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10.06.2019

It’s less about Iran and more about stability in the Middle East

It’s less about Iran and more about stability in the Middle East

History suggests that attempts to exclude such regional powers produce instability, or worse. Erwin Van Veen 7 June 2019 for openDemocracy The web of American sanctions on Iran is being tightened. The White House recently cancelled the waivers that still permitted a few countries to import Iranian… »

08.06.2019

Something beautiful, despite the odds, lives on in Calais

Something beautiful, despite the odds, lives on in Calais

A disturbing trend across Europe sees NGOs attacked and people showing compassion stigmatized. By Stefan Simanowitz 4 June 2019 for openDemocracy Last week as the trial began of Scott Warren, a humanitarian aid volunteer who faces up to 20 years in prison for giving food, water and other supplies… »

06.06.2019

Spiritual science: how a new perspective on consciousness could help us understand ourselves

Spiritual science: how a new perspective on consciousness could help us understand ourselves

Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University for The Conversation Scientists have long been trying to understand human consciousness – the subjective “stuff” of thoughts and sensations inside our minds. There used to be an assumption that consciousness is produced by our brains, and that in order to understand it,… »

05.06.2019

We say yes to Europe [Catalan MEPs]

We say yes to Europe [Catalan MEPs]

If these three Catalan MEPs are not allowed to participate in the next legislature, Europe will have lost more than three active and pro-European members at their service. By Alfred Bosch  5 June 2019 for openDemocracy Catalonia has always been a committed and reliable partner in the construction… »

05.06.2019

The “Stop Trump” demo in London

The “Stop Trump” demo in London

Demonstrators in different UK cities wanted to express their rejection to the racism, misogyny, warmongering and blatant disrespect for the truth that Trump represents. Here is what those demonstrating in London had to say. Images from Stop Trump Facebook… »

04.06.2019

Electric cars won’t save the planet without a clean energy overhaul – they could increase pollution

Electric cars won’t save the planet without a clean energy overhaul – they could increase pollution

Parakram Pyakurel, Solent University for The Conversation Several countries – including France, Norway and the UK – have plans to phase out cars powered by fossil fuel before 2050, to reduce air pollution and fight climate change. The idea is to replace all conventional vehicles with electric… »

02.06.2019

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Dénes Csala, Lancaster University for The Conversation Monday May 27 was a public holiday in the UK, the fourth such “bank holiday” in the past six weeks. On each of these days, people made fewer commutes, they left their computers and machines switched off, and the country generally… »

01.06.2019

Power Beyond Borders: Mass Action Camp in south-east England

Power Beyond Borders: Mass Action Camp in south-east England

Power Beyond Borders is a mass action camp which aims to show solidarity with migrants as well as taking direct action against new gas infrastructure from 26th – 31st July. It’s organised by Reclaim the Power. They will be showing us how to: Shut down the new gas infrastructure threatening… »

01.06.2019

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

Calling Treatment of Julian Assange ‘Psychological Torture,’ UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

“I condemn, in the strongest terms, the deliberate, concerted, and sustained nature of the abuse inflicted on Mr. Assange.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams ~ After visiting Julian Assange in the London prison where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail,… »

31.05.2019

A ‘Green New Deal’ needs to be global, not local

A ‘Green New Deal’ needs to be global, not local

Rather than focusing just on ‘green jobs’ for British workers, a Green New Deal must recognise the UK’s climate debt and fossil-fuelled colonial past. Andrew Taylor , Harpreet Kaur Paul  30 May 2019, for openDemocracy ~ In the US and the UK, the Green New Deal movement… »

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