⚔ Investigating conflicts at Action on Armed Violence: @aoav
📗 History of suicide bomber: 'The Price of Paradise'
📘 On global gun harm: 'Gun Baby Gun'
Apr 17 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
1/5 🚨 Conservative Chairman Graham Brady caught in tax haven controversy 🏝️✈️ Brady received £19,000 in free trips to the Cayman Islands, seeking access to Foreign Office ministers for a senior Cayman official. #TaxHaven#GrahamBrady2/5 📧 Emails released under FOI reveal Brady's attempt to connect Cayman Islands' Eric Bush with Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and Lord Goldsmith. 🤝 #CaymanIslands#FOI#ForeignOffice
Mar 24 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
*BREAKING* 1/ Today I got confirmation that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found the UK Cabinet Office breached the Freedom of Information Act by failing to search former adviser Dominic Cummings’ private emails for information requested under the Act. 2/ The initial request was made by myself, working with @allthecitizens and @BylineTimes, because I wanted to know the number of messages Cummings sent on WhatsApp on 7 September 2020, in his role as Chief Adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Mar 23 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
1/ 🚨 New analysis by @AOAV reveals at least 29 civilians were killed in 9 RAF airstrikes in Iraq & Syria between 2016-2018, 10 more civilian deaths than previously concluded. RAF only accept one civilian death during this period. #RAF#CivilianCasualties
aoav.org.uk/2023/10-more-c…2/ 📊 AOAV's investigation cross-referenced 950 strike reports from RAF press releases with Pentagon airstrike data, Airwars data, & AOAV's explosive violence monitor. The strikes occurred between March 2016 & March 2018, with five in Iraq & four in Syria, mostly around Mosul.
Mar 22 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
1/5 📢 Lord Justice Haddon-Cave leads an independent inquiry into alleged unlawful killings by UK armed forces in Afghanistan. Focusing on night raids by special forces, it aims to restore the military and the country's reputation. #AfghanistanInquiry
2/5 🕵️ The inquiry follows legal challenges by Leigh Day, investigations by AOAV and BBC Panorama, and will assess the adequacy of Royal Military Police investigations, credibility of information, potential cover-ups, and lessons learned. #Accountability
Sep 18, 2022 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
The latest data released by the federal government show that the US’s life expectancy declined for a second year in a row in 2021, to its lowest level in more than 25 years. From about 79 years in 2019, it fell to around 76, the sharpest two-year decline in nearly a century.
The decline among American Indian and Alaskan Native people is particularly striking: their life expectancy fell from 71.8 years in 2019 to 65.2 in 2021, close to the national average during the Second World War