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02.10.2019

The fightback against Facebook is getting stronger

The fightback against Facebook is getting stronger

Leighton Andrews, Cardiff University for The Conversation Facebook leader Mark Zuckerberg recently took the unusual step of visiting lawmakers in Washington, including President Donald Trump in the White House. The reason? Congress’s anti-trust sub-committee has started demanding documents from Facebook and other big tech firms. It’s… »

01.10.2019

Big pharma’s rising prices mean doing nothing is not an option

Big pharma’s rising prices mean doing nothing is not an option

We have the tools to tackle big pharma’s high prices. Labour has shown it’s prepared to use them. Heidi Chow for openDemocracy 30 September 2019 Expensive medicines are a growing problem the world over and for too long big pharma has been able to charge extortionate… »

30.09.2019

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons premiered in Kyoto, Japan

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons premiered in Kyoto, Japan

On the 29th of September, during the public symposium: “Advancing to the ideal of a world free of nuclear weapons and wars” organised by Pugwash Japan, Religions for Peace Japan, the Nagasaki University Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, and the Meijigakuin University International Peace Research Institute, the Japanese language… »

30.09.2019

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Kenya is running the world’s most ambitious basic income pilot yet, but will its results be enough to forge a whole new approach to poverty reduction? Caroline Teti for openDemocracy 30 September 2019 Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: Tell us a bit about the basic income trial… »

27.09.2019

Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centers in historic conference vote

Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centers in historic conference vote

By Mohamed Elmaazi for The Canary The Labour Party has passed a historic vote on immigration policy at its party conference in Brighton. The second-to-last vote on 25 September included a commitment to “close all detention centers”, “reject any immigration system based on incomes” or a person’s “utility to business”,… »

27.09.2019

People powered policy: how Labour’s radical agenda was built from the ground up

People powered policy: how Labour’s radical agenda was built from the ground up

For decades a closed network of lobbyists and journalists policed what was politically possible. Now a democratic uprising is transforming the debate. Laurie Macfarlane for openDemocracy 26 September 2019 A common criticism of left-wing politics is that activists always know what they are against, but struggle… »

26.09.2019

Return and don’t procrastinate: Colonialism Reparation

Return and don’t procrastinate: Colonialism Reparation

Press Release Colonialism Reparation asks the repatriation of the remains and the permanent restitution of the treasures looted by former colonizers as a first step in the direction of the Reparation of the damages of the colonialism, stopping to procrastinate about a necessary step of the human evolution. In… »

25.09.2019

UN Climate Action Summit missed a key ingredient: climate action

UN Climate Action Summit missed a key ingredient: climate action

Nicholas Beuret, University of Essex for The Conversation A summer of civil unrest. A global climate strike bringing millions of people to the streets. A stark warning from scientists that climate breakdown is accelerating, and that we must triple our climate ambition at the… »

23.09.2019

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews for The Conversation European governments often appear to champion low-carbon policies. Yet, in 2017, European Union countries collectively spent US$87 billion subsidising the cost of fossil fuels. Shockingly – at a time when the world needs to act to stop climate change… »

22.09.2019

The UN banking principles are welcome – but do they go far enough to stop climate destruction?

The UN banking principles are welcome – but do they go far enough to stop climate destruction?

If the Principles for Responsible Banking are to live up to their name, they must not allow banks to profit from climate breakdown. Johan Frijns for openDemocracy 21 September 2019 With collective assets totalling $47 trillion, 130 banks, including a range of major international players, will sign up… »

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