ICIJ Update – Shell, Dirty Gold, Tax Justice Network, FinCEN Files


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

Extinction Rebellion threatens action over Terrorist Listing


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

Ban on Further UK Fracking


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