Friday, June 25, 2021

Tag: United Kingdom

A hostile environment: Understanding the Windrush scandal

The similarities of the recent experiences of the Windrush generation to the plight of the DREAMers in the United States, are striking.

Wet wipes ban: UK takes another major step to fight plastic...

“As part of our 25-year environment plan we have pledged to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste and that includes single-use products that include plastic such as wet wipes.”

Over 40 companies pledge to cut plastic pollution

Hopefully, other countries and companies will join the UK Plastics Pact and do their part in producing less plastic waste.

UK pledges £61.4 million to fight ocean plastics

"This week we will look closely at how we can tackle the many threats to the health of the world's oceans, including the scourge of marine plastic pollution."

New UK study proves plastic bag legislation is working

"Great to see less plastic bags in our oceans, but we need the government to put an end to the use of all avoidable single-use plastic by 2025."

United Kingdom to ban ivory trade

More than 20,000 African elephants die every year to feed the ivory trade.

Socialist Labour Party candidate Jeremy Corbyn closes 20% poll gap to...

It’s an astonishing reversal of fortune, and also a lesson in the importance of standing up for ordinary people.

The Labour Party has regained its principles and offers hope to...

In this upcoming UK election the differences between the Conservatives and Labour are defined and stark; its importance cannot be overstated.

UK Oil Companies Set to Drill in the Arctic

The rush comes after the Foreign Office last year talked up the opportunities for British business of a melting Arctic.

2008 All Over Again

“Britain’s withdrawal from the eurozone will damage not only the international banking system, but hamper Washington’s aggressive policies toward Russia and the Ukraine.”

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As Arizona wraps up hand count of 2020 ballots, new questions about accuracy arise

The state Senate’s contractors created 15 subtotals. Outside auditors examined 10,341.

3D printing assisting with the rise of geothermal plants

President Biden plans on expanding all renewable energy sectors, including geothermal plants, as part of his Build Back Better policy.

Former deputies plead guilty to defrauding taxpayers

“Their actions do not represent the values of this organization and absolutely do not reflect upon the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who have courageously served our country as members of our armed forces.”

Biden has a chance to oversee biggest river restoration project in US history

Removing four dams would promote salmon recovery, clean energy, agriculture and Indigenous rights.

Democrats urge Biden to continue pause of student loan payments

“The scheduled resumption of student loan payments in October could create a significant drag on our economic recovery.”