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27.09.2019

Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centers in historic conference vote

Labour pledges to abolish immigration detention centers in historic conference vote

By Mohamed Elmaazi for The Canary The Labour Party has passed a historic vote on immigration policy at its party conference in Brighton. The second-to-last vote on 25 September included a commitment to “close all detention centers”, “reject any immigration system based on incomes” or a person’s “utility to business”,… »

27.09.2019

People powered policy: how Labour’s radical agenda was built from the ground up

People powered policy: how Labour’s radical agenda was built from the ground up

For decades a closed network of lobbyists and journalists policed what was politically possible. Now a democratic uprising is transforming the debate. Laurie Macfarlane for openDemocracy 26 September 2019 A common criticism of left-wing politics is that activists always know what they are against, but struggle… »

26.09.2019

Return and don’t procrastinate: Colonialism Reparation

Return and don’t procrastinate: Colonialism Reparation

Press Release Colonialism Reparation asks the repatriation of the remains and the permanent restitution of the treasures looted by former colonizers as a first step in the direction of the Reparation of the damages of the colonialism, stopping to procrastinate about a necessary step of the human evolution. In… »

25.09.2019

UN Climate Action Summit missed a key ingredient: climate action

UN Climate Action Summit missed a key ingredient: climate action

Nicholas Beuret, University of Essex for The Conversation A summer of civil unrest. A global climate strike bringing millions of people to the streets. A stark warning from scientists that climate breakdown is accelerating, and that we must triple our climate ambition at the… »

23.09.2019

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Fossil fuel subsidies reach US$87 billion in EU countries – and they’re growing

Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews for The Conversation European governments often appear to champion low-carbon policies. Yet, in 2017, European Union countries collectively spent US$87 billion subsidising the cost of fossil fuels. Shockingly – at a time when the world needs to act to stop climate change… »

22.09.2019

The UN banking principles are welcome – but do they go far enough to stop climate destruction?

The UN banking principles are welcome – but do they go far enough to stop climate destruction?

If the Principles for Responsible Banking are to live up to their name, they must not allow banks to profit from climate breakdown. Johan Frijns for openDemocracy 21 September 2019 With collective assets totalling $47 trillion, 130 banks, including a range of major international players, will sign up… »

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… »

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