Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: United Kingdom

Koch Industries among investors set to take over UK supermarket Morrisons

The largest private company in the U.S. and the family that owns it have financially supported a network of groups working to downplay the threat of climate change and kill off legislation designed to cut emissions.

UK judge denies US request to extradite Assange

“I find that the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America.”

Top grocery chain eliminates 20 million individual pieces of holiday single-use...

“It is an absolute priority of ours to remove and reduce the amount of plastic in our stores.”

Bee populations are thriving in the UK as human lifestyle changed...

This news is definitely something to “bee” happy about and should give us hope that our actions really can make a difference and improve the Earth.

Goodbye to all that: The UK after Brexit

Brexit could see the UK eventually lose Scotland, Northern Ireland, and a great deal of its prosperity.

The end of Corbynism?

Unfortunately for the world, ambitious policies like the Green Industrial Revolution will have to wait at least five long years to become reality, if they are ever enacted at all.

Renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels in UK for first...

During the three months of July, August and September, renewables generated an estimated total of 29.5 terawatt-hours (TWh), compared with just 29.1TWh...

“Our demands remain the same”: A conversation with Extinction Rebellion UK’s...

Starting on Friday, September 20th and scheduled to officially end on the 27th, the global climate strike movement started by Greta Thunberg has...

Iran: How Bolton tricked clueless UK conservatives into confrontation with Tehran

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Simon Tisdall at The Guardian explains the difference between Socialist Spain and the disorganized Conservatives in control of U.K....

Public spaces private control

The world of Neoliberalism attempts to reduce everything to a commodity, but public spaces are not simply a financial asset to be sold off to the highest bidder.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.