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18.11.2018

New Study Details ‘Staggering’ $6 Trillion (and Counting) Price Tag of Endless US War

New Study Details ‘Staggering’ $6 Trillion (and Counting) Price Tag of Endless US War

“The U.S. continues to fund the wars by borrowing, so this is a conservative estimate of the consequences of funding the war as if on a credit card.” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams While the human costs will remain impossible to calculate, a new… »

17.11.2018

Because ‘Good Planets Are Hard to Find,’ Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth

Because ‘Good Planets Are Hard to Find,’ Extinction Rebellion Shuts Down London Bridges to Save Mother Earth

Day of revolt leads to mass arrests in the UK as protest participants argue too many still don’t “recognize the seriousness of our existential crisis” and almost nobody is doing enough to end humanity’s wreckless assault on planet’s living systems by Jon Queally, staff  for Common Dreams… »

16.11.2018

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead in the water – now what for Britain?

Theresa May’s Brexit deal is dead in the water – now what for Britain?

Andy Price, Sheffield Hallam University for The Conversation The contrast between what she said and the way she said it was stark. In a subdued, almost reticent way, Theresa May told the nation on the steps of 10 Downing Street on November 14 that she “believed with… »

14.11.2018

‘We Have Got to End Starvation Wages’: Bernie Sanders to Re-Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill in First Week of New Congress

‘We Have Got to End Starvation Wages’: Bernie Sanders to Re-Introduce $15 Minimum Wage Bill in First Week of New Congress

“Workers and their families cannot make it on $9 an hour or $10 an hour—or even less,” the Vermont senator said in a statemen by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams Highlighting the injustice of the fact that ordinary American workers earn less today than… »

14.11.2018

Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest of the world

Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest of the world

Georgina Blakeley, The Open University for The Conversation After an unofficial referendum in October 2017, the pro-independence political parties in the Catalan parliament unilaterally declared independence from Spain. In response, the Spanish government invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution which effectively suspended the region’s autonomy. More than… »

10.11.2018

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Julian Manley, University of Central Lancashire for The Conversation I am sure they are an estimable bunch, but Preston Council are not the locomotive of the UK economy. We Conservatives know that it is only a strong private sector economy that can pay for superb public services. When… »

08.11.2018

Women candidates break records in the 2018 US midterm elections

Women candidates break records in the 2018 US midterm elections

Jennifer Mathers, Aberystwyth University for The Conversation .  The 2018 midterms broke the records on female candidates in US elections. More than 20 women were on the Senate ballot, while more than ten times that number stood for the House of Representatives. If we also… »

03.11.2018

Refugee journey through the Balkan route: a crisis no more?

Refugee journey through the Balkan route: a crisis no more?

12-18 November 2018 TATE LIVERPOOL Tate Exchange Liverpool Royal Albert Dock  Explore the stories of migration and the refugee crisis in Serbia, Macedonia, and Greece This project raises questions about the lived experiences of refugees on the Balkan Migration Route and will present a series of activities that will… »

02.11.2018

#CaravanaMigrante: 5 keys to understand the phenomenon challenging Trump

#CaravanaMigrante: 5 keys to understand the phenomenon challenging Trump

DEMOCRACIAABIERTA 29 October 2018 The humanitarian crisis provoked by thousands of migrants that dream of obtaining asylum in the US has the entire region at crossroads. With the deaths of 2 migrants from Central America that were travelling with the caravan that departed from San Pedro… »

01.11.2018

When water is scarce we’re willing to share what we really need – new research

When water is scarce we’re willing to share what we really need – new research

Astrid Kause, University of Leeds for The Conversation Cape Town’s recent drought brought into sharp relief how people behave and the choices that they make when resources become scarce. The South African city was teetering on the brink: a sustained dry spell meant that residents were faced… »

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