05/11/2013   Co-op Bank: business as usual?

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.

29/10/2013   Energy and economic policies a "fantasy"

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.

18/09/2013   Defiant Guarani Kaiowá reoccupy their land

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.

04/09/2013   UK funded land grab causes hunger

alphabetics.infoalphabetics.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. The European Parliament is about to vote on agrofuels – email your MEPs now.

29/08/2013   Germans switch to national email providers after US scandal

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

19/08/2013   Arms to Egypt: whose side are we on?

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.

26/07/2013   Olympics one year on - where's the lottery money?

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.

09/07/2013   Privacy International's legal action against UK mass surveillance

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). Lawyers for PI have now filed a claim that GCHQ are in breach of the HRA, RIPA and EU law.

28/06/2013   Google store sells "gay cure" app

In response to an AllOut.org petition Apple has removed the iTunes app “Setting Captives Free”, which claims to help people fight “habitual sins”, but Google Play is still selling it. Support the campaign against “gay cures” that can lead desperate people to depression or suicide.