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The Chris Kaba Shooting and the Shocking Reality of Armed Policing in Modern Britain

, 14 September 2022
Iain Overton reports on the statistics that reveal the police’s institutional racial bias

EXCLUSIVE How Rwanda’s Stifling of the Press Prevents Proper Accountability for Asylum Scheme

, 8 September 2022
When Iain Overton was denied a journalist visa to report on violence against refugees in Rwanda, he and the Byline Intelligence Team investigated press repression in the country

EXCLUSIVE ‘I Do Not Know If My People Will Survive’ – A Fifth Year of Drought Is Coming to East Africa

, 26 August 2022
Iain Overton reports from Kenya's Masai region, where a fifth year of drought is devastating lives and livestock

How Can We Guard Against the Climate Crisis When Defence is Our Biggest Carbon Emitter?

, 23 August 2022
Iain Overton examines the Ministry of Defence’s carbon footprint, and asks whether plans to boost military spending are compatible with the Government’s net zero targets

Why Rwanda’s Refusal to Let Me Report on its Treatment of Refugees Should be a Warning Call to the UK

, 12 August 2022
Twelve refugees were killed by Rwandan police in 2018 and the country is attempting to shield itself from scrutiny – this should concern us all, writes Iain Overton

Julian Assange’s Extradition: An Open Letter

, 26 July 2022
Iain Overton writes to Jane Hartley, US Ambassador to the UK, after Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to America

Shinzo Abe’s Assassination and Firearm Control in Japan

, 8 July 2022
In response to the tragic news of the fatal shooting of Shinzo Abe, Iain Overton of Action On Armed Violence outlines a brief history of Japan’s strict approach to gun control

Auctioning Off Democracy

, 18 May 2022
The Conservative Party’s cash-for-access culture is one of the neglected scandals of modern British politics, says Iain Overton

EXCLUSIVE Government Stalling on Releasing Boris Johnson WhatsApp Messages

, 27 April 2022
Iain Overton reports on attempts by campaigners to force greater transparency from the Government on the Prime Minister’s use of private messaging apps

Death by a Hundred Scandals: Are We Living in a Sociopathocracy?

, 22 April 2022
Iain Overton considers the calibre of people drawn to high office, and how power has warped their sense of empathy and compassion

In Sending Weapons to Ukraine, We Must Not Forget the Lessons of History

, 14 March 2022
Iain Overton provides a word of caution as the world exports tonnes of arms to the frontline of Putin’s war

The Ugly Face of War: How Technology is Set to Change the Battlefield

, 7 February 2022
Iain Overton explores how facial recognition technology is being applied to military conflict

As Britain Slashes Aid to Ukraine, is Johnson Using the Threat of War as a Cover For his Own Scandals?

, 31 January 2022
The support offered to Ukraine over a looming Russian invasion serves Boris Johnson's own interests rather than the country in Putin's sights, says Iain Overton

Profiteering, not Philanthropy: How Public Schools Abandoned Public Service

, 1 December 2021
Iain Overton traces the evolution of the Muscular Christianity of British Public Schools into post-imperial Muscular Capitalism and explains this is far from charitable

EXCLUSIVE The Digital Dogs of War

, 17 September 2021
Iain Overton considers how London’s biggest arms trade fair reveals the true face of modern conflict – and why civilians will bear the brunt of this autonomous, distanced new form of warfare

A Hospital on the Edge of Civilisation

, 23 September 2019
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