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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…

Nigeria: No justice for victims of police brutality one year after #EndSARS Protests

Despite promises of reform police impunity goes on  Investigation panels dashing victims’ hope of getting justice  Pro-government mobs used to instigate violence  One year after peaceful #EndSARS protests ended in a brutal crackdown by Nigerian security forces in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country, no one has been…

The Guardian view on the net zero strategy: not tough enough | Editorial

The plan to decarbonise Britain must be welcomed. But in key areas it falls short In a number of ways the net zero strategy published by the UK government on Tuesday falls short of what was hoped for, and perhaps even expected by more optimistic observers. The public investment that…

EFF Files New Lawsuit Against California Sheriff for Sharing ALPR Data with ICE and CBP

The Marin County Sheriff illegally shares the sensitive location information of millions of drivers with out-of-state and federal agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The Sheriff uses automated license plate readers (ALPRs)—high-speed cameras mounted on street poles or squad cars—to scan license plates…

The Daily Mail – On The Wrong Side of History

By TruePublica: In the early 1930s, when Adolf Hitler made considerable gains in the German elections and Mein Kampf had already been written, making absolutely clear Hitler’s thoughts on the racial supremacy of the supposed ‘Aryan’ race – fascism in the UK was on the rise. Its ideology was spurred on…

How to make climate action popular

How to make climate action popular BBSTUDIOPHOTO/Shutterstock Ambitious action is needed to stop average global temperatures rising above 1.5°C. But some measures to cut fossil fuel use and develop alternative industries have provoked resistance. Wind farms can be a common source of public ire, and so can carbon taxes –…

UK government reveals net zero plan it says will create up to 440,000 jobs

Long-awaited plan aims to expand electric car use and windfarms and commits £120m to new nuclear plantToday’s politics news – live updatesThe UK government has set out its long-awaited strategy for reaching net zero emissions, with a plan ministers said would create up to 440,000 jobs and “unlock” £90bn in…

COVID vaccines are safe during pregnancy – but catching the virus isn’t

COVID vaccines are safe during pregnancy – but catching the virus isn’t Marina Demidiuk/Shutterstock Any new infectious disease is an unknown to pregnant women, as it might affect the pregnancy and the developing foetus. Because of this, careful attention has been paid to the effects of COVID on pregnant women…

New physics: latest results from Cern further boost tantalising evidence

There's more going on in the universe than we know. Zolt Levay/Flickr, CC BY-SA The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) sparked worldwide excitement in March as particle physicists reported tantalising evidence for new physics – potentially a new force of nature. Now, our new result, yet to be peer reviewed, from…

In the face of chaos, why are we so nonchalant about climate change?

In the face of chaos, why are we so nonchalant about climate change? We can't afford to overlook the effects of a worsening climate. ELG21/Pixabay The dire state of the planet’s health was unambiguously demonstrated by the UN’s climate body, the IPCC, when it sounded a “code red” for humanity…

Cuba: Peaceful Protesters Systematically Detained, Abused

Click to expand Image People take part in a demonstration in Havana, on July 11, 2021. © 2021 Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images (Washington, DC) – The Cuban government has systematically engaged in arbitrary detention, ill-treatment of detainees, and abuse-ridden criminal prosecutions in response to overwhelmingly peaceful anti-government protests in…

Covid-19: Global attack on freedom of expression is having a dangerous impact on public health crisis

Attacks on freedom of expression by governments, combined with a flood of misinformation across the world during the Covid-19 pandemic, have had a devastating impact on peoples’ ability to access accurate and timely information to help them cope with the burgeoning global health crisis, said Amnesty International today in a…

Tunisia’s president has given himself unprecedented powers. How will he use them?

Kais Saied has stressed his loyalty to ‘the suffering people’ – in his upcoming state budget we’ll find out if he meant it Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/north-africa-west-asia/tunisias-president-has-given-himself-unprecedented-powers-how-will-he-use-them/

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