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Date set for BAE-Saudi corruption enquiry appeal

Date set for BAE-Saudi corruption enquiry appeal

The Serious Fraud Office appeal against a judicial review judgment that said the BAE-Saudi corruption inquiry was stopped by the government unlawfully has been set for next week.

A voice that will be sorely missed

A voice that will be sorely missed

The news that doyen BBC correspondent Charles Wheeler has died is a sad day for journalism.

The other side of US religion and politics

The other side of US religion and politics

We hear a lot about the 'religious right' in the USA. But what about religious opinion of the centre and left?

The politics of pressure

The politics of pressure

The brutal pre-election repression of Robert Mugabe's regime may at last have brought the world to a tipping-point of disgust.

Zimbabwe crisis echoes down the years

Zimbabwe crisis echoes down the years

The tragic situation in Zimbabwe was being foretold as long as fifty years ago by the writer Frantz Fanon, whose theories about the end of colonialism have proved remarkably prophetic.

It's community that counters terror

It's community that counters terror

Many, including the Church of England, have argued that the government's 42 days detention without charge strategy is wrong - but what's the alternative?

Migrant voices - listening to those who come

Migrant voices - listening to those who come

In a special feature for Refugee Week (16-22 June 2008) openDemocracy.net hosted MigrantVoice on refuge, a debate on the issues that matter for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

International Justice Mission

International Justice Mission

There are still 27 million people in the world living under conditions that can only be described as slavery. IJM aims to do something about that.

Launch of Total Politics

Launch of Total Politics

A new all-encompassing website, magazine, blog and resource portfolio called Total Politics has been launched today - "because knowledge is power".

Seek and you will find

Seek and you will find

... but not through the search node on our front page at the moment.