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18.02.2018

“We call BS!” Students respond to US government lack of action on gun laws

“We call BS!” Students respond to US government lack of action on gun laws

CNN reports that “Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addressed a gun control rally on Saturday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, days after a gunman entered her school in nearby Parkland and killed 17 people.” She ended her speech with the following words. “Republican Senator Chuck Grassley… »

13.02.2018

Jeremy Corbyn: nationalize, democratize electricity grid to avert climate crisis

Jeremy Corbyn: nationalize, democratize electricity grid to avert climate crisis

[UK] Labour Party leader calls for ‘radical’ action to help avert climate catastrophe by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said making the nation’s electricity grid publicly-owned is the best course to “put tackling climate change at the heart of our energy… »

10.02.2018

How a GM giant ‘bought control’ of what millions of Londoners read

How a GM giant ‘bought control’ of what millions of Londoners read

By JAMES CUSICK and CRINA BOROS 8 February 2018 for openDemocracy (see reference pictures in the original article) The Evening Standard’s lucrative deal with Swiss chemical giant Syngenta shows how commercial giants pay for news – with readers left in the dark. London’s Evening Standard, the city’s flagship free newspaper… »

07.02.2018

The problem with teaching ‘British values’ in school

The problem with teaching ‘British values’ in school

By The Conversation: Carol Vincent, UCL and Myriam Hunter-Henin, UCL Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted, claims British values are being “actively perverted” by religious extremists. In a recent speech, she suggests extremists are using schools to: Narrow young people’s horizons, isolate and segregate, and in… »

03.02.2018

Almost 50 years of equal pay legislation – but the waiting continues for women

Almost 50 years of equal pay legislation – but the waiting continues for women

Tricia Dawson, Keele University for The Conversation It will take 217 years for women to achieve equal pay, at the current rate, according to the World Economic Forum. So we can expect many more stories of women earning far less than their male peers – such as… »

02.02.2018

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Earthquakes from the oil and gas industry are plaguing Oklahoma – here’s a way to reduce them

Thomas Gernon, University of Southampton  for The Conversation “There are better ways we can be doing things,” says Erin Brockovich, the environmental activist portrayed in the Oscar-winning 2000 film, who has become one of the latest people to draw attention to the frequent man-made earthquakes plaguing… »

30.01.2018

British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts

British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts

Science Daily reports on a British Medical Journal article by Mark Fransham and Danny Dorling at the University of Oxford calling for action on welfare reform and the housing market. “The number of people officially recorded as sleeping on the streets of England rose from 1,768 in 2010 to… »

28.01.2018

Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical plan to help the homeless: buy them homes

Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical plan to help the homeless: buy them homes

“Figures this week showed homelessness has risen for the seventh year running. Unlike the Conservatives, Labour will not stand by as people sleep rough on our streets.” by Common Dreams staff In an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr on Sunday, U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn outlined the policy… »

28.01.2018

Britain’s military: costs of failure, symbols of vanity

Britain’s military: costs of failure, symbols of vanity

By PAUL ROGERS 26 January 2018 for openDemocracy The real security threats to the United Kingdom come not from Russia but from climate change, inequality and marginalisation. A much publicised speech on 22 January by General Sir Nick Carter, chief of the general staff of the British army, had unmistakable… »

26.01.2018

We’re climate researchers and our work was turned into fake news

We’re climate researchers and our work was turned into fake news

Michael Grubb, UCL for The Conversation Science is slow. It rests on painstaking research with accumulating evidence. This makes for an inherently uneasy relationship with the modern media age, especially once issues are politicised. The interaction between politics and media can be toxic for science, and climate change… »

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