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  • 2 May 2017

    All the government units currently protecting Brazil’s uncontacted tribes from invasion by loggers and ranchers could be withdrawn, according to information leaked to Survival International, the global movement for the rights of tribal people. The move would constitute the biggest threat to uncontacted Amazon tribes for a generation.

  • 2 May 2017

    Trustees of the Northern Friends Peace Board have agreed to send a letter to the Prime Minister  and the Foreign Secretary calling for de-escalation in regard to the tension over North Korea. The letter will also be sent to leaders of the main opposition parties.

  • 1 May 2017

    In the UK today, hard work is no guarantee against poverty. People in some of the most vital and demanding jobs have the lowest incomes - and they may be about to get lower. 

  • 1 May 2017

    Marking International Jazz Day, yesterday. the United Nations cultural agency emphasised the power of jazz to unite people and its contribution to peace.

  • 1 May 2017

    Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee has criticised the government for refusing to disclose information about the intelligence behind a 2015 UK drone strike in Syria, calling the lack of Parliamentary scrutiny “profoundly disappointing.”

  • 29 Apr 2017

    Amnesty International is urgently calling on authorities in Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region to immediately halt plans to execute two boys, sentenced to death by a military tribunal in February

  • 29 Apr 2017

    Leading academics and democracy campaigners are to hold a ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ on Brexit this September, in a bid to ensure the public’s voices are heard in the process of Britain leaving the EU.

  • 28 Apr 2017

    Multi-faith pilgrims will unify to honour creation at the Peoples Climate March in Washington on the National Mall, tomorrow. The event, which comes as a crescendo in a week of climate action, is expected to draw tens of thousands from across the US and broad support from 300 sister marches planned across the country and around the world.

  • 28 Apr 2017

    Ministry of Justice reveals prison suicide rate has more than doubled since 2013.

  • 28 Apr 2017

    In a joint communiqué issued on 27 April 2017, delegations from the World Council of Churches and the Muslim Council of Elders  jointly emphasised the importance of valuing diversity, assuring equal rights, and of being able to build mutual relationships with others.

  • 28 Apr 2017

    Sunday, 30 April 2017  marks the 18th anniversary of the London nail bomb attack on the Admiral Duncan public house in Old Compton Street, Soho. Three people and an unborn baby lost their lives and around one hundred other people were injured.

  • 27 Apr 2017

    The Institute for Fiscal Studies says planned benefit cuts will have a bigger impact on the poorest households than cuts made by the Coalition.

  • 27 Apr 2017

    The Israeli authorities have granted a work visa to Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, upon his arrival at Ben Gurion Airport.

  • 27 Apr 2017

    Analysis from the TUC, forming part of a series showing what the British economy will look like in 2022 if current trends continue unchecked, finds that by the start of 2022, 3.5 million people could be in insecure work such as zero-hours contracts, temp or agency work, and low-paid self-employment.

  • 27 Apr 2017

    Public Accounts Committee says Better Care Fund is "little more than a complicated ruse"