Blogs

12 Aug 2014

The UNHRC has appointed three members to its independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in Israel Palestine.

11 Aug 2014

A mass trial in Egypt tomorrow (12 August) could see death sentences handed down to hundreds of prisoners, including an Irish teenager who was a juvenile at the time of his arrest.

11 Aug 2014

David Miliband, who as UK Foreign Secretary was forced to admit that the CIA had used British territory for ‘rendition’ flights, has left open the possibility that further evidence of involvement could emerge.

10 Aug 2014

As Yearly Meeting Gathering, held at the University of Bath 2 – 9 August closes, Quakers in Britain have issued their customary Epistle 'To all Friends everywhere'.

9 Aug 2014

A seven-mile scarf knitted by over 5,000 people has been rolled out between the Atomic Weapons Establishment sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire.

9 Aug 2014

The 22 new peers appointed yesterday (8 August) have donated nearly £7 million to political parties, says the Electoral
Reform Society (ERS)

9 Aug 2014

Quakers in Britain have called on the UK Government to recognise Palestine as a nation state; for a comprehensive arms embargo on all sides and an end to the blockade of Gaza and occupation of Palestine.

8 Aug 2014

Thousands of families across London are stuck in housing limbo for years on end, an investigtion by the housing and homelessness charity Shelter has revealed.

8 Aug 2014

New analysis published by the TUC shows that the majority of claimants who will be hit by the new five-week wait welfare reform are short-term claimants who only claim benefit for a few weeks.