Killers sentenced in UK’s defining race case
It took 18 years of cover-ups and denials but two men have finally been jailed for the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence. The whole of the UK is gripped. But why?
Occupy Wall Street camp torn down in night raid
New York was in chaos yesterday after riot police destroyed a long-running protest camp. The city mayor says it was a health hazard, but activists say the raid was an attack on free speech.
Anglican church in crisis over protest camp
Yesterday, after an embarrassing series of U-turns, top Church of England clerics said they would let protests at St Paul's continue. Is Christianity about politics or people power?
‘Occupy’ protests go worldwide on day of rebellion
Occupy Wall St has become an international movement. Protestors took to the streets in cities all over the world this weekend to demand the end of corporate privilege and social injustice.
Wall St protest grows amid anger at ‘greedy’ bankers
Protests against the financial sector are spreading across the USA, reflecting a surge of popular discontent at ongoing economic hardship, widening inequality and the lack of serious reform.
Rare youth voices raised in party politics
As conference season draws to a close, youth political engagement is in the public eye. New stars like Rory Weal have taken the stage – but what does politics mean to most teenagers?
Big Issue celebrates 20 years of helping homeless
Founded in 1991, the magazine sold by the homeless offered 'a hand up, not a handout.' Now part of an international network of newspapers in 40 countries, it is a major success story.
UK Muslims hold rally against terrorism
This weekend, 12,000 Muslims attended the Peace for Humanity conference, urging peace and understanding between religions. Will a new Fatwa against Terror be successful?
Last stand for Irish Travellers at Dale Farm
The battle over the Traveller camp at Dale Farm has been bubbling for years, with passions running high on all sides. Now bailiffs are moving ahead with eviction – against stubborn resistance.
Parliament Square anti-war protestor dies
Brian Haw, a peace campaigner who spent ten years camped outside the Houses of Parliament, has died of lung cancer. Has the nation lost a hero or a nuisance?