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21.05.2019

The scandal that should force us to reconsider wellness advice from influencers

The scandal that should force us to reconsider wellness advice from influencers

Stephanie Alice Baker, City, University of London and Chris Rojek, City, University of London for The Conversation Former social media influencer and “wellness guru” Belle Gibson first caught public attention after claiming she cured herself of terminal cancer by rejecting conventional medicine in favour of… »

20.05.2019

European elections, migrants and the far-right

European elections, migrants and the far-right

Hundreds of Europeans ‘criminalised’ for helping migrants – as far right aims to win big in European elections Claire Provost Claudia Torrisi Nandini Archer Alexander Nabert Belen Lobos  18 May 2019, openDemocracy Elderly women, priests and firefighters among those arrested, charged or ‘harassed’ by… »

18.05.2019

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet

Mark Maslin, UCL and Simon Lewis, UCL for The Conversation Governments around the world are declaring “climate and environmental emergencies” to highlight the unsustainable ways in which humans, over a few generations, have transformed the planet. We’ve made enough concrete to cover the entire surface… »

16.05.2019

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here’s how to make it climate-friendly

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation – here’s how to make it climate-friendly

Laurie Wright, Solent University for The Conversation We’re all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too. Newly published research… »

16.05.2019

Racist Extremism Online

Racist Extremism Online

Despite Christchurch Massacre and Others, Trump Refuses to Join ‘Unprecedented’ Global Effort to Tackle Racist Extremism Online “To be honest, I do not understand the United States,” said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams The White House announced Wednesday… »

14.05.2019

China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down anytime soon

China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down anytime soon

Greg Wright, University of California, Merced for The Conversation The truce in the U.S.-China trade war is in tatters. China said on May 13 that it will impose new tariffs on a range of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision to raise duties on… »

13.05.2019

Globalisation was rife in the 16th century – clues from Renaissance paintings

Globalisation was rife in the 16th century – clues from Renaissance paintings

Leah Clark, The Open University for The Conversation For many, the Renaissance was the revival or “rebirth” of Western classical antiquity, associated with great artists painting the Sistine Chapel and the invention of the printing press in Europe. These local, European phenomena seem rather parochial compared to… »

12.05.2019

London Demo:’Stop Arming Israel, Stop Bombing Gaza’

London Demo:’Stop Arming Israel, Stop Bombing Gaza’

Thousands March in London Demanding Justice for Palestinians. “Palestine has the right to exist but sadly that is a right that is increasingly threatened. Palestinians should be able to live free from ever expanding settlements on stolen land.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams. Thousands… »

11.05.2019

When the next crisis hits, progressives must be ready to seize the agenda

When the next crisis hits, progressives must be ready to seize the agenda

In 2008 progressives lacked a coherent and compelling alternative to neoliberal policies. This time it must be different. Carys Roberts 9 May 2019 for openDemocracy “Only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the… »

10.05.2019

What should British universities do about benefits received from past wrongs?

What should British universities do about benefits received from past wrongs?

Steven Greer, University of Bristol for The Conversation The University of Cambridge has embarked on a project to discover how it may have contributed to, and benefited financially from, slavery. This venture follows hot on the heels of a similar investigation at University College London, and a… »

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