Economy and Politics

  • 20 Nov 2011

    “A dog starved at his master's gate, predicts the ruin of the state”. These lines from William Blake's Auguries of Innocence go beyond the obvious cruelty they describe. They remind us of the destruction which follows when power abdicates responsibility, care and compassion.

  • 19 Nov 2011

    The Jubilee Debt Campaign has called on vulture fund FG Hemisphere to drop its multimillion debt claim against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • 18 Nov 2011

    Occupy London has announced its takeover of a huge abandoned office block in the borough of Hackney belonging to controversial investment bank UBS.

  • 17 Nov 2011

    Quakers in Britain have made a public declaration of support for the Occupy London Stock Exchange protesters, as they face a renewed eviction threat.

  • 17 Nov 2011

    Every day it seems that Europe sinks deeper and deeper into a pit of debt, with one country after another finding the interest rates demanded on its borrowings climbing ever higher.

  • 16 Nov 2011

    While attempts to 'Christianise' the Occupy movement from above are rightly being resisted within and without the protest outside St Paul's Cathedral, there are profound Christian lessons to be learned from 'the Church of Occupy', suggests Simon Barrow. The juxtaposition of movement and institution dramatises the questions and issues raised by the uneven transition from Christendom to post-Christendom.

  • 16 Nov 2011

    Despite a court ruling that the violent eviction of Occupy Wall Street was not unlawful, New York activists say they will regroup and refuse to give up.

  • 15 Nov 2011

    The Occupy London camp against corporate greed and unjust economics faces a new legal threat to its presence outside St Paul's Cathedral.

  • 15 Nov 2011

    Employees spend nearly 200 hours a year travelling to and from work - adding up to around five weeks extra work - according to a TUC analysis.

  • 15 Nov 2011

    Pope Benedict XVI met with Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council at the Vatican yesterday, discussing the continent's future.