• November 14, 2012

    Widespread protests against austerity measures being imposed by European governments and the EU are being held in 23 countries and 40 regions.

  • October 20, 2012

    A major match and rally in London, alongside protests in Glasgow and Belfast, will take place today to call for an end to austerity economics in Britain.

  • October 19, 2012

    The Trades Union Congress (TUC), along with Guy Atkins of Goldsmiths University, has launched a best banner or placard competition for the 20 October 'A Future That Works' anti-austerity march and rally in central London, with parallel events in Glasgow and Belfast.

  • August 19, 2012

    The trial and imprisonment of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot has split the country, brought criticism on the Church and provoked global outrage.

  • January 6, 2012

    The Nigerian authorities must immediately end excessive use of force against protesters, Amnesty International has said after at least one person was killed in Kwara state during protests over fuel price rises.

  • December 24, 2011

    A retired Episcopal Church bishop and at least two other priests were arrested after they entered a fenced property owned by historic Trinity Episcopal Church.

  • December 22, 2011

    Amnesty International says global arms suppliers must halt the transfer of small arms, ammunition and other equipment to the Egyptian military and security forces.

  • December 2, 2011

    The last nine months has seen a new wave of repression in Saudi Arabia as authorities have cracked down on protesters and reformists, Amnesty says.

  • December 1, 2011

    Two-thirds of schools and thousands of agencies shut down yesterday as over 2 million workers joined 'the biggest strike in a generation', according to organisers.

  • October 28, 2011

    The Occupy protests, environmental movements and civic revolutions across the world are suggesting that there is a whole world of politics available outwith the narrow party perspectives that still dominate the electoral machinery of Western democracies, says Simon Barrow. Party posturing is looking increasingly irrelevant. A spirit of change is in the air.