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Post-riot UK government halts talk of social media shutdown

Post-riot UK government halts talk of social media shutdown

The U.K. government met on Thursday with technology companies for a post-mortem on the violent riots earlier this month, but made clear from the onset that it was no longer…

Few inmates aware of third sector bodies operating in their prisons, says research

Few inmates aware of third sector bodies operating in their prisons, says research

Third Sector Research Centre survey finds only 5 per cent of prisoners have any contact with voluntary organisation. Only a small proportion of prisoners engage with third sector organisations even…

MPs and Peers challenge government plans to abolish chief Coroner

MPs and Peers challenge government plans to abolish chief Coroner

Discontent is growing about government plans to dismantle the office of the Chief Coroner which will be debated by MPs tomorrow when the Public Bodies Bill has its Second Reading…

After occupation of police station, more will follow

After occupation of police station, more will follow

At a full Lambeth Town Hall on Friday evening, the sixth meeting of the Equality Movement was held. Entitled ‘Who Polices the Police?’, the meeting aimed to share some of…

Government urged to renegotiate extradition deals with United States and EU

Government urged to renegotiate extradition deals with United States and EU

A parliamentary committee has urged the government to renegotiate its much-criticised extradition treaties with the US and EU to avoid future cases like that of Gary McKinnon, the hacker who…

Cops should have non-lethal weapons

Cops should have non-lethal weapons

About 40 years ago, a very influential mover and shaker of a political party felt that importing illegal firearms to go to war with the opposing side was justified. Then,…

Scathing verdict from jury on conclusion of inquest into death of psychiatric patient

Scathing verdict from jury on conclusion of inquest into death of psychiatric patient

On 6 May 2011 the jury returned a decisive and highly critical verdict of the acts and omissions of Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust following the inquest…

Deaths in custody rally in Perth calls for end of prison privatisation

Deaths in custody rally in Perth calls for end of prison privatisation

A rally in Perth on March 22 by the Deaths in Custody Watch Committee protested the increasing moves for prison privatization and in particular the death of Aboriginal elder Mr…