Economy and Politics

  • 1 Jan 2015

    Can a general election deliver meaningful political change in 2015? If not, how else can we campaign for a better society? Can we use the election to push the political narrative in unexpected directions?

  • 1 Jan 2015

    A leading Christian NGO is urging governments to resolve to collect the taxes needed to tackle poverty and create a better world in 2015.

  • 31 Dec 2014

    The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is generally considered a 'slow news' period by the media, as not much is happening (in reality of course, lots of things are happening; just not the sort of things that most editors tend to consider newsworthy). The week, however, is always livened up by the release of government papers under the 30-year rule. Government documents from 1985 have just entered the public domain.

  • 31 Dec 2014

    The United Nations Security Council has failed to adopt a bid for the creation of a Palestinian state and an end to illegal Israeli occupations.

  • 30 Dec 2014

    Recently (28 December 2014) the Independent newspaper published a piece outlining some of the reasons why millions of Britons cannot afford a diet that will keep them healthily nourished.

  • 29 Dec 2014

    Tribes across Brazil have secured a historic nationwide victory, preventing Congress from seizing control of the future of their lands.

  • 29 Dec 2014

    The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a series of airstrikes and an upsurge in fighting across the country.

  • 29 Dec 2014

    Questions have been raised over the UK Government's awareness of the number and identity of British citizens on death row in Pakistan as executions recommence.

  • 28 Dec 2014

    With George Osborne promising to return public spending to the level of the 1930s, it would be useful to remind ourselves what life was like for the average British citizen in that era.

  • 26 Dec 2014

    Due not least to the ubiquity of 'Downton Abbey' on television this Christmas (no, I don't, since you ask) many more people will be aware – if they weren't already – of the background to Boxing Day (26 December).