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25.12.2018

Gandhi is still relevant – and can inspire a new form of politics today

Gandhi is still relevant – and can inspire a new form of politics today

Tom Shillam, University of York for The Conversation Seventy years after Gandhi’s assassination on the streets of New Delhi, Ramachandra Guha’s new book, Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-48, reopens a familiar debate around his legacy. What was Gandhi’s message? What were his politics? What… »

25.12.2018

Gatwick drone drama shows how even unarmed UAVs can cause economic chaos and risk to life

Gatwick drone drama shows how even unarmed UAVs can cause economic chaos and risk to life

Anna Jackman, Royal Holloway for The Conversation One of the amazing things about the recent drone incident at London Gatwick is that the appearance of two unmanned aerial vehicles flying into operational runway space prompted the closure of Britain’s second-busiest airport for more than a day. With… »

25.12.2018

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Furlough of Congressional Pay Next Shutdown

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Furlough of Congressional Pay Next Shutdown

153 US House members and 50 US Senators are millionaires by Common Dreams staff US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for congressional salaries to be put on hold during the next government shutdown. The US government went into a partial… »

21.12.2018

Why the issue of drug resistance in animal farming means a fight against urban elites

Why the issue of drug resistance in animal farming means a fight against urban elites

Camille Bellet, University of Liverpool for The Conversation Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been framed as one of the biggest threats to humanity in the 21st century. By 2050, more humans could die because of AMR than cancer. But despite alarming concerns from the early 1960s and… »

19.12.2018

Excluded, stereotyped and abused: where do women stand in UK politics today?

Excluded, stereotyped and abused: where do women stand in UK politics today?

SIAN NORRIS 19 December 2018 for openDemocracy 100 years since (some) women won the right to vote, they’re still marginalised in corridors of our power – and facing a backlash there too. Visitors at Westminster Hall are now welcomed into the British Houses… »

18.12.2018

December 18th, International Migrants Day, solidarity and actions in the UK

December 18th, International Migrants Day, solidarity and actions in the UK

Today people from all over the UK stood in solidarity with the Stansted 15, demanding an end to the hostile environment, an end to detention and an end to all forms of deportation. Over 50,000 people have signed the petition demanding justice for the Stansted 15, after they were… »

18.12.2018

Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals

Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals

World Health Organisation Press Release, 5 December 2018 News Release Katowice, Poland Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. The latest estimates from leading experts also indicate that the value of health gains… »

17.12.2018

Brexit Groundhog Day as EU leaders stand firm in face of British political stalemate

Brexit Groundhog Day as EU leaders stand firm in face of British political stalemate

Nieves Perez-Solorzano, University of Bristol for The Conversation As the December European Council drew to an end, EU leaders must have felt that they were living their own Brexit Groundhog Day. As has become the norm since the Brexit negotiations began in March 2017, the European Union is… »

17.12.2018

‘Morally Unacceptable’: Final Deal Out of COP24 Sorely Lacking in Urgency and Action, Climate Campaigners Say

‘Morally Unacceptable’: Final Deal Out of COP24 Sorely Lacking in Urgency and Action, Climate Campaigners Say

“The weak outcome of this COP runs contrary to stark warnings of the IPCC report and growing demand for action from citizens.” by Julia Conley, staff  for Common Dreams Climate action groups slammed the outcome of the 24th annual Conference of the Parties (COP24) in Katowice,… »

15.12.2018

Solidarity with migrants isn’t ‘terrorism’ – the Stansted 15 case shames the UK

Solidarity with migrants isn’t ‘terrorism’ – the Stansted 15 case shames the UK

GRACIE BRADLEY 11 December 2018 for openDemocracy We should cherish dissenters trying to stop human rights abuses – not imprison them under anti-terrorism laws designed to prevent further Lockerbie bombings.  In March 2017, fifteen people tried to stop a secretive mass deportation to Nigeria and… »

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