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19.11.2019

Big Pharma has failed: the antibiotic pipeline needs to be taken under public ownership

Big Pharma has failed: the antibiotic pipeline needs to be taken under public ownership

Claas Kirchhelle, University of Oxford; Adam Roberts, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Andrew Singer, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology for The Conversation Antibiotics are among the most important medicines known to humankind, but we are running out of this crucial resource. Decisive… »

17.11.2019

Gilets jaunes: one year on, how ‘yellow vest’ movement has changed French citizens’ lives

Gilets jaunes: one year on, how ‘yellow vest’ movement has changed French citizens’ lives

Elise Lobbedez, EM Lyon for The Conversation Often perceived as disorganised, scattered and even violent, France’s “gilets jaunes” movement has taken many by surprise with its staying power. A year into the movement, which began on November 17, 2018, many activists are still regularly meeting, organising and protesting,… »

16.11.2019

UK election 2019: partisan press is pulling out all the stops against Labour

UK election 2019: partisan press is pulling out all the stops against Labour

David Deacon, Loughborough University and Dominic Wring, Loughborough University for The Conversation The idea that there’s no such thing as bad publicity could well be tested in the UK’s 2019 election campaign. So could the proposition that the only worse thing than people talking about… »

09.11.2019

[UK] Concerns over ‘foreign interference’ as India-linked Hindu nationalist group targets Labour candidates

[UK] Concerns over ‘foreign interference’ as India-linked Hindu nationalist group targets Labour candidates

Campaigners linked to Indian prime minister Modi’s BJP say they’re targeting 48 Labour-Tory marginals, also prompting fears of heightened ethnic tensions. Sunny Hundal for openDemocracy Activists directly linked to India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party, the BJP, have vowed to campaign on behalf of the Conservative Party – raising… »

09.11.2019

‘An Extraordinary Day’: Brazilian Leftist Leader Lula Freed From Prison

‘An Extraordinary Day’: Brazilian Leftist Leader Lula Freed From Prison

“An extraordinary day in Brazil—for the world, given Lula’s stature.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer for Common Dreams Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, known as Lula, was freed from prison Friday after a year-and-a-half behind bars due to a politically motivated prosecution from the country’s… »

08.11.2019

Fracking: how the police response is threatening the right to protest

Fracking: how the police response is threatening the right to protest

Will Jackson, Liverpool John Moores University for The Conversation The UK government has announced an immediate moratorium on fracking. The decision came after new scientific analysis concluded it was not possible to “rule out future unacceptable impacts”. Opponents of the controversial process of shale gas extraction have… »

07.11.2019

‘Vindication’ for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful

‘Vindication’ for Climate Activists as UK Court Rules London Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests Unlawful

“XR protesters have been raising the alarm about the climate crisis. We need to listen to that alarm, not outlaw it.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Extinction Rebellion activists in London celebrated Wednesday after a high court ruled that the protest ban imposed… »

05.11.2019

Jeremy Corbyn is right: billionaires and poverty should not coexist

Jeremy Corbyn is right: billionaires and poverty should not coexist

It’s ludicrous to suggest that we need billionaires to incentivise work and wealth creation. Luke Hildyard for openDemocracy billion pounds is an almost incomprehensible amount of money. One of the most successful tricks that the rich and powerful have pulled on the rest of us is not merely… »

04.11.2019

Nov 2nd: World Resistance Day for Rojava against Turkey’s aggression

Nov 2nd: World Resistance Day for Rojava against Turkey’s aggression

Riseup4Rojava ”At 4pm on October 9th, the Turkish occupation army and its Islamist allies began their long-prepared war of aggression against the liberated areas of northern Syria. At four o’clock sharp in the afternoon, bombs rained down on people in towns and villages on the border. Jihadist militias began… »

03.11.2019

Haiti awakens: protests bring the country to a standstill

Haiti awakens: protests bring the country to a standstill

  Just like Chile and Ecuador, Haiti awakened, and now there is little that will contain the popular uprising that seeks to hold Moïse to account for his actions during his presidency. DemocraciaAbierta -openDemocracy During the past month, protests in Chile and Ecuador have dominated headlines in the… »

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