Campaigners demand a radical plan to achieve more than a million Welsh speakers

Support us and go ad-free In July this year, the Welsh government announced plans to increase the number of Welsh speakers and use of the Welsh language in daily life. Naturally, expanding the use of the Welsh language is something language campaign and support groups are in favour of. However, Welsh language campaign group Cymdeithas …
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Campaigners are calling for ‘racist’ prison officers at HMP Full Sutton to be fired

Support us and go ad-free Content warning – this article contains references to racism, violence, and sexual violence inside the prison system Prison abolition campaigners are calling for six prison officers at HMP Full Sutton to be fired, after a series of alleged racist attacks on prisoners at the prison. Campaign group Anti-Carceral Solidarity tweeted: …
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Campaigners want Sajid Javid to scrap NHS bill ‘accelerating NHS privatisation’

Support us and go ad-free Doctors and activists are calling for the newest amendments to the NHS bill to be scrapped to avoid further privatisation. Campaigners at We Own It and Every Doctor want Sajid Javid to forget planned NHS reforms and reinstate it as a full public service. This comes ahead of the Health …
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Campaigners call on the Royal College of Psychiatrists to stop endorsing “solitary confinement”

Support us and go ad-free A demonstration was held on 28 June outside the headquarters of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) over the organisation’s support for the UK’s Close Supervision Centre (CSC) System. The protest – called by a coalition of groups – was joined by ex-prisoners and the families of current prisoners. A …
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Anti-nuclear campaigners want a Welsh county council to choose sustainable energy

Support us and go ad-free Campaigners in the north of Wales are calling on Gwynedd County Council to drop plans for nuclear energy. Instead, they want the council to: refocus towards renewable and decentralised energy projects more sympathetic to the local environment and focused rather on creating localised jobs for Gwynedd and Anglesey communities The …
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Campaigners are calling for action to stop the government’s new mega prison in Lancashire

Support us and go ad-free Content Warning – this article includes references to imprisonment and suicide The Ministry of Justice recently announced that it plans to go ahead with a consultation over whether to build a new mega prison in Chorley. According to UK research group Corporate Watch: The government has announced plans to build …
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Campaigners call for EU action against Hungary’s latest anti-LGBTQI+ law

Support us and go ad-free Campaigners are calling for the EU to take action against Hungary after its parliament passed another anti-LGBTQI+ law. On 15 June, Hungary voted through a law that bans showing schoolchildren LGBTQI+ material or featuring gay people in TV shows for under-18s. The Fidesz ruling party and far-right Jobbik party voted …
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Campaigners share tributes in memory of teenager killed in suspected racist attack

West Midlands Police have charged a man with the murder of 14-year-old Dea-John Reid. On 31 May, a group chased and fatally stabbed Reid in the chest in Kingstanding, Birmingham. Having not initially identified that the attack was racially motivated, police are now investigating reports that the group racially abused Reid prior to the attack. …
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Campaigners are forming a ‘human dam’ to protect Welsh communities from the housing crisis

As the housing crisis worsens in Wales, campaigners claim it’s killing communities. So on 10 July, they’re holding a protest to draw attention to this. Welsh language and community activist group Cymdeithas yr Iaith expects: to form a “human dam” across the Tryweryn dam near Bala, as a sign of the group’s determination to prevent …
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Campaigners take action against expanding private prison system that ‘creates motivation to incarcerate’

A group of campaigners blocked the entrance to a construction site to demand an end to the government bankrolling new private megaprisons. On Monday 19 April, campaigners arrived at the HMP Five Wells Kier construction site in Wellingborough. The group used concrete-filled barrels as lock-ons to blockade the main entrance. The blockade carried on overnight. …
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