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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… »

01.07.2019

The Return of the ‘C’ Word: SASE conference 2019

The Return of the ‘C’ Word: SASE conference 2019

At an international conference in New York City, a new group of scholars is studying alternatives to capitalism. Lara Monticelli  & Torsten Geelan for openDemocracy (image by Liz MC, CC by 2.0) In an historical moment when governments and citizens around the world are called on to take… »

30.06.2019

It Is Our Future That Is at Risk’: Greta Thunberg and Ocasio-Cortez Talk Reasons for Hope in Era of Climate Emergency

It Is Our Future That Is at Risk’: Greta Thunberg and Ocasio-Cortez Talk Reasons for Hope in Era of Climate Emergency

“Hope is not something that you have. Hope is something that you create, with your actions. Hope is something you have to manifest into the world, and once one person has hope, it can be contagious.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams “So I’m curious,… »

27.06.2019

Grassroots groups beat the French state in court

Grassroots groups  beat the French state in court

A group of associations took the French state to court over its failure to provide basic services for refugees in Dunkirk and won,  the group Help Refugees  announces in its Facebook page. As a result of months of work from La Cimade, the Human Rights Observer Team, … »

26.06.2019

A green and just transition requires democratized public banks – Costa Rica style

A green and just transition requires democratized public banks – Costa Rica style

Public banks have far greater financial capacity than we think. We need to harness it for the good of people and planet. Thomas Marois for openDemocracy Public banks are resurgent, triggered by the failure of private finance to meaningfully confront the green transformation. But will resurgent public banks… »

25.06.2019

Why Donald Trump is backing the US into a corner on Iran

Why Donald Trump is backing the US into a corner on Iran

Natasha Lindstaedt, University of Essex for The Conversation After Iran shot down a US drone that allegedly entered Iran’s airspace, Donald Trump signed new sanctions against Iran on June 24, including against its supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. The move came days after the US president took… »

24.06.2019

Neoliberalism has tricked us into believing a fairytale about where money comes from

Neoliberalism has tricked us into believing a fairytale about where money comes from

Mary Mellor, Northumbria University, Newcastle for The Conversation There is nothing natural about money. There is no link to some scarce essential form of money that sets a limit to its creation. It can be composed of base metal, paper or electronic data – none of which is… »

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