10/11/2015   Energy Secretary has "no credibility"

A leaked letter shows Amber Rudd to have misled Parliament by relying on biofuels instead of renewables to meet EU mandatory targets. Forests in Europe are being destroyed for bioenergy fueled by huge subsidies.

21/10/2015   Anti online violence campaign provokes misogynist twitter assault

Since 9 October misogynists and trolls using the #Gamergate hashtag have attacked #TakeBackTheTech and #ImagineAFeministInternet with thousands of abusive tweets and memes in a co-ordinated anti-feminist response to a tweet chat organised by the IGF Best Practice Forum on Countering Online Violence and Abuse. The volunteer organising the tweet chat also received an email declaring the purpose of the attack was to “destroy” the campaign.

26/09/2015   APC wins EFF Pioner Award 2015

The APC, Caspar Bowden and Kathy Sierra have been awarded this year’s Pioneer Award by the EFF. Read Peter Gabriel’s message of congratulation to Executive Director Anriette Esterhuysen and the APC.

08/08/2015   Tory policies trash renewables

The Government wants to scrap a policy that puts solar panels on the roofs of schools, hospitals and businesses. Email the Government consultation now to stand up for renewable energy.

17/07/2015   Media censors protests against Japan's defence expansion

Asahi ShimbunAsahi ShimbunJapanese PM Shinzo Abe has silenced debate on controversial “Peace and Security” legislation. Opposition politicians protested the move while thousands of people took to the streets. The unconstitutional legislation contravenes Article 9 of Japan’s post-war Peace Constitution.

16/07/2015   War-zone child refugees deported at 18

Counterpoints ArtsCounterpoints Arts2000 lone children come to the UK from Iraq and Afghanistan every year. Even without documents or evidence they are protected by the Children Act and can settle into British life, do well at school, make friends… But when they reach 18 they are deported back to a war zone. Watch the Refugee Council’s new BBC investigation.

11/07/2015   Charities call for enquiry on "UK:KGB"

Amnesty’s Kate Allen has called Government spying on charities “straight out of the KGB handbook”. With Liberty and Privacy International, AI is calling for an enquiry into GCHQ. The ITP, while maintaining surveillance is “lawful”, has revealed that intercepted comms data was retained illegally.

05/07/2015   Crisis for Greece, billions for the arms trade and the IMF

Its people are desperate, its economy crippled, but Greece’s debt crisis has been very profitable not only for the IMF, but also for arms industries in Europe and the USA. At 2.2% of GDP its annual defence budget is double that of most EU states except Britain, and before 2010 was at an eye-watering 7%.

17/05/2015   Hacking case reveals stealth Computer Misuse Act change

The day before its latest anti-hacking case hearing at the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, Privacy International was notified that the Computer Misuse Act had been rewritten in March to exempt the intelligence services from provisions making hacking illegal. Read the full story and press reactions.