People and Power

  • June 7, 2011

    Civil rights and legal groups are pressing the government hard on plans to cut legal aid and deny justice to thousands of poor and vulnerable people.

  • June 4, 2011

    Today, while I play in a fundraising match at Dumbarton FC, representatives of Supporters Trust across the country are gathering at a conference entitled 'The Future of Scottish Football' at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

  • June 4, 2011

    Economic pressure on tertiary education needs to be addressed with proper critical thinking rather than simply complied with or ignored, professors say.

  • June 2, 2011

    The Church of Scotland has been urged to campaign against cuts being imposed by Scottish local authorities to learning disability services.

  • May 31, 2011

    The Guatemalan authorities have been asked to carry out a thorough and impartial investigation into the killing of a trade unionist in the north-east.

  • May 31, 2011

    BBC One is hosting a live debate tonight about poverty and other social issues arising from its lively 'observational documentary' series, The Scheme, which looks at "the dramatic and often emotional highs and lows of daily life for six families living in a large housing scheme in Kilmarnock."

  • May 30, 2011

    Point-scoring and opportunist politics alienates the electorate, says Jill Segger. If the "new politics" of May 2010 is to have any meaning, politicians and party activists must find a way of combining the legitimate battle of ideas with a more consensual and creative approach to the common good.

  • May 30, 2011

    If the motion for recognition of the Armenian Genocide was successful this year in the Israeli Knesset, despite his misgivings, Harry Hagopian - alongside scores of other Armenian and non-Armenian scholars, activists, sympathisers and grassroots - will rejoice at this moral and equitable achievement.

  • May 30, 2011

    China must avoid a violent crackdown on demonstrations in the country’s Inner Mongolia region, a leading human rights organisation has said.

  • May 29, 2011

    NHS Direct Action and UK Uncut activists dressed in medical scrubs have staged a protest outside HSBC's AGM over the bank's NHS profiteering.