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08.09.2017

London arms fair guest list confirmed: Includes a roll call of despots, dictatorships and human rights abusers

London arms fair guest list confirmed: Includes a roll call of despots, dictatorships and human rights abusers

The UK government has published its official guest list for Defence & Security Equipment International 2017 (DSEI), one of the biggest arms fairs in the world, which is scheduled to take place at the Excel Centre in East London next week. The publication follows a parliamentary question by Caroline… »

07.09.2017

London, thousands of nursing staff demand pay rise

London, thousands of nursing staff demand pay rise

Around 3,000 nurses, student nurses, health care workers and supporters took part in the 90-minute rally in Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The rally was organized as part of the Royal College of Nursing’s “Scrap the Cap” campaign, which calls on the Government to remove the 1% cap… »

07.09.2017

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

Pressenza is in York, in the north of England, to cover the Health through Peace conference organised by MedAct, the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  IPPNW are also here in force to hold their world congress. Despite his intense schedule,… »

05.09.2017

Limited enrollment and quality university education

Limited enrollment and quality university education

After completing an undergraduate degree in Political Science in Milan, I continued to study in England and I am now finishing a doctorate program at the University of Sheffield. I can therefore participate in the debate on limited enrollment in universities in Italy, using my experiences in both countries. I… »

04.09.2017

A week of blockades and protests begin in East London to stop the set-up of the DSEI arms fair

A week of blockades and protests begin in East London to stop the set-up of the DSEI arms fair

Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade said: “Thousands of activists and campaigners from across the UK will be outside the Excel Centre this week. We will be united by our opposition to one of the biggest arms fairs in the world.” There will be blockades, actions and… »

11.07.2017

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

A Freedom of Information request revealed today that spending on two AWE nuclear weapons sites in Berkshire has doubled from a budgeted £2 billion to almost £4 billion. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Spending on Trident is in chaos. Today we learn that the cost of upgrading the nuclear… »

10.07.2017

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

UK campaigners seek to appeal ‘very disappointing’ verdict on arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Campaigners have said they will appeal a High Court decision which allows the UK Government to continue exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen. The verdict came despite global concern over the use of these weapons against civilians. The legal action was brought by law firm Leigh Day… »

02.07.2017

The UK marches against austerity

The UK marches against austerity

Thousands marched yesterday in London to oppose the ongoing austerity in the UK which has left health services, education, police, fire services, welfare and housing in a state of crisis. Addressing the crowd Jeremy Corbyn said: “I say to any public sector workers in Northern Ireland or anywhere else –… »

01.07.2017

UK: HSBC hit by protests at 20 branches over Israeli arms trade links

By the Palestinian BDS National Committee. Protests forced HSBC branches in London and Brighton to close today and protests were held at a total of 20 branches over the bank’s links with arms companies that supply weapons used by Israel to oppress Palestinians. The bank’s Brighton branch… »

01.07.2017

‘Grenfell Tower cladding replaced with flammable aluminum panels’

‘Grenfell Tower cladding replaced with flammable aluminum panels’

British media have said that cheap materials were used for the refurbishment of London’s Grenfell Tower which was engulfed by flames two weeks ago. According to a published report in The Times on Friday, fire-resistant zinc cladding was replaced with more flammable aluminum panels to save nearly 300-hundred thousand… »

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