The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities said a range of measures introduced in the UK since 2010, including the bedroom tax and cuts to disability benefits and social care budgets, had disproportionately and adversely affected disabled people. Persons with disabilities have been regularly portrayed negatively as being dependent or making a living …

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Credit: Renee Clement Author: ActionAid UK Target: UK Foreign Secretary Women’s rights lawyer Azza Soliman faces five years in jail after witnessing the killing of an activist by Egyptian police. We have just days left to get the case dropped and stop this injustice. Azza is due in court on 9 May and says that …

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Attracted by high growth rates and untapped markets, big companies like Monsanto, Unilever and Nestlé are setting their sights on Africa. To help them there are a number of initiatives, championed by governments like the UK, that claim to support agricultural production in Africa. However, the real beneficiaries of these schemes are the companies themselves …

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author: Chris Wolverton target: UK Government English circus performer Thomas Chipperfield has joined Jolly’s Circus with a new lion and tiger act, despite past statements that big cats are dangerous and “one wrong move can be fatal.” Animal welfare is also a concern, as Jolly’s circus reportedly tethered a mule in the heat last month with no …

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