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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Victory for campaigners as richest Cambridge college promises to divest from fossil fuels

After four years of student campaigning, Cambridge’s Trinity College has promised to divest fully from fossil fuels in the next 10 years. The college has vowed to end all direct investment into fossil fuels by the end of 2021, and all indirect investment within 5-10 years. Trinity is only the third Cambridge college to promise full …
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Biden tops 270 electoral college votes to defeat Trump in US election

Joe Biden has topped the 270 electoral college votes needed for victory over Donald Trump in the US presidential race. The former vice-president was called as the winner of Pennsylvania on Saturday, meaning he has an insurmountable lead in the race for the White House. Winning the vote in Wisconsin, Michigan and Arizona – three …
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“Let the People Pick the President”: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College

As Donald Trump and Joe Biden make their final campaign pushes in battleground states that could decide the election, we speak with author and journalist Jesse Wegmen about the case for abolishing the Electoral College system altogether and moving toward a national popular vote for electing the president. Two of the last three presidents — …
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"Let the People Pick the President": The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College

As Donald Trump and Joe Biden make their final campaign pushes in battleground states that could decide the election, we speak with author and journalist Jesse Wegmen about the case for abolishing the Electoral College system altogether and moving toward a national popular vote for electing the president. Two of the last three presidents — …
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Meet the College Senior Who Built a COVID Tracker After CDC Blocked from Tracing Trump’s Contacts

As the number of people in President Trump’s orbit who test positive for COVID-19 continues to grow, we meet a student journalist who is doing what the White House doesn’t want the CDC to do: tracing the contacts of people who may have infected or been infected by President Trump. Benjy Renton, a Middlebury College …
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Correspondence: Letter from PHE and NHS Test and Trace to school and college leaders

As schools and colleges return for the autumn term and welcome back pupils and students, the Medical Director of Public Health England, Yvonne Doyle, and Chief Medical Adviser of NHS Test and Trace, Susan Hopkins, have written to school and college leaders with further advice regarding coronavirus testing and shielding. Source link