 December, 2013 - 22:37
Amnesty International believes GCHQ is illegally accessing its communications and has made a claim to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal that the UK authorities are in breach of Article 8 (right to privacy) and Article 10 (right to freedom of expression) of the Human Rights Act 1998.
14 November, 2013 - 23:41
NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team750 emergency packs, pre-prepared and designed for different sizes of family, will benefit at least 4,400 people.
5 November, 2013 - 16:44
Co-op Bank’s ethics are “enshrined” in its new constitution, but it’s now 70% in private ownership of which 20% are “vulture funds” Silver Point and Aurelius, which is one of the funds threatening Argentina with debt default for a 1,400% profit.
29 October, 2013 - 13:59
The UK’s economic “growth” is an unsustainable fantasy founded on a credit and consumption bubble. Long before the completion of Hinkley C, economic failure and fossil fuel depletion will bankrupt the Government’s energy policy, based on 6%-10% annual rises in energy prices. Degrowth is the only viable policy.
18 September, 2013 - 12:39
The Guarani Kaiowá have returned to their ancestral Apy Ka’y land in Dourados, Brazil, despite the deaths of their leaders and children and further death threats by sugar cane ranchers. Act now to help them.
4 September, 2013 - 18:01
alphabetics.infoActionAid accuses Addax Bioenergy’s sugarcane-to-ethanol project in Sierra Leone of reducing food production, using £95m in funding from the UK, despite claims of sustainablity.
30 August, 2013 - 00:38
Germany’s justice minister has said German people are flocking to national email providers and demanding encryption services normally reserved for corporate security in the wake of the US spying scandal. Read Valentina Pop’s article in EUobserver.com
19 August, 2013 - 16:12
Since 2011 the UK has licensed £65m in arms exports to Egypt, now again run by the army and its rape squads and street-corner torturers. But despite being “on the side of the Egyptian people” according to the Foreign Office, the UK is still inviting Egypt to London’s DSEi Arms Fair. Act now for an embargo on arms to Egypt.
26 July, 2013 - 14:19
The Government is trying to take the credit for returning lottery money it never should have taken in the first place, and then claiming a victory for its delivery of the Olympic Legacy through an initiative it didn’t set up. Join the Big Lottery Refund campaign.
9 July, 2013 - 23:11
In a statement to Parliament William Hague said that GCHQ “complied fully” with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa), the Human Rights Act (HRA) and the Intelligence Services Act (Isa).