Economy and Politics

  • 13 Sep 2011

    The National Gallery called in the police to remove nonviolent campaigners who objected to an evening reception for visitors to the London arms fair.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    The London arms fair has opened to a storm of controversy, with protests outside Parliament, the offices of arms companies and at the gates to the event itself.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    The continuing and historic struggle against child poverty in Scotland was highlighted in a feature as part of the STV Six O'Clock News on 13 September 2011 - connected with STV's high-profile appeal, which will fund related projects.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    Whether in Iraq, Israel and Palestine, Egypt, Syria or Lebanon, Christians who were once the bellwethers of healthy Middle Eastern societies are feeling exposed, menaced and insecure. Their churches are being burnt down, relatives or friends are at times being killed, beaten up or abducted, voices are being snuffed out, job opportunities are being denied them and they are almost facing a dhimmitude that had become defunct with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Harry Hagopian asks what response is appropriate, starting from a personal exploration of the issues from a European perspective.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    ‘Broken’ financial markets are driving up food prices, as UK consumers are now paying over seven per cent more for bread than a year ago.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    The Green Party in England and Wales has used its autumn conference in Sheffield this weekend to call for an immediate moratorium on fracking.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    Especially in areas where affordable housing is scarce, many of us – even if not about to be displaced ourselves – have friends or relatives who are about to lose their homes, with all that this involves, says Savi Hensman, explaining why the government’s programme of draconian cuts to housing benefit are so harmful.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, however much time you’ve got, you can help to tackle the arms fair today. The most important thing you can do is simply to speak out by telling someone about the fair and why you oppose it.

  • 13 Sep 2011

    UK ministers have invited the governments of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Algeria to send delegations to the London arms fair, which starts today.

  • 12 Sep 2011

    A call for solidarity with the poor has been delivered to a gathering of religious, political and civil society leaders from across the world by the WCC.