People and Power

  • October 31, 2006

    Ekklesia is working on proposals to encourage more proportional systems of voting and independent politics.

  • August 21, 2017

    The instability of Westminster's supposedly 'strong and stable' voting system has been laid bare, according to extensive new research by the Electoral Reform Society.

  • August 20, 2017

    President Duterte has instructed the police to shoot human rights activists who 'obstruct justice' in his violent 'war on drugs'.

  • August 19, 2017

    Twenty four British MPs have written to the Pakistani government urging it to repeal its blasphemy laws.

  • August 17, 2017

    The Bushmen of Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve have written a moving appeal to the Dalai Lama, who is scheduled to visit Botswana this month, criticising their country’s government for its brutal policies and urging him to speak out.

  • August 16, 2017

    On Saturday, 12 August 2917 in Charlottesville, Virginia, one woman died and 19 others were injured when a man who, after rallying with white supremacist groups, rammed his car into a crowd. Earlier in the day, two law enforcement officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed as they patrolled the gathering crowds.

  • August 15, 2017

    Calls for Michael Gove to support a ban as new research suggests that use of neonicotinoid pesticides could lead to the extinction of bumblebees. 

  • August 15, 2017

    Amnesty International has selected a new play about Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as a possible recipient of its International Freedom of Expression Award  at the Edinburgh Festival.

  • August 14, 2017

    Investigative journalist Alexander Sokolov has been jailed for three and a half years by a Russian court. Sokolov has been convicted with involvement in a banned extremist group.The International Federation of Journalists and the European Federation of Journalists have joined  the Russian Union of Journalists in condemning the ruling which is being used to silence and intimidate Sokolov and other journalists.

  • August 12, 2017

    Almost 70,000 people from around the world have urged the Chinese president to lift all restrictions against poet and artist Liu Xia, one month after the death of her husband, the Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.