Economy and Politics

  • 18 Apr 2012

    Poverty is something we have to tackle through joint endeavour as churches and communities, the Church Urban Fund is stressing today.

  • 16 Apr 2012

    Since 2000, 55 journalists in Mexico have been killed. Most of them brutally shot or tortured for doing their job. Maria Elizabeth Macia Castro from the city of Nuevo Laredo wrote online under the pseudonym ‘The Girl from Laredo’, reporting the activities of criminal groups in her area. She used Twitter to push the information she uncovered to a wider audience.

  • 15 Apr 2012

    Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has condemned David Cameron's latest arms sales trip to Asia, especially his attempts to sell more weapons to Indonesia

  • 12 Apr 2012

    North Korea’s ‘Day of the Sun’, the centenary of founder Kim Il-sung’s birth, is a chance to shed light on a dismal human rights record, Amnesty says.

  • 12 Apr 2012

    David Cameron has included arms dealers in his delegation as he tours Asia, saying he is happy to sell arms to countries including Indonesia.

  • 11 Apr 2012

    The thirtieth anniversary of the Falklands War took a bizarre twist this week. It emerged that the UK is still demanding repayment from the Argentine government for money they borrowed in 1979 – with which they bought weapons to invade the Falklands.

  • 11 Apr 2012

    I was dragged by police from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral as I knelt in prayer during the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange. The occupiers had arrived on the cathedral's doorstep after they were prevented from protesting closer to the Stock Exchange. The Occupy movement attracted a surprising degree of public sympathy and Christians, like others, were challenged to choose sides.

  • 11 Apr 2012

    Plaid Cymru are launching their local election campaign with a focus on preserving local services and jobs in the face of cuts from central government.

  • 11 Apr 2012

    New research suggests it would cost the UK £1.8 billion every year to hand-pollinate crops without bees – twenty percent more than previously thought.

  • 11 Apr 2012

    Unlock Democracy have today launched a 'vote match' website to help people in London decide how they should vote in the mayoral elections to be held on 3 May.