Royal Bahraini Airforce HawkAs 1,000s protest against the Bahraini government, chanting “Down, down Hamad” and calling for the release of political detainees, CAAT reveals how the UK continues to arm repression.
Decades of foreign intervention in Somalia have at best proved irrelevant and have often made things worse. There are serious doubts that the UK government’s international conference will learn from the mistakes of the past or can achieve a locally negotiated political solution.
The Treasury’s new tax loophole will ignore movements of money by British businesses into tax havens. Billions in revenue urgently needed for healthcare and education by developing countries could be lost.
accessnow.orgThe Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement threatens the free use and openness of the internet. In the name of copyright protection ISPs and websites will have more power to track what we do online, and be forced to report our activities to the authorities.
The Stop Online Piracy Act seeks to curb online piracy, but its proposals could devastate the overall freedom of the web. Along with the Protect IP Act, it would remove the protection sites like YouTube enjoy under the DCMA.
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Massive over-use of antibiotics in factory farming threatens a world without effective cures for bacterial infections. Confined and stressful conditions maximise productivity but suppress animal immune systems, increasing the need for antibiotics.
Photo from personaldemocracy on Flickr (CC-BY-SA-2.0)GreenNet condemns the imprisonment of Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah for his conscientious objection to the use of military courts to try civilians.
Developing countries ‘owe’ hundreds of millions to the UK for arms deals which have caused human rights abuses and environmental destruction. Too often these deals have been shrouded in corruption. Over 90% is owed to the UK’s Export Credits Guarantee Department.