Economy and Politics

  • 18 Oct 2011

    The Green Party has pledged 'full support' to protesters taking to the streets in London, New York, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Athens, Berlin and Rome.

  • 17 Oct 2011

    Oxfam has called upon governments meeting at the UN’s Committee on World Food Security in Rome to tackle the root causes of hunger.

  • 17 Oct 2011

    It is in the interplay between the ‘might’ of God (a substantial proportion of religiously conservative men and women) and Caesar (the military) that many indigenous Christian communities need to negotiate amid the complexities of the Middle East and North Africa today, says Harry Hagopian. In which direction should they seek a path to security?

  • 16 Oct 2011

    Millions of protesters in 82 countries and across a thousand cities have taken to the streets to demonstrate against the bailing out of the rich.

  • 16 Oct 2011

    The canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral in London has asked the police to leave the area occupied by protesters against corporate greed.

  • 15 Oct 2011

    Today (15 October) has seen a global day of action against corporate greed, financial mismanagement and government cuts, which has grown out of New York's 'Occupy Wall Street' demonstration.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    As discussions over the future of Israel and Palestine resumes in Brussels this weekend, attention has once again turned towards the role of the Quartet on the Middle East, the collectivity of nations and international and supranational bodies involved in mediating the peace process in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    It’s happened at last. Liam Fox, one of the most gung-ho militarists ever to occupy the post of Defence Secretary, has returned to the backbenches. All the excuses and half-truths his supporters could come up with have not saved him. But his departure will be largely pointless if we don’t learn a great deal from the Werrity scandal.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    Plaid Cymru have called for a windfall tax on the profits of energy companies to support people on low incomes during a period of massive energy price hikes.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    Foreign Secretary William Hague has been accused of failing to respond adequately to criticism of arms sales to repressive regimes in the Middle East and north Africa.