Israeli army opens fire on Palestinians in Gaza, killing at least 17 and wounding over 1,400

The Israeli government has rejected UN calls for an investigation into brutal scenes in Gaza on Friday, where Israeli troops attacked large groups of Palestinian protestors, killing at least 17 and wounding over 1,400. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Israeli army fired live ammunition and used tear gas on thousands of protestors.

By 2020 the North Pole will have completely melted. Why aren’t we talking about this?

Most of us share a similar feeling when we hear panicked scientists telling us things like ‘the planet was an average 1.1°C hotter than usual last year’. Their panic is often infectious – we find ourselves agreeing that climate change is the defining issue of the 21st century – but we can’t help but feel figures

Senior government figures promote predatory PFI schemes abroad, despite criticising them at home

Several leading government ministers have been accused of flogging PFI schemes to impoverished and under-developed nations – despite being strong critics of similar schemes in the UK. Jubilee Debt Campaign have published a damning report exposing the dodgy dealings of senior Tory ministers, who have been promoting Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes to developing nations, often with the