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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… »

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… »

14.12.2018

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Mistrust and earthquakes: why Lancashire communities are so shaken by fracking tremors

Anna Szolucha, Northumbria University, Newcastle for The Conversation After a month of tranquillity, fracking has resumed at the Preston New Road site near Blackpool triggering the biggest tremor to date. There have been 12 tremors over a four-day period, including the biggest so far – the 1.5 magnitude… »

12.12.2018

Stand with the #Stansted15 for International Migrants Day

Stand with the #Stansted15 for International Migrants Day

Tuesday December 18 Organized by Unis Resist Border Controls, South Asia Solidarity Group, No Borders Leeds, Manchester Palestine Action, End Deportations For International Migrants Day on Tuesday 18 December, activists from all over the UK will stand in solidarity with the Stansted… »

08.12.2018

Rights that protect against socioeconomic disadvantage are long overdue – the UK is already paying the price

Rights that protect against socioeconomic disadvantage are long overdue – the UK is already paying the price

Peter Roderick, Newcastle University and Allyson Pollock, Newcastle University, for The Conversation In 2018, two anniversaries and a crucial decision loom large in the UK. We saw in the 70th anniversary of the NHS in July, while December 10 marks the 70th birthday of the adoption… »

29.11.2018

Brexit or no Brexit, life-changing medicines already aren’t getting through

Brexit or no Brexit, life-changing medicines already aren’t getting through

HEIDI CHOW 29 November 2018 Big Pharma is hurting the NHS [UK National Health Service] at its core – here’s what we need to do, if we’re bold enough. Warnings of price hikes, supply problems and stockpiling under a no-deal Brexit has pushed medicines into… »

10.11.2018

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Preston [UK] changed its fortunes with ‘Corbynomics’ – now other cities are doing the same

Julian Manley, University of Central Lancashire for The Conversation I am sure they are an estimable bunch, but Preston Council are not the locomotive of the UK economy. We Conservatives know that it is only a strong private sector economy that can pay for superb public services. When… »

13.10.2018

Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants

Inspired by Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners in the 1980s, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants (LGSMigrants) is a queer group that stands in solidarity with other communities facing state violence and media attacks. In the current political climate, migrants bear the brunt of far-right violence, face demonisation in… »

05.09.2018

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

Nuclear power reveals the absurdity of Britain’s political economy

By TOM KELSEY 4 September 2018 for openDemocracy Hinkley Point C is the latest in a long string of misguided nuclear policies. Hinkley Point C makes no sense, least of all for electricity consumers. The foreign companies building the nuclear power station, EFF and… »

09.08.2018

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

…in spite of negative vote from the Senate, with a little help from the Pope. Disappointing news for activists demanding safe and free termination of pregnancy (as opposed to back street, often lethal, abortions in particular for the less well off) in Argentina and supported by similar campaigns in many… »

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