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Arctic oil drilling: activists demand “climate justice now”‏

Arctic oil drilling: activists demand “climate justice now”‏

Hundreds of angry protesters entered Seattle port in kayaks and small boats last weekend to oppose drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Covering a large part of Elliott Bay, they protested against Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to resume oil [read more]

Budget 2015: “aimed at working class to enrich stability and security”

Budget 2015: “aimed at working class to enrich stability and security”

The recently re-elected chancellor George Osbourne has announced that a new budget will be revealed on 18th July. It will detail a number of key pledges made by the Conservative party during the recent election campaign and will ensure [read more]

First all-conservative cabinet “the real party of working people”

First all-conservative cabinet “the real party of working people”

Day before yesterday David Cameron called the first all-Tory cabinet meeting after 18 years, reminding ministers of the need to “restore trust and faith in politics”, and making particular mention of impending education and [read more]

How will Australia’s “slave labour” enquiry affect supermarket prices

How will Australia’s “slave labour” enquiry affect supermarket prices

Some of Australia’s biggest supermarket chains are sourcing food from farms and factories that participate in extreme labour exploitation, according to ABC’s Four Corners investigation. The damning exploration found that migrant [read more]

Will end of CoE fossil fuel investment benefit green energy?

Will end of CoE fossil fuel investment benefit green energy?

In accordance with a new environmental policy, the Church of England (CoE) will divest £12 million from companies in fossil fuel and whose revenues are more than 10 per cent dependent on thermal coal extraction or oil production from tar [read more]

General election 2015: breaking down the Conservatives and Labour

General election 2015: breaking down the Conservatives and Labour

Thursday 7th May will be another seminal moment in Britain’s democratic history as the nation’s leading political parties will, once again, go head-to-head for the right to rule Britannia. As ever, media members and [read more]

How festivals are joining forces against legal highs

How festivals are joining forces against legal highs

Glastonbury is the latest festival to join the battle against legal highs in the UK, taking part in a digital blackout to raise awareness of the dangers. The 24-hour online campaign will see organisers substituting their web presence for [read more]

FGM: why is the UK failing young girls?

FGM: why is the UK failing young girls?

According to figures from the Health and Social Information Centre, nearly 4000 girls were treated for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK since September 2014, with experts predicting that unless existing laws regarding the [read more]

Climate change: one in six species face risk of extinction

Climate change: one in six species face risk of extinction

The extinction rate of certain species could accelerate dramatically if more serious action is not taken to combat climate change, according to a new research. Up to one in six species could be wiped out if the planet’s temperature [read more]

Top teacher’s pay freeze: fair or unfair decision?

Top teacher’s pay freeze: fair or unfair decision?

The School Teachers’ Review Body’s (STRB) decision that no increase will be awarded to the top levels of leadership in schools has prompted a debate over whether what appears to be a “pay freeze” for headteacher’s remuneration is [read more]

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