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Urban health, wellbeing and food supplies are all under threat: growing more food in cities could change that

Urban health, wellbeing and food supplies are all under threat: growing more food in cities could change that Only 3% of UK households eat homegrown fruit and vegetables. Katya_Ershova/Pixabay A supply of fresh fruit and vegetables is crucial to a healthy nation – and to building a food system that…

Lack of trust in public figures linked to COVID vaccine hesitancy – new research

An estimated 132 million COVID vaccines were given to people in Britain in 2021. Yet despite this, over a year into the UK’s vaccination programme, a significant number of people still don’t have any vaccine-based protection against the coronavirus. Around one in ten eligible people in the UK still haven’t…

Podcast Episode: How Private is Your Bank Account?

Podcast Episode 108 Your friends, your medical concerns, your political ideology— financial transactions tell the story of your life in intimate details. But U.S. law has failed to protect  this sensitive data from prying eyes.  Join EFF’s Cindy Cohn and Danny O’Brien as they talk to Marta Belcher, one of…

Greece: New Biometrics Policing Program Undermines Rights

Click to expand Image Police detain individuals assumed to be migrants in central Athens, on Sunday, August 5, 2012. Between August 4, 2012, and February 22, 2013, Greek police detained almost 85,000 people of foreign origin on the streets of Athens to check their identification papers and legal status. © 2012…

Afghanistan: Taliban Deprive Women of Livelihoods, Identity

Click to expand Image Burqa-clad women walk on a street in Ghazni City, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, November 15, 2021. © 2021 HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images (New York) – Taliban rule has had a devastating impact on Afghan women and girls, new research shows, Human Rights Watch and the…

Djokovic’s deportation: We must talk about Australia’s failing refugee policies

For nearly a decade, Australia has held vulnerable asylum seekers in offshore detention centres. Where is their media coverage? Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/djokovic-deportation-australia-refugee-asylum-seekers-offshore/

Welcome to the Public Domain, Winnie-the-Pooh

In 2019, for the first time in 20 years, U.S. copyright law allowed formerly copyrighted works to join the public domain. Works in the public domain are no longer under copyright, and anyone can republish or use those works in whatever way they want. The public domain is the default…

David Davis: MPs have last chance to save the UK’s freedom to vote

The government claims the Elections Bill is designed to protect our democracy. As a former Tory minister, I know this is nonsense Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/opendemocracyuk/elections-bill-2022-david-davis-undemocratic-voter-id/

It’s Copyright Week 2022: Ten Years Later, How Has SOPA/PIPA Shaped Online Copyright Enforcement?

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, addressing what’s at stake and what we need to do to make sure that…

Youngkin’s Cabinet Has More Fossil Fuel Ties Beyond Trump’s EPA Chief

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin’s nomination last week of Andrew Wheeler to be his secretary of natural resources drew backlash from Democratic state lawmakers and climate activists, who expressed concern about the onetime lobbyist’s ties to the coal industry and his environmental record under former President Donald Trump. As secretary of…

Progressives Rail Against Sinema For Choosing Filibuster Over Voting Rights

On what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 93rd birthday, voting rights advocates and progressive lawmakers rallied in Arizona on Saturday to target the first-term Democratic senator blocking legislation aimed at strengthening ballot access amid growing GOP-led suppression efforts. In attendance at Saturday’s demonstrations in Phoenix were members of…

If I die at the hands of a man, I don’t want a vigil. I want a riot

I went to Ashling Murphy’s vigil this weekend. Every single woman’s murder, whether a teacher or a sex worker, at 3am or 3pm, is political Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/5050/if-i-die-at-the-hands-of-a-man-i-dont-want-a-vigil-i-want-a-riot/

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