Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
26 July 2017
Pensioners and disabled people from South Yorkshire Freedom Riders are to travel by coach to York on 31 July to lobby a police misconduct hearing
12 April 2017
Four police officers and one police community support officer are to face misconduct hearings relating to the 'freedom ride' protest by pensioners and disabled people on 23 June 2014.
2 November 2016
Tory Home Secretary Amber Rudd has ruled out an inquiry into the violent police assault on striking miners picketing Orgreave coking plant, South Yorkshire, in June 1984. She justified blocking an inquiry on the grounds that "ultimately there were no deaths or wrongful convictions"
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
25 November 2015
The climate summit in Paris meets as evidence continues to grow of the threat of global warming.
17 June 2015
On 18 June 1984 thousands of riot police, many on horseback, brutally attacked a mass picket of striking miners at the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. The victims are still struggling for justice.
2 April 2014
Orgreave protest: On 29 March around 100 protesters gathered outside the northern office of the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in Wakefield
2 April 2014
IPCC report: Climate change has arrived, and it is not politely knocking on the door. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a 'call to action', hit the headlines
8 August 2012
The inquest into the death of Sean Rigg has returned a damning verdict for the police. The jury found the police used "unsuitable and unnecessary force" which contributed "more than minimally" to his death
20 September 2010
Few, except for George Bush and his carefully picked 'experts', who speak for the interests of the oil companies and other multinationals, argue against the view that we face an impending environmental crisis...
20 September 2010
Barry Commoner, the well known environmental writer and theorist, first developed the equation in the 70s, later modified into the form I=P.C.T...
30 June 2010
"The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans", the Guardian reported on 22 June, writes Pete Mason.
24 June 2010
"The majority of the British public is still not convinced that climate change is caused by humans" the Guardian reports (22 June 2010)...
22 April 2009
AS REVELATIONS continue, surrounding the policing of the G20 and in particular the tragic killing of Ian Tomlinson at the hands of the police, questions about the role of officers and the specific tactics of 'kettling' (containing demonstrators for hours inside police cordons) increase, writes Greg Maughan.
17 January 2008
RAPID CLIMATE change caused by the burning of fossil fuels has become a major social and political issue internationally. ...
6 December 2007
Socialist planning needed: Yet the IPCC also points out that annual spending of less than 1% of world gross domestic product would be enough to stop global warming...
22 November 2007
Climate change cartoon
1 November 2007
Demonstration against climate change in 2005, photo Paul Mattsson
17 May 2007
GLOBAL WARMING and consequent climate change 'can be solved' according to the third part of the major 2007 study from the UN-sponsored committee of scientists (IPCC), issued in Bangkok early in May...
12 April 2007
Climate change demo December 2005, photo Paul Mattsson
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