Wondering who benefited from the war in Afghanistan? They’ll be meeting in London next month.

Support us and go ad-free As the Taliban take over Kabul’s presidential palace, you’d be forgiven for wondering who it is that two decades of war and foreign occupation has benefited. In 2001, the US, UK, and their allies invaded Afghanistan. The invasion certainly hasn’t benefited the people of Afghanistan; since 2001, an estimated 47,245 …
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It’s Pride month, which can only mean one thing: pinkwashing klaxon

June is Pride month: where the LGBTQI+ community celebrate their diversity. It’s also supposed to be about political and social change. Yet in the 21st century, Pride has turned into little more than an exercise in corporate ‘pinkwashing’. Enter the pinkwashers As Fem Magazine noted, pinkwashing: most commonly refers to the deliberate appropriation of sexual …
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Horrifying research shows two cops a month commit violent or sexual offences against women and children

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS REFERENCES TO RAPE AND MURDER SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND DISTRESSING Eight police officers have been convicted of murdering their wives or girlfriends in the past 11 years. This figure comes from research on criminality among people working in criminal justice. And it destroys the idea that Sarah Everard’s alleged murder at the hands …
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LGBT+ History Month: 36 brilliant resources for Queer Black, Asian, Ethnic Minority and POC

LGBT+ History Month takes place between the 1-28 February in the UK and is celebrated annually. Its purpose is to give tribute to LGBTQI+ activists and heroes of the past, to educate young people about the history of the gay rights movement, and to champion a modern, safer, and inclusive society. The grassroots and volunteer-led …
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After one month underground anti-HS2 activist decides ‘I’m coming out’

An environmental activist who spent almost a month underground in protest at the HS2 railway line has come out from a tunnel near London’s Euston Station. Geography lecturer Larch Maxey, 48, had his belongings confiscated by bailiffs on Monday and said in a video he “feels fine”, but that medics have persuaded him to go …
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Northern Ireland’s ministerial list of interests to ‘be published this month’

A register of members’ interests for Northern Ireland Assembly MLAs is available online. The purpose of the register is: to provide information on any financial interest or other registerable interest which might reasonably be thought by others to influence a Member’s actions, speeches or votes in the Assembly, or actions taken in his or her capacity …
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Boris Johnson faces ‘mother of all arguments’ over Covid restrictions next month

Boris Johnson faces the “mother of all arguments” next month when he comes under pressure to loosen the lockdown while the NHS remains seriously stretched, a government adviser has predicted. Professor David Spiegelhalter, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), warned that intensive care units will still be strained even as deaths …
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Black History Month and Racism in the UK

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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World Alzheimer’s month is calling for global action on stigma and misinformation

21 September marked World Alzheimer’s Day. The day is a part of World Alzheimer’s Month and aims to raise awareness about the condition as well as challenging the stigma linked to dementia. What is Alzheimer’s disease? The NHS describes Alzheimer’s disease as: a progressive condition, which means the symptoms develop gradually over many years and …
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If we don’t take action, the UK could see ‘500,000 coronavirus cases per day next month’

Chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance used a press briefing to set out their growing worry over the spread of coronavirus in the UK. Here are the key points from their 20-minute presentation from Downing Street on Monday: – Vallance warned there could be 50,000 coronavirus cases per day …
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