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UK: School children hand in 75,000-strong petition to reunite refugee families

A Families Together demonstration urging the Government to reunite child refugees with their parents took place at Westminster yesterday. Campaigners, school children from Oaklands Secondary School in London’s Bethnal Green, young refugees from the VOICES Network and Angus MacNeil MP held up large multi-coloured letters…

Petition on change.org: “Support the Stansted 15 – End Deportation Flights”

My name is Angela MacKeith. This is me and my daughter May. She is one of fifteen human rights activists who have just been convicted of a terror offence for taking peaceful action to stop a deportation charter flight. She…

Turkey: Academics on Trial for Signing Petition

The decision to prosecute scores of academics for signing a January 2016 petition criticizing the Turkish government’s actions in southeastern Turkey seriously violates the right to free speech and academic freedom, Human Rights Watch said today. The charges are also a misuse…

Tax campaigners hand Prime Minister petition with 208,000 signatures in wake of Paradise Papers

PRESS RELEASE | 20 NOVEMBER 2017 For immediate release Contact: Will Snell, Tax Justice UK / +44 (0)7928 858882 / will@taxjustice.uk Tax campaigners hand Prime Minister petition with 208,000 signatures in wake of Paradise Papers Tax Justice UK, the country’s…

IMF admits Greece needs debt relief

By the Jubilee Debt Campaign Greece’s debt crisis is coming to a head. On Sunday, Greeks will vote on whether to accept the further round of austerity ‘offered’ by the institutions last Friday – a deal which would bind Greece…

Activists vs Lobbyists sending TTP-TTIP down the drain

Two years ago, conventional wisdom said that in the epic fight between corporate-backed trade deals and regular citizens, stopping these dangerous deals would be nearly impossible.In one corner, there are hundreds of corporate lobbyists and government officials doing everything they…

Petition for action on Fukushima

To: Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Shunichi Tanaka, Chairman, Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) Urgent international petition calling for immediate action on the uncontrolled radioactive discharges at Tepco’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant…

Petition for UK Work and Pensions Secretary to live on £53 per week reaches 300,000

On Monday’s Today Programme (Radio 4) David Bennett, a market trader, said that after his housing benefit had been cut, he lives on £53 per week. The next interviewee was Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith, who was defending…

Ban Weaponized Drones from the World

Meticulous researchers have documented that U.S. drones are killing many innocent civilians in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere. Drones are making the world less stable and creating new enemies. Their remoteness provides those responsible with a sense of immunity. Weaponized drones…