25/02/2014   Legislation to make polluters pay in the Niger Delta

In 2011 the UN reported that cleaning up Shell’s pollution in Ogoniland would take at least 30 years and $1 billion of start up finance. But no money has been pledged by Shell and the clean-up has not happened. Now a new law could hold Nigeria’s polluters to account.

08/02/2014   Green solutions to river pollution

Wind, rain and waves continue to batter and flood the UK after years of environmental neglect. Floodwater also contains sewage, which when dumped into the Thames after sewer flooding breaches EC water treatment directives. But environmentalists claim the £4.8bn Thames Tideway Tunnel should be scrapped in favour of sustainable alternatives.

01/02/2014   Gateway to Hell

How to use the internet to get rich – fool taxpayers into going to your copycat websites for government services. Google will help you to do this, because they make money from it too.

24/01/2014   Release demanded for Egyptian activists

Egypt’s military rulers have again been jailing activists, including blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah, prompting freedom and human rights organisations to demand their release.

15/01/2014   Pakistani human rights group in UK spying claim

APC member Bytes for All has filed a claim that its human rights have been violated by GCHQ. The claim, similar to Privacy International’s action in the UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal last July, highlights how the UK’s mass surveillance programme has a disproportionate impact on those outside the UK.

09/12/2013   Amnesty claims illegal spying by GCHQ

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.

14/11/2013   Handicap International sends emergency kits to the Philippines

NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response TeamNASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team750 emergency packs, pre-prepared and designed for different sizes of family, will benefit at least 4,400 people. “The basic six-person pack contains a tent, cooking pack, blankets, water can, mosquito nets, soap, a plastic sheet and rope. It meets people’s basic needs in the immediate aftermath of disasters like this one” explains Hélène Robin, head of Handicap International’s emergency response.

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.