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15.07.2019

Will more climate strikes achieve the breakthrough that we need?

Will more climate strikes achieve the breakthrough that we need?

Strengthening the climate movement requires a rethink of strategy and tactics. Tim Root for openDemocracy The global movement fighting climate breakdown has made some promising advances recently, chiefly thanks to Greta Thunberg and the other admirable school climate strikers. The British, Irish, French and Canadian parliaments have… »

13.07.2019

Modern Slavery Act is having unintended consequences for women’s freedom in Sri Lanka

Modern Slavery Act is having unintended consequences for women’s freedom in Sri Lanka

Sandya Hewamanne, University of Essex for The Conversation The Modern Slavery Act was seen as a big achievement for combating the issue of forced labour. But since it was passed by the UK government in 2015, many have pointed out its shortcomings. In particular, how the legislation… »

12.07.2019

Exaggerating how much CO2 can be absorbed by tree planting risks deterring crucial climate action

Exaggerating how much CO2 can be absorbed by tree planting risks deterring crucial climate action

Duncan McLaren, Lancaster University for The Conversation Planting almost a billion hectares of trees worldwide is the “biggest and cheapest tool” for tackling climate change, according to a new study. The researchers claimed that reforestation could remove 205 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the atmosphere –… »

11.07.2019

Moving mindfulness from ‘me’ to ‘we’

Moving mindfulness from ‘me’ to ‘we’

If mindfulness is to become a force for social and political change it needs to radically expand its scope beyond individual therapy. Ronald Purser for openDemocracy Mindfulness provides important psychological and emotional benefits for individuals, but caring for our own personal wellbeing as if it were a private… »

09.07.2019

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

By Sally Burch for bot populi The arrest of Julian Assange in London and his indictment by the US government highlight one of the main contradictions of our digitalized societie. The democratic principles of defending human rights and official transparency and accountability are giving way to systematic spying on… »

08.07.2019

Who’s paying to make Boris prime minister?

Who’s paying to make Boris prime minister?

The miserable contest to choose the UK’s next prime minister – fuelled by dark money, an obsequious press and a mockery of ‘choice’ – shows just how broken our politics is. Mary Fitzgerald For openDemocracy  Trying to explain to outsiders just how the United Kingdom is currently ‘choosing’… »

06.07.2019

[UK] New study shows public wants renewables – but the government is not listening

[UK] New study shows public wants renewables – but the government is not listening

Pip Roddis, University of Leeds for The Conversation Subsidies for onshore wind power were cut by the UK government in 2015. Then the main reasons given were that it was too expensive and that the public didn’t support it. Amber Rudd MP, then head of what was the… »

06.07.2019

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Press release Catalonian Government/UN | July, 5th 2019 Catalonia’s FA Minister, Alfred Bosch, agrees with the statement and insists that “rulings by international bodies have to be respected and human rights fulfilled” The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (WGAD) calls for the immediate release of four of the Catalan… »

06.07.2019

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

By Dr. Hakim Young and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, Kabul Afghanistan July 5, 2019  Dear fellow human beings, Some of us have wondered, “Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging… »

05.07.2019

Reforesting an area the size of the US needed to help avert climate breakdown, say researchers – are they right?

Reforesting an area the size of the US needed to help avert climate breakdown, say researchers – are they right?

Mark Maslin, UCL and Simon Lewis, UCL for The Conversation Restoring the world’s forests on an unprecedented scale is “the best climate change solution available”, according to a new study. The researchers claim that covering 900m hectares of land – roughly the size of the… »

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