Blogs

7 Aug 2014

Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the UK will continue to raise with UAE authorities the case of a British student who was tortured by police into signing a confession to drugs offences.

7 Aug 2014

This Saturday, a giant peace scarf measuring seven miles will be stretched between the UK’s two nuclear bomb factories in protest at plans to spend £100bn replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system.

6 Aug 2014

To mark UN Indigenous Day on 9 August, Survival International reveals five tribal peoples who have been victims of genocide during the 20th century and warns of a potential genocide in the 21st.

6 Aug 2014

Excessive Israeli restrictions on Palestinian territories cannot be justified on the grounds they protect Israel's security, says a report from the International Development Committee.

6 Aug 2014

An independent review of laws governing industrial disputes has been greatly scaled back after the QC in charge objected to recent ministerial announcements on the introduction of anti-strike laws.

5 Aug 2014

Christian Aid has scaled up its response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone to target 3.8 million people across the country with potentially life-saving advice.

5 Aug 2014

Amnesty International is appealing to the US government to immediately halt the transfer of a US fuel shipment currently on its way to Israel for use by the Israeli military.

5 Aug 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged world leaders to find new ways to broker peace at the commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of WW1 at Glasgow Cathedral.

4 Aug 2014

Quakers’ online project serialising the diaries of five young people who lived during and opposed World War I goes live today.