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21.09.2019

The climate strikes are about so much more than green colonialism

The climate strikes are about so much more than green colonialism

Solutions to the environmental crisis won’t come in the shape of a battery – they come in the shape of justice, reparations and equity. Asad Rehman for openDemocracy 20 September 2019 The past year has seen an unprecedented upsurge in both popular and political will for… »

18.09.2019

Over 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year – and it’s not Ebola

Over 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year – and it’s not Ebola

Jeremy Rossman, University of Kent and Matthew Badham, University of Kent for The Conversation Ebola outbreaks, such as the current one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has claimed 2,074 people’s lives, are widely covered in the media. But another virus is… »

17.09.2019

More refugees arrive on Greek islands amid overcrowding and water shortages

More refugees arrive on Greek islands amid overcrowding and water shortages

Gemma Bird, University of Liverpool for The Conversation The hotspots on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos and Leros are struggling to manage an increase in the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey in recent months. Between January and August 2019,… »

16.09.2019

Five climate change science misconceptions – debunked

Five climate change science misconceptions – debunked

Mark Maslin, UCL for The Conversation The science of climate change is more than 150 years old and it is probably the most tested area of modern science. However the energy industry, political lobbyists and others have spent the last 30 years sowing doubt about the… »

15.09.2019

How big data can affect your bank account – and life

How big data can affect your bank account – and life

Aisling McMahon, National University of Ireland Maynooth; Alena Buyx, Technical University of Munich, and Barbara Prainsack, Universität Wien for The Conversation Mustafa loves good coffee. In his free time, he often browses high-end coffee machines that he cannot currently afford but is saving for. »

14.09.2019

Climate emergency: why global mobilization is so important

Climate emergency: why global mobilization is so important

This climate crisis is almost irreversible, and it is global. And global and irreversible should be the answer OpenDemocracy DemocraciaAbierta 11 September 2019 Watch video https://youtu.be/iU7IhINREcI Our planet is currently facing an unprecedented climate crisis and we are now close to the point… »

10.09.2019

WATCH: Naomi Klein Hosts and Greta Thunberg Headlines ‘Right to a Future’ Event in NYC

WATCH: Naomi Klein Hosts and Greta Thunberg Headlines ‘Right to a Future’ Event in NYC

A livestreamed and in-depth conversation with youth and indigenous leaders to discuss “our best hope for a sustainable planet.” by Common Dreams staff People around the U.S. and across the globe are being invited to tune in Monday night as Canadian author and activist Naomi… »

09.09.2019

Linking brains to computers: how new implants are helping us achieve this goal

Linking brains to computers: how new implants are helping us achieve this goal

Yunlong Zhao, University of Surrey for The Conversation Cyborgs are no longer science fiction. The field of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) – which use electrodes, often implanted into the brain, to translate neuronal information into commands capable of controlling external systems such as a computer or robotic arm –… »

04.09.2019

Legal Centre Lesvos denounces the Greek governments proposed changes to the Asylum procedure

Legal Centre Lesvos denounces the Greek governments proposed changes to the Asylum procedure

On Saturday 31st August, the Spokesperson for the Greek Government Council for Foreign Affairs and Defence announced that a meeting had taken place with the Prime Minister and that seven measures of immediate action would be implemented in order to address the increasing number of people arriving on the Greek… »

04.09.2019

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Stop the arms fair: Borders and Migration day of action

Sunday September 8 2019 from 11,30 am to 8pm EXCeL London –  One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1XL Organized by Campaign Against Arms Trade, Stop The Arms Fair and Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants The Defence and Security Equipment International (‘DSEI’) arms fair is… »

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