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For the first time, climate change is a key election issue

The sustained climate mobilisations since last year have brought the climate crisis to the fore, not just in daily conversation, but crucially in government policy circles as well. The UK parliament declared a climate change emergency last May following big protests from Extinction Rebellion and the School Strikes for Climate. Earlier this month, eleven thousand scientists in 153 countries pressed that global warming should no longer be ignored and that we must accept huge changes in the way we live and manage the economy or it will be unavoidable and more will suffer in addition to those who are already dealing with current impacts from climate change.

The choice is clear: we must oppose the racist Right in Bolivia


14 November 2019

On Sunday 10 November, the thirteen year tenure of Bolivian President Evo Morales ended when the army withdrew its support and called on him to resign. Protests have been ongoing in Bolivia for several weeks over a variety of concerns, including Morales' handling of fires in the Chiquitania region and allegations of electoral fraud.

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Europe is a continent of walls.


11 November 2019

Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall was brought down in a euphoric rush of hope and reunification. 

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Campaign group Global Justice Now today called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to order the release of multiple documents, dubbed the ‘Trump Trade Files’, relating to trade talks between the UK government and the Trump administration, in advance of the general election on 12 December, so that the electorate can be properly informed on the government’s plans for post-Brexit trade.

After a four-year long fight campaigners and patient activists welcome the news this morning that the cystic fibrosis drugs, Orkambi and Symkevi will be made available under the NHS to patients in England. But this protracted price negotiation between the government and Orkambi manufacturer Vertex proves that a system that prioritises private profits over patients needs fundamental change.

 

Aid

Our response to today’s ICAI report on UK aid and the government’s ‘mutual prosperity’ agenda,