3 March, 2013 - 18:45
Beppe GrilloWeb guru Pierandrea Casaleggio and comedian Beppe Grillo’s M5S, winning almost a quarter of votes in Italy’s general election, is no traditional political party. It’s a horizontal web-based network whose spending on offline media advertising was zero.
11 February, 2013 - 14:05
Families in Sydney’s Villawood Detention Centre with ‘negative security assessments’ from Australian Intelligence (ASIO) are not told why they are a security threat and cannot apply for a permanent visa. Their indefinite detention may also be based on `suspicions’ about their electronic communications.
13 January, 2013 - 12:19
demandprogressInternet pioneer, activist and Demand Progress founder Aaron Swartz has committed suicide in New York. He was 26. His family and friends blame his death on an impending criminal prosecution for downloading academic data for release into the public domain.
22 December, 2012 - 13:38
Hacked Off’s campaign to adopt the Leveson Report is boosted by latest News of the World settlement, while Murdoch’s US presidential coup is foiled. Tell the politicians to support the victims of press abuse.
3 December, 2012 - 19:15
5 out of 6 cases supporting the “snooper’s charter” or Draft Communications Data Bill give no plausible need for “prior blanket retention of the entire nation’s traffic and location data”, writes Caspar Bowden. In one case cited a corrupt police officer accessed data leading to a double murder.
23 November, 2012 - 18:08
War on WantJoin the War on Want and CAAT campaign for an immediate two-way arms embargo to stop the UK arming Israel. Support Oxfam in calling on the UK Government to use its influence to lift the blockade on Gaza.
9 November, 2012 - 16:53
Woodland Trust needs £1m in government funding to bypass EU delays in creating a project to monitor and protect the UK’s trees and woods from further devastation by disease.
19 October, 2012 - 17:04
After the death of 45 sheep Thanet Council’s ban on animal exports at Ramsgate, opposed by the NFU, has been overturned by the High Court acting for 3 Dutch companies. Live exports have ceased at Ipswich but they may resume or find an alternative port.
29 September, 2012 - 11:49
EU aid increasingly focused on the poorest people and countries has been attacked by the UK press and described as “farcical” by Tory Eurosceptic Dominic Raab. Fight back with campaigners ONE.org.
7 September, 2012 - 15:30
Although a 10 year study concluded that “badger culling can make no meaningful contribution to cattle TB control”, the government plans to license the shooting of thousands of badgers. Keeping culling locations secret will risk night-shooting fatalities, against all professional safety advice.

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