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8 facts everyone should know about the Iraq crisis

Ian Sinclair looks beyond the "babbling brook of [mainstream media] bullshit" about the Iraq crisis.

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UK schools are funding climate change: the climate strikers could help change this

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Students march against climate change on Rue de Treves next to the European Parliament in Brussels on 24 January 2019. Bence Damokos [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

 

Many schools and sixth-form colleges across the UK are unwittingly helping to fund climate change through their contributions to Local Government Pension Schemes. These Pension Schemes have £16 billion pounds of people’s pension monies invested in giant oil, coal and gas companies like Exxon and BP. By taking action in their schools, students, parents, teachers and staff can help to break the hold these companies currently have on economies and governments around the world, and make way for a just transition to renewable energy.

Growth, Degrowth and Climate justice

Benjamin reports on Global Justice Now's recent one-day conference

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Billy Bishop Goes To War – Review

31 October – 24 November, Jermyn Street Theatre

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The Good Soldier Schwejk – film review

A film that uses humour to convey the absurdity of armed conflict.

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'We need to reflect the science accurately'

Cedric Knight comments on Theo Simon's recent piece on Extinction Rebellion.

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Raising the alarm: Why we should all support Extinction Rebellion

Theo Simon responds to Gabriel Carlyle's recent article.

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Why I'm sceptical about the Extinction Rebellion initiative (and why I hope I'm wrong)

If Extinction Rebellion plans to gradually build capacity for its big demands by winning smaller-scale victories then why has it launched itself with (apparently) no indication as to what these smaller-scale wins are going to be?

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Fashion, Fury and Feminism

Esme Needham reviews Tessa Boase's new book Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather

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Sustainable diets: Interview with Dr Pamela Mason and Professor Tim Lang

What is a sustainable diet? Is a vegan diet necessarily sustainable? And what's blocking moves to a more sustainable food system? Ian Sinclair investigates.

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