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Government faces legal action over arms export licences to Israel

The UK Government is being threatened with legal action unless it stops sending arms to Israel and conducts a review of its current arms export licences.

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

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This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Families, impact assessments, and the Coalition

For people at the sharp end, the poorest and those most dependent on public services, it sometimes feels as if the Coalition has spent the last four years steadily unpicking the very fabric of our society.

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Family of Briish citizen 'rendered' to Ethiopia calls for his release

The family of a British citizen kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia in June has called on the British government to secure his release as soon as possible.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

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UK lobbying over Senate torture report revealed by Ambassador's meetings

Newly-released information reveals that the British ambassador has met at least 21 times with members of the US Senate's Select Committee on Intelligence ahead of the expected publication of its report on CIA torture and rendition - leading to increased concerns that the UK may be seeking to 'censor' the report.

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Pensioner families to suffer social security cuts of over A 6bn a year, says TUC

Pensioner families across the UK will suffer social security cuts worth A 6.38 billion a year by the time the government's welfare reforms have taken full effect, the Trades Union Congress warned yesterday ahead of a new report on the impact of social security cuts to be published later this week.

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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Pension, Religion

Sun Aug 17, 2014

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Don't bomb Iraq

The stories from Iraq are getting worse. There is news of massacres and threatened massacres, reported deaths and abductions, the sufferings of Yazidis, Christians and the many Muslims who reject the message of ISIS.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

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Church of Scotland backs calls for revolution of democratic centralisation

The Church of Scotland has backed calls from a Convention of Scottish Local Authorities report which states a radical overhaul of the democratic system is required to overturn 50 years of centralisation.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

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Iraq, Parliament and the public interest

The recall of Parliament during a recess is a signifier that grave matters are afoot.

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More than 4,100 households every week are at risk of losing their home

More than 215,000 households in England are at risk of eviction or repossession.

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More uncontacted Indians fleeing violence emerge in Brazil

A second wave of highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians has made contact with outsiders in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, just weeks after Brazilian experts warned of "genocide" and "extermination" of the tribe.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

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Moving Trident in the event of Scottish independence a 'non-starter', says CND

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has rejected claims that Trident could be relocated to England in the event of Scottish independence.

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Iain Duncan Smith, the Bedroom Tax, and Disability Living Allowance

In an interview on LBC radio , reported in the Daily Telegraph , Iain Duncan Smith displayed a startling ignorance of the social security benefits he has been administering, and cutting, for the last four years.

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US Judge orders independent medical evaluation of Gunatanamo hunger striker

A US District Court judge yesterday ordered that independent doctors be allowed into Guantanamo Bay to evaluate a long-time hunger striker whose health has deteriorated so much that there are now concerns for his life.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

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Recovery, what recovery?

Every day the gap between real life experience of the economy, and the version of events offered by the government and mainstream media seems to get wider.

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Calls for G4S to cut ties with Israel as half year profits announced

As the world's largest security company G4S announces its half-year figures, it faces growing pressure to end complicity in Israel's torture and ill-treatment of Palestinians as it The company has reported a pre-tax profit of A 85 million for the six months to the end of June, compared with a loss of A 94 million in 2013.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Religion

Tue Aug 12, 2014

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Joint Public Issues Team produces free resource on ethics of organ donation

The Joint Public Issues Team of the Methodist Church in Britain, the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the United Reformed Church has produced a free resource on the ethics of organ donation ahead of a change in the law in Wales.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

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Irish teenager among prisoners set for mass trial in Egypt

A mass trial in Egypt tomorrow could see death sentences handed down to hundreds of prisoners, including an Irish teenager who was a juvenile at the time of his arrest.

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Further evidence on rendition 'should certainly come out', says David Miliband

David Miliband, who as UK Foreign Secretary was forced to admit that the CIA had used British territory for 'rendition' flights, has left open the possibility that further evidence of such involvement could emerge.

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Guardian agrees ad accusing Hamas of 'child sacrifice'

A controversial advertisement supporting Israeli government action in Gaza was turned down by the Times but accepted by the Guardian.

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Sun Aug 10, 2014

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Quakers issue Epistle of 2014 Britain Yearly Meeting Gathering

As their Yearly Meeting Gathering, held at the University of Bath 2 - 9 August closes, Quakers in Britain have issued this Epistle: We send our loving greetings from Yearly Meeting Gathering.

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