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01.12.2019

The Tories aren’t the party of business – just the London financial elite

The Tories aren’t the party of business – just the London financial elite

The Conservative Party used to look after big, nationwide businesses. Now it serves a finance industry based in a few small areas of the capital. Frances Coppola for openDemocracy Last Friday, openDemocracy revealed that a secretive group of business leaders was bankrolling the Conservative Party to the… »

29.11.2019

‘Everything Is Not Fine’: Nobel Economist Calls on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP

‘Everything Is Not Fine’: Nobel Economist Calls on Humanity to End Obsession With GDP

“If we measure the wrong thing,” warns Joseph Stiglitz, “we will do the wrong thing.” by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz is warning the world that unless the obsession many world leaders have with gross national product… »

29.11.2019

[UK elections] Energy expert: here’s where Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn’s climate pledges leave the planet

[UK elections] Energy expert: here’s where Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn’s climate pledges leave the planet

Dénes Csala, Lancaster University for The Conversation The 2019 UK general election may be defined by Brexit, but the climate crisis has never loomed larger in the minds of voters. And the country’s two largest parties offer very different visions on how to address it. Labour may… »

28.11.2019

Rabbis write to Jeremy Corbyn to express support and denounce the comments by the UK Chief Rabbi

Rabbis write to Jeremy Corbyn to express support and denounce the comments by the UK Chief  Rabbi

26th  November 2019 Dear Mr. Corbyn – Leader of the Labour Party I write to you on behalf of the Executive Board of the United European Jews organization regarding an unusually disturbing declaration  that was today reported in the media claiming that the overwhelming majority of British Jews are “gripped… »

25.11.2019

British politics is changing dramatically – and the left sees an opportunity

British politics is changing dramatically – and the left sees an opportunity

Radical. Transformative. Path-breaking. These cliches are often trotted out in the pages of party manifestos. Manifestos are more than shopping lists of policy priorities and pledges. They represent an opportunity for political parties to put forward a narrative of reform and renewal of the underpinning purpose of the state. Of… »

24.11.2019

Letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn signed by Roger Waters, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Angela Davis, Brian Eno and many others

Letter supporting Jeremy Corbyn signed by Roger Waters, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Angela Davis, Brian Eno and many others

“The coming UK election is indeed a landmark and monumental one as signatories to a recent letter attest. However, we are outraged that Jeremy Corbyn, a life-long committed anti-racist, is being smeared as an anti-semite by people who should know better. Antisemitism is a problem within society and is present… »

23.11.2019

‘Nothing But Disdain for Democracy’: Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia

‘Nothing But Disdain for Democracy’: Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley Join Letter Condemning Trump for Fueling Crisis in Bolivia

Rather than supporting a military coup, our government should make it clear that the unconstitutional removal of an elected president is unacceptable.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams As the Bolivian military’s violent repression of Indigenous anti-coup protesters sparked fears of a full-blown civil… »

19.11.2019

Big Pharma has failed: the antibiotic pipeline needs to be taken under public ownership

Big Pharma has failed: the antibiotic pipeline needs to be taken under public ownership

Claas Kirchhelle, University of Oxford; Adam Roberts, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and Andrew Singer, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology for The Conversation Antibiotics are among the most important medicines known to humankind, but we are running out of this crucial resource. Decisive… »

17.11.2019

Gilets jaunes: one year on, how ‘yellow vest’ movement has changed French citizens’ lives

Gilets jaunes: one year on, how ‘yellow vest’ movement has changed French citizens’ lives

Elise Lobbedez, EM Lyon for The Conversation Often perceived as disorganised, scattered and even violent, France’s “gilets jaunes” movement has taken many by surprise with its staying power. A year into the movement, which began on November 17, 2018, many activists are still regularly meeting, organising and protesting,… »

16.11.2019

UK election 2019: partisan press is pulling out all the stops against Labour

UK election 2019: partisan press is pulling out all the stops against Labour

David Deacon, Loughborough University and Dominic Wring, Loughborough University for The Conversation The idea that there’s no such thing as bad publicity could well be tested in the UK’s 2019 election campaign. So could the proposition that the only worse thing than people talking about… »

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