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‘What Betrayal Looks Like’: UN Report Says World on Track for 2.7°C of Warming by 2100

A home burns as flames from the Dixie Fire tear through the Indian Falls neighborhood of unincorporated Plumas County, California on July 24, 2021. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images) https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/09/17/what-betrayal-looks-un-report-says-world-track-27degc-warming-2100 “Whatever our so-called ‘leaders’ are doing,” said Swedish climate … Continue reading

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Atmospheric CO2 Levels Haven’t Been This High in 800,000 Years: NOAA

A major report on climate says both greenhouse gas concentrations and global sea levels hit record highs in 2020. Republished under a Creative Commons Licence. Original article at CommonDreams KENNY STANCILAugust 25, 2021 Bolstering the case for meaningful climate action, a … Continue reading

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Extinction Rebellion Demand the Impossible Protests London

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2021 Actions Strategy Update: Act for the Impossible

June 24, 2021 by Extinction Rebellion The Impossible Rebellion We’re at a crucial moment in history. Our climate is breaking down and life on Earth is dying: accelerated by our economic system and supported by politicians. We need urgent change, … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson, COVID and the Media

The Pursuit of Truth – Or Not Boris Johnson, COVID and the Media Dorothy Byrne 21 June 2021 When a man lies often enough, every now and then, something he says will turn out to be true. And so it … Continue reading

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Protect the right to protest

Protect the right to protest! Priti Patel’s Police, Crime, Courts and Sentencing Bill is an assault on our rights to peaceful protest, and access to the countryside.  Politicians and police will be able to dictate where, when and how people are … Continue reading

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Sanders Says US Must ‘Take a Hard Look’ at Nearly $4 Billion in Annual Military Aid to Israel

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/05/17/sanders-says-us-must-take-hard-look-nearly-4-billion-annual-military-aid-israel “It is illegal for U.S. aid to support human rights violations,” said the Vermont senator. by Jake Johnson, staff writer Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Sunday that lawmakers must “take a hard look” at the nearly $4 billion … Continue reading

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Doctors worldwide call Covid Vaccines “Unnecessary, Ineffective and Unsafe”

“In most countries, most people now have immunity to SARS-CoV-2. Depending on their degree of previously acquired cross-immunity, they will have had no symptoms, mild and uncharacteristic symptoms, or more severe symptoms, possibly including anosmia (loss of sense of smell) … Continue reading

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OpenDemocracy starting legal action to defeat Boris Johnson’s UK government evasions of scrutiny and accountability

Why we’re taking the UK government to court to protect Freedom of Information OpenDemocracy is taking legal action over the Cabinet Office’s ‘Orwellian’ Clearing House that vets FOI requests and could breach data protection law openDemocracy is going to court … Continue reading

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Jerusalem Pogrom: Extremist Jewish Mobs injure 100 Palestinians, chanting “Death to Arabs”

( Middle East Monitor ) – The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines a pogrom as “a mob attack, either approved or condoned by authorities, against the persons and property of a religious, racial, or national minority”.That is exactly what is happening today against the Palestinian people … Continue reading

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Exploiting black labor after the abolition of slavery

Exploiting black labor after the abolition of slavery Kathy Roberts Forde, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bryan Bowman, University of Massachusetts Amherst The U.S. criminal justice system is riven by racial disparity. The Obama administration pursued a plan to reform … Continue reading

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WORSE THAN USELESS BORIS AND HIS NASTY TORY PARTY SCUM :: UK :: It’s Murdochracy not Democracy

I am likely to revise this article but I want to get it out. It’s about the historical and continuing malign and corrosive influence of the Australian-American press baron Rupert Murdoch on UK politics. The article starts by looking at … Continue reading

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WORSE THAN USELESS BORIS AND HIS NASTY TORY PARTY SCUM :: Mishandling Covid-19 :: Meetings Held By Test And Trace Chief Dido Harding Kept Secret – On Cost Grounds

What’s this about? Meetings held by chief of UK’s worse than useless test and trace ‘system’ Dido Harding are censored but why? The cost grounds as a very poor excuse – there should be an easily accessible record of the … Continue reading

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WORSE THAN USELESS BORIS AND HIS NASTY TORY PARTY SCUM :: Mishandling Covid-19 :: Following Politics not Science

An interview (and part two) with David King, former government chief scientific adviser (2000-2007) and founder and chair of Independent SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies) about SAGE and following the evidence. The articles are from September 2000 while the … Continue reading

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WORSE THAN USELESS BORIS AND HIS NASTY TORY PARTY SCUM :: 7 Things The Government Spent Money On Instead Of A Pay Rise For NHS Staff

7 Things The Government Spent Money On Instead Of A Pay Rise For NHS Staff £2.6m: Refurbishment for White House-style press briefings Downing Street has spent more than £2.6 million on renovations in order to hold White House-style press briefings, … Continue reading

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Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft gets lucrative chumocracy contract

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-money-investigations/revealed-tory-donor-lord-ashcrofts-outsourcing-firm-given-350m-vaccination-contract/ A healthcare company ultimately controlled by leading Tory donor and former party chairman, Lord Ashcroft, has received a £350m contract as part of the government’s COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, openDemocracy has learned. Last month the Department of Health and Social … Continue reading

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UK govt attributing blame for Covid-19 on the general public

Nishat Siddiqi is a consultant cardiologist based in South Wales. He discusses the UK government under Boris Johnson’s lamentable response to the Coronavirus crisis. Boris ‘the falaffel’ Johnson neglected to attend 5 consecutive Cobra meetings addressing the UK’s response to … Continue reading

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Regarding Trump

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Youth Activists Ring In 2021 With Renewed Demand That World ‘Wake Up to the Climate Crisis’

Published on Friday, January 01, 2021 by Common Dreams “It must be the year we take real action instead of continuing to repeat meaningless words and empty promises.”byAndrea Germanos, staff writer Activists with “Fridays for Future” display a prop demanding … Continue reading

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Boris …

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm” Winston Churchill UK Prime – for you to insert here – Minister Boris Johnson was absent from the first five COBRA meetings addressing Coronavirus. … Continue reading

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