civil liberties

  • January 21, 2009

    There is something genuine about Barack Obama's desire to bring governance and people closer together, says Simon Barrow. This is an approach we need to emulate in Britain, where cynicism is eroding social hope.

  • December 18, 2008

    Possibly the crucial world issue now and in the coming decades is global warming and environmental catastrophe.

  • September 5, 2008

    Black church leaders have joined health experts in welcoming findings from a new opinion poll showing widespread public opposition to adding the DNA of innocent mental health patients to the National Criminal DNA database.

  • September 4, 2008

    US police have staged preemptive armed raids targeting protesters and alternative media around the Republican National Convention - including thousands of people demonstrating about war world poverty throughout the week.

  • June 11, 2008

    It's not just the civil liberties lobby that thinks Gordon Brown is wrong in wanting a drastic extension to detention without trial in Britain.

  • June 11, 2008

    Ekklesia's comment section is down so this is our response to the crucial parliamentary vote on 42 day detention without trial.

  • November 2, 2007

    The calls for Sir Ian Blair's resignation as chief of the Metropolitan police may be a distraction from the real issues, says Simon Barrow, reflecting on the 2005 Stockwell terror shooting tragedy.

  • June 9, 2007

    Civil rights group Liberty is furious that the Association of Chief Police Officers appears to have undermined a Council of Europe statement on Britain's involvement in CIA 'torture flights'. It wants a proper investigation.

  • December 13, 2006

    Peace and civil liberties campaigners have welcomed a legal victory by a group of UK anti-war demonstrators who have established that their rights to public protest were violated when police stopped them from attending a non-violent action against the Iraq war at an airbase.