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The Challenges of Transforming Food Systems in a Global, Human Security Context

Please respond to a 60 sec survery after watching – Click here to take survey The running order for the video is as follows: Part 1. Why 1945?: 0 – 2 minutes 45 seconds Part 2. Proxy wars to the end of the cold war: 2 min 45 sec – 5 min 42…

As autumn approaches here’s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar

As autumn approaches here’s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar Spider's webs have been used as an indicator of winter weather through the ages, but this is not backed up by research. Charlie Goodall/Shutterstock The tell-tale signs that autumn is here…

As autumn approaches here’s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar

As autumn approaches here’s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar Spider's webs have been used as an indicator of winter weather through the ages, but this is not backed up by research. Charlie Goodall/Shutterstock The tell-tale signs that autumn is here…

As autumn approaches here’s why we see more spiders in our houses and why wasps are desperate for sugar

Spider's webs have been used as an indicator of winter weather through the ages, but this is not backed up by research. Charlie Goodall/Shutterstock The tell-tale signs that autumn is here are clear to us; the days are getting shorter and the temperature is decreasing. We take this as a…

How rising wholesale electricity prices will affect the switch to electric vehicles

How rising wholesale electricity prices will affect the switch to electric vehicles ALDECA Studio/Shutterstock Europe is facing an energy crisis thanks to low wind-power generation, broken connections that allow electricity to be shared across nations and shrinking nuclear energy sources. The UK has responded by burning more gas to produce…

Russia: Siberian shaman who marched against Putin is indefinitely confined to a psychiatric hospital

Responding to a court decision that came into force today to indefinitely confine Siberian shaman, Aleksandr Gabyshev, to a psychiatric ward for vowing in 2019 “to purge” President Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin, Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International’s Moscow Office Director, said: “Aleksandr Gabyshev has become a symbol of grassroots resistance…

Ethical homewares – in pictures

Preloved kitchens, upcycled T-shirts and cushion swaps. How to make homeware work harder for the planet Continue reading… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2021/sep/23/ethical-homewares-in-pictures

The UN summit on food systems took two years to plan. It’s offered nothing to help feed families | Michael Fakhri

As the UN food systems summit takes place on Thursday, governments can do much more, writes Michael Fakhri, UN special rapporteur on the right to food The role of the UN’s dozens of independent experts, or special rapporteurs, is to report and advise on various human rights. My role revolves…

‘Lebanon is a prison’: Migrant domestic workers fight to go home

“I am stuck here. I also know the situation and crisis my employer is passing through, but right now, Lebanon is a prison to me.” These are the words of Tigets, a migrant domestic worker from Ethiopia who hasn’t seen her son since she left for job in Lebanon four…

Sign Language Is Key to Real Inclusion

Click to expand Image A sign language interpreter records sign language lessons that are broadcast on public television, at an elementary school in Athens, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.  © 2020 Thanassis Stavrakis/AP Images Imagine that during a national emergency, you and your loved ones are at risk. The government is announcing…

Gambia: Oppressive laws remain despite President’s promises

Current parliamentary session is an opportunity to make significant changes to improve human rights protection Gambia Press Union recorded more than 15 assaults on media professionals in the past four years Despite Gambian President Adama Barrow’s pledge to reform the country nearly five years ago, oppressive laws curtailing human rights…

Climate crisis: fifth of London schools now susceptible to flooding

Sadiq Khan to warn time is running out to tackle emergency as he puts pressure on UK government to actA fifth of London’s schools are now susceptible to flooding and millions of people living in the capital are at “high risk” of suffering from the effects of the climate crisis,…

By crushing party democracy, Labour may sign its own death warrant

The Labour Right hopes that giving power back to MPs will prevent any future shift to the Left. But Britain needs more radicalism, not less Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/by-crushing-party-democracy-labour-may-sign-its-own-death-warrant/

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