ICAN statement on UK nuclear weapons increase

THE INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS (ICAN) reports that the United Kingdom is expected to announce this evening that instead of decreasing its nuclear weapon arsenal to 180 nuclear warheads by the mid 2020s, it will raise its nuclear warhead cap to...

Policing Bill threatens right to protest

CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP LIBERTY has warned that the UK Government’s new criminal justice legislation risks stifling dissent, criminalising Gypsy and Traveller communities, and subjecting marginalised communities to profiling and even more disproportionate policing. The...

Schools anti-racism media competition winners

WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED in a media competition for young people on the subject ‘Let’s create a world without racism’, run by the Columban Missionary Society in Britain and Ireland. The two strands of the competition – articles and images – attracted almost 300...

Japan urged to shift to renewable energy

AS JAPAN COMMEMORATED the tragic nuclear accident that hit Fukushima on 11 March 2011, Greenpeace Japan renewed its calls on the government to prioritise safety and the environment, by rejecting coal and nuclear power and shifting to renewable energy policies. Sam...

Wales drops disability grant means test

THE MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION in Wales has welcomed the news that from April, the Welsh Government will remove means testing for small and medium Disabled Facilities Grants. The grants help disabled people who need to make adaptations to their homes. Julie...

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