Economy and Politics

  • 12 Sep 2011

    Children are nine times more likely than adults to be affected by new benefit caps, says the Children's Society

  • 12 Sep 2011

    Warships arriving at the London arms fair have been delayed after their route was disrupted by critics of the arms trade taking nonviolent direct action.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    Over the past ten years we have witnessed the birth of the neologism '9/11' and the horrid and inaccurate phrase 'global war on terror'. Some of what happened in those ten intervening years is now history, says Harry Hagopian. But much of it continues to resonate across the globe, calling us to a change of outlook and action. Revolutions and popular revolts across the Middle East and North Africa region vindicate the standpoint that real changes should come from within and do not necessarily get imposed militarily upon a whole people anymore.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    The head of the the World Council of Churches, which brings together over 340 major Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican, Peace Church and indigenous Christian communions in conversation with the Roman Catholic Church worldwide, is from Norway - a country which has been exposed to the horror of terrorism recently.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    What are the principal lessons of the ten years of war since the 11 September 2001 attacks? Paul Rogers, professor in the department of peace studies at Bradford University, gives some crisp answers. He has played a prominent role in the Oxford Research Group, has written extensively on related global and regional issues, and his first openDemocracy column was published a few days after 9/11.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    Christians in the UK are marking the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre with a Day of Prayer against the arms trade.

  • 10 Sep 2011

    Local government officials in Hungary are handing state-owned schools over to churches, unable to afford their upkeep during the economic recession.

  • 9 Sep 2011

    The UK government appears to be withholding information on the countries issued with official invitations to next week's London arms fair.

  • 9 Sep 2011

    A decade on from the 9/11 attacks, senior British Free Church leaders are calling on the Government to re-examine its use of responsive military force.

  • 9 Sep 2011

    A leading UK campaign for democracy, rights and freedoms has welcomed the launch of a government commission to investigate the West Lothian Question.