18/07/2012   No justice for Jimmy Mubenga's family

Photo: Claire Butler 29/10/11Photo: Claire Butler 29/10/11Crying out that he couldn’t breathe, Jimmy Mubenga died being “restrained” by G4S guards on a forced repatriation flight from Heathrow. Against evidence within G4S and the Home Office about the dangers of restraint techniques, no charges are to be brought by the CPS.

29/06/2012   Goodbye ACTA, hello TPP?

Now that all 5 committees of MEPs have rejected ACTA the likelihood is that the July 4 full plenary vote will kill it off. But now the secretive, multi-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement threatens the future of the internet’s global infrastructure.

22/06/2012   World's worst polluters sponsor 'greenest' Olympics

London’s 2012 “most environmentally friendly ever” Olympics are sponsored by BP, Dow and Rio Tinto, but campaigning groups have been ignored by the Organising Committee LOCOG. Now you can ask your MP to support the Greenwash Gold early day motion.

13/06/2012   What's fair about Workfare?

@sparkyf1@sparkyf1Does the scandal of Close Protection UK’s Jubilee stewards stranded at London Bridge without any facilities presage the use of forced voluntary labour for the Olympics, and expose the many inequities of Workfare schemes?

27/04/2012   Spain to criminalise online protest organisers

@acampadasol@acampadasolThe Spanish government is planning to criminalise anyone using the internet to organise street protests. Retweeting information on an event considered violent would be liable to 2 years imprisonment.

23/04/2012   Is the Surveillance State based on secret US spy centre?

The NSA’s new Data Center in Utah is so vast it could enable the US to become an “Orwellian state”, claims whistleblower William Binney, and looks like the perfect model for the UK’s latest Big Brother mass surveillance scheme.

05/04/2012   Surveillance State zombie returns from the dead

Despite vicious attacks by the Tories when in opposition and huge public protests, the ‘surveillance state’ has risen again with even more virulence. Who are the Big Brothers ever keen to turn the UK into Terry Gilliam’s Brazil?

26/03/2012   Budget cap bashes charity donations

The budget’s new tax relief cap will severely reduce charity income, and could prevent new charities setting up, handing even more of the third sector over to ‘social entrepreneurs’ and for-profit corporations.

19/03/2012   Tar Sands targets wolves in new Alberta cull

Climate Action Network Canada has exposed a multimillion dollar push by the Canadian government to undermine key EU and US climate legislation, in which the UK is described as “team leader”. The State of Alberta now plans a large-scale wolf slaughter to cover for the destruction of its ecosystem by the tar sands industry.