Economy and Politics

  • 18 Mar 2012

    In 2010 an earthquake ripped through Haiti killing more than 200,000, making millions homeless. Speaking to Haitians now, they date everything from that day – “après le douze”, “avant le douze” meaning after or before the twelfth of January when the 7.0 magnitude quake shook itself out from near the capital Port au Prince.

  • 16 Mar 2012

    In May 2009, Sri Lanka’s civil war came to an end. On 14 March 2012, Channel 4 broadcast Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished, a follow-up to an earlier documentary. This focused on the last few months of the armed conflict, when large numbers of civilians were killed or injured.

  • 16 Mar 2012

    President Sarkozy's call for labelling meat from animals slaughtered in line with religious rules has sparked outrage among France's Muslim and Jewish leaders.

  • 15 Mar 2012

    Three of Britain's largest Christian Churches have urged the UN to condemn the Syrian regime's brutality and to seek a solution without violence.

  • 14 Mar 2012
  • 14 Mar 2012

    The British Section of Pax Christi has issued a statement setting out seven concrete steps which it is presenting to the UK Government to avert a war with Iran.

  • 14 Mar 2012

    St Paul’s Cathedral have received a letter from five Christians who were removed by police as they prayed on the cathedral steps during the 'Occupy' eviction.

  • 13 Mar 2012

    A new web application has been developed by Campaign Against Arms Trade which will enable easy public access to a wide range of information on UK arms export licences.

  • 12 Mar 2012

    Regular readers of my blog (a small but much appreciated group!) may wonder if I've got a bit obsessed with the Occupy eviction and my forced removal from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral. Looking back now, I realise that my last five blog entries have been about it.

  • 12 Mar 2012

    The newly appointed Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London has defended the forced removal of the Occupy London Stock Exchange camp.