Economy and Politics

  • 7 Oct 2011

    Greens say that the latest Bank of England quantitative easing move further highlights the need for a regulated, environmental approach to finance.

  • 7 Oct 2011

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy twice acknowledged the 1915-23 Genocide when he met with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan yesterday.

  • 6 Oct 2011

    An international coalition of over 120 NGOs in Afghanistan is calling on the international community to chart a fresh direction for national reconstruction.

  • 6 Oct 2011

    Welcome to the parallel universe of David Cameron. It is a world in which the Tories stand up for the poor, lead the fight against dictatorship and stop people from being given benefits on demand. It is a world that exists in a conference hall in Manchester this week, in a few daily papers the rest of the time, and in the less well-informed parts of the right-wing blogosphere. It has nothing in common with the world that most of us live in.

  • 6 Oct 2011

    Aid agencies have taken a photo climate petition to No 10 Downing Street, in a campaign to get the UK government to act on its green pledges.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    If the people of Britain really knew what had been going on in terms of corporate lobbying and wheeler-dealing behind the scenes at the Conservative Party conference, "they would be horrified".

  • 5 Oct 2011

    The campaigning group Interfaith Worker Justice has announced its support of the Occupy America movement, which started on Wall Street.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    An SNP-Labour-Green alliance in Scotland has been mooted, to challenge the most damaging aspects of the Westminster government's welfare changes.

  • 5 Oct 2011

    The term 'minorities', when applied to Christian and other communities in the Middle East, opens up a range of contradictory emotions and responses, says Dr Harry Hagopian. But perhaps there could be a greater alliance of purposes among those who do and do not use this term, distinguishing a definition that allows for a range of legal and political remedies for those involved, while distancing it from its more disparaging, negative, intimidating and unhelpful resonances?

  • 5 Oct 2011

    Scaremongering about immigration and human rights is popular among UK politicians. So it was not surprising when Home Secretary Theresa May tried to exploit fears and prejudices on these topics at the annual conference of the Conservative Party (the dominant partner in the ruling coalition). But her speech did not go quite as planned.