We’ve got the mining industry on our minds this week at ICIJ. That’s because a regular character from past investigations has been back in the headlines. You may remember Israeli tycoon Dan Gertler from Paradise Papers, Panama Papers, and Swiss … Continue reading ICIJ Update – Shell, Dirty Gold, Tax Justice Network, FinCEN Files
The Claimants appearing on the Register of the Corby Group Litigation v Corby District Council EWHC 1944 (TCC). The Corby toxic waste case was a court case decided by The Hon. Mr. Justice Akenhead at the High Court of Justice, … Continue reading Corby Toxic Poisoning Case – “The British Erin Brokovich”
The Queen jokes with Sir David Attenborough in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy is a very important conservation effort and the Queen acknowledges that she won’t be around to see it’s benefits. She hears a helicopter … Continue reading Sound’s Like President Trump or Obama!
The UK is warning against all but essential travel to parts of northern Italy at the centre of a growing coronavirus outbreak. Four schools in England have closed for deep cleaning following the return from ski trips in Italy. The … Continue reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) Italian Outbreak Spreading
by Vikram Dodd (Guardian’s Police and crime correspondent) Extinction Rebellion is threatening legal action against counter-terrorism police for what it said was the illegal listing of the group an extremist ideology in a guide designed to help stop terrorist violence. The Guardian revealed on Friday that counter-terrorism police placed the non-violent protest group on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to the authorities running the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme. Police now say that was an error. On Saturday Amnesty International condemned police as criticism grew and questions remained about how Extinction Rebellion (XR) came to be included in … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion threatens action over Terrorist Listing
Friends of the Earth have won a ban on any further fracking in the UK. Today the UK Government announced that a moratorium on fracking in England, which means that no new fracking can take place anywhere in the country. Friends of the Earth have campaigned for over 8 years for a ban on fracking in the UK Lancashire and Yorkshire are two areas that campaigned against fracking rigs, legal threats and earthquakes. Friends of the Earth started campaigning back in 2011 against the emerging fracking industry, because the last thing the UK needed was a new source of fossil … Continue reading Ban on Further UK Fracking