Don’t Pursue War, Pursue War Crimes: Michael Ratner’s Decades-Long Battle to Close Guantánamo

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that’s 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for …
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This multi-million dollar mining company’s carbon neutral claims don’t add up

Support us and go ad-free Dalradian Gold Ltd has been working and drilling in the Sperrin mountains of County Tyrone since 2009 under prospecting licences. And in 2017, it applied for a licence to mine for gold in this area. It claims: the project is currently moving through the planning process and as it’s 100% carbon …
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Don’t be fooled by Devon and Cornwall Police’s G7 protest propaganda

Content warning: this article contains a video and descriptions of police violence that some readers may find distressing. In a few days the G7 world leaders will arrive in Cornwall. Alongside them, 5,000 extra cops from all over the country will arrive in the region. The summit is taking place a short drive from my …
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African Activists: The Earth Is in Peril If Wealthy Nations Don’t Slash Emissions & Pay Climate Debt

As President Biden convenes a major climate summit, we speak with two leading climate activists from Africa about the “climate debt” rich countries owe the Global South and the major emissions cuts still needed in order to avert the worst effects of the planetary emergency. “Given the scale of the crisis right now, the only …
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Don’t know your net zero from your NDCs? This climate jargon buster could help

World leaders are under pressure to take action on climate change – but what exactly is it they are talking about? Here are some of the commonly used climate terms and what they mean. – Greenhouse gases These are gases that trap some of the heat from the sun in the atmosphere and keep the …
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What you don’t see with seafood

We need your help … The coronavirus pandemic is changing our world, fast. And we will do all we can to keep bringing you news and analysis throughout. But we are worried about maintaining enough income to pay our staff and minimal overheads. Now, more than ever, we need a vibrant, independent media that holds …
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You don’t defeat fascism with a conga line

The hostile reaction to the Bristol protest shows how unprepared English people are for what’s coming. You don’t shut down a fascist uprising with a conga line. And no, the suffragettes didn’t win the vote with a tap dance. Every struggle against oppression requires a fight, because oppressors will injure, imprison and kill you to …
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As the media fixates on Bristol, don’t forget thousands took to the streets this weekend to #KillTheBill

As the controversial Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill languishes in the committee stage, an increasing number of people have shown their opposition to the legislation. But while the escalation at the Bristol protest has dominated the headlines, let’s not forget that thousands of people took to the streets to protest the bill across the …
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Don’t hate HMRC staff over their 13% pay rise

People have been reacting to the news that the government is giving some HMRC staff a pay rise. Understandably, they’ve been making comparisons to NHS staff’s 1% increase. But as some people have said on social media – we shouldn’t begrudge HMRC staff a decent raise. That 13% HMRC pay rise The FDA is the …
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The Secret Teacher | Please don’t send your children to school unless you really have to

We made it. These are the words on every teacher’s mind this week. Having ‘made it’ refers to getting through to the half term break. It’s a week of no lessons after one of the most trying half terms of most teachers’ careers. Of course, there will be plenty to do (half terms are often …
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