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11.10.2018

Individual action won’t achieve 1.5℃ warming – social change is needed, as history shows

Individual action won’t achieve 1.5℃ warming – social change is needed, as history shows

Matthew Adams, University of Brighton for the Conversation Following the 2015 Paris Agreement to hold the global increase in climate to below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was asked to produce a report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5℃. »

10.10.2018

Greece – Chios: local school directors defend refugee’s children right to education

Greece – Chios: local school directors defend refugee’s children right to education

Marianella Kloka reporting from Greece A group of 1130 parents in the island of Chios (Eastern Aegean), have decided several days ago to send an extrajudicial document to the Directors of 5 primary schools of the island, aiming to intimidate them and – as a result – not to… »

27.09.2018

To Fight Climate Threat and ‘Greed-Is-Good’ Capitalism, Corbyn Offers ‘Radical Plan to Rebuild and Transform’ UK

To Fight Climate Threat and ‘Greed-Is-Good’ Capitalism, Corbyn Offers ‘Radical Plan to Rebuild and Transform’ UK

Taking direct aim at Tory government’s failures, Labour Party leader closes conference with vow to “kick-start a green jobs revolution” and challenge the powerful by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams  –  Closing out the Labour Party’s annual conference on Wednesday, Party Leader Jeremy… »

26.09.2018

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others

Three reasons some countries are far more unequal than others

Sandy Brian Hager, City, University of London for The Conversation Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent British people seen their share of national income double since 1980, while over the same… »

21.09.2018

Corbyn’s Labour Party, can it win?

Corbyn’s Labour Party, can it win?

By PAUL ROGERS 20 September 2018 for openDemocracy The 1960s–70s send a warning to Britain’s next left-wing government –  “Any person who lived through the anguished days from [date] until [name‘s] resignation will recall the high level of anticipation, expectation, surprise and wonder about what would… »

19.09.2018

There is an alternative to neoliberalism – in Britain and beyond

There is an alternative to neoliberalism – in Britain and beyond

LAURIE MACFARLANE 18 September 2018 for openDemocracy – Laurie Macfarlane introduces ‘New Thinking for the British Economy’ – openDemocracy’s new eBook outlining a new economic agenda for Britain. Western political economy is in a period of upheaval. Neoliberalism – the set of economic ideas and… »

18.09.2018

The US-led global war on terrorism has succeeded… in creating more global terrorism

The US-led global war on terrorism has succeeded… in creating more global terrorism

Since 9/11, the regions where the U.S. military has been most active—countries in Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia—have seen a five-fold increase in violent attacks –  by Jon Queally, staff writer For Common Dreams – In the 17 years since the events of Sept. 11… »

18.09.2018

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

By ARTURO DESIMONE 15 September 2018 for openDemocracy SS Winnipeg was Pablo Neruda’s Winged Fugitive Ark for war-refugees. Where are such grand gestures today? Stateless and dispossessed persons in the world today amount to a towering 65 million. If we are to trust the ‘’census’’ of… »

16.09.2018

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Constantin Eckner, University of St Andrews for The Conversation It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since. In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to enter Germany. Merkel promised her people that Germany… »

15.09.2018

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

What do you achieve when you let the Weekly Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet’s most powerful platforms? “You achieve bullshit.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams When Facebook selected the right-wing, Iraq War-boosting magazine The Weekly Standard as… »

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