People and Power

  • December 14, 2010

    1,000 people in Hong Kong joined a celebration by Christian groups and others for imprisoned Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, coinciding with the ceremony in Oslo.

  • December 14, 2010

    The Localism Bill offers a chance to have fair, inclusive public services, but only if discrimination issues, funding and accountability are addressed, say respondents.

  • December 10, 2010

    It is interesting to note how much UK media attention, following protests against student fee rises yesterday (9 December 2010), has focused on the admittedly alarming experience of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla when the car they were travelling in was damaged - compared to the life-threatening ordeal of Alfie Meadows.

  • December 10, 2010

    The scrap among the main political parties and the media focus on protest violence has taken public attention away from the purpose and future of public universities in the UK, says beliefs and values thinktank Ekklesia.

  • December 10, 2010

    Corruption has increased over the last three years, say six out of 10 people around the world, and one in four people report paying bribes in the last year.

  • December 9, 2010

    Higher education in England has changed forever. It is no exaggeration to say that universities are in their twilight hours as public institutions for the universality of people and ideas, says John Heathershaw. The discussions during the occupation at the University of Exeter show that there are alternatives.

  • December 9, 2010

    The last couple of weeks I have been working with the "yes for fairer votes" campaign for a 'Yes' vote in the referendum on the Alternative Voting system for Westminster.

  • December 8, 2010

    Activists and a group of former spies have launched a huge campaign to defend WikiLeaks and target corporations seeking to suppress the whistleblowers' site.

  • December 8, 2010

    Church and civil society organisations are pressing world governments to commit to their fair share of the £840 million Global HIV Fund for 2011-13.

  • December 7, 2010

    The US diplomatic cables leaked to WikiLeaks, and reproduced by them, by the Guardian, the New York Times and others have been dismissed in some quarters as 'tittle tattle'. Actually, they have revealed some significant, startling and disturbing facts.