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Human casualties of an unequal society

Letters The Guardian, Tuesday 13 May 2014   Steve Mort, head of the school where Ann Maguire was fatally stabbed, rejected the use of metal detectors in schools. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Polly Toynbee is right that profiteering from residential childcare

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Public service cuts deepen as councils near financial tipping point

Three in five will have exhausted other ways of making savings by 2015, leaving local services bearing the brunt of cuts Rowena Mason, political correspondent The Guardian, Sunday 11 May 2014 Libraries and other local services are facing further funding cuts as

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Review of Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution

Beautiful Trouble by ANDREW BOYD and DAVE OSWALD MITCHELL Subtitled A Toolbox for Revolution, the anthologyBeautiful Trouble offers advice on how to plan and execute successful protest actions. Coeditors Andrew Boyd and Dave Oswald Mitchell have assembled the wisdom of many activists and troublemakers like

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The IPCC “Options for Mitigation” report

One response by Peter Robinson[1] The IPPC “Options for Mitigation” report raises a number of issues for climate campaigners such as: the underplaying of the climate threat, growth, investment, Carbon Capture and Storage, clawing back greenhouse gases and what is

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The left has united behind Ed Miliband. Now he has to be bold

Polly Toynbee article:  the Guardian Tuesday 25 March   ‘Impatience in Labour ranks is understandable: where are the new policies? Ed Miliband seems to do or say something clever, but then fall silent.’ Photograph: Daniel Pudles for the Guardian It

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Labour must adopt new principles

Above, homeless couple on the street in London. Photograph: Janine Wiedel Photolibrary/Alamy Labour must adopt new principles if it is to attract young voters facing a lock of jobs and affordable housing.  Britain faces unprecedented challenges: a financial system still

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Extreme Weather

Extreme weather Four of the five wettest years recorded in the UK have occurred from the year 2000 onwards. Over that same period, we have also had the seven warmest years. Australia has just had its hottest year on record,

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The World’s Largest Solar Plant Started Creating Electricity Today

We couldn’t resist sharing this item, partly because of the photos. Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun’s light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water

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Owen Paterson slashes spending on global warming

Owen Paterson has been accused of “incredible complacency” over climate change after new figures showed his department has slashed spending on helping Britain cope with global warming. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) will spend just £17.2m

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Stop Local Government abandoning the Climate Agenda!

Join climate activists from across the country at a free working seminar on  Local Government and the Climate Agenda. This will  involve people working with (and against?) Local Government. It is being held at the Quad Arts Centre, in Derby, on Saturday, the 11th

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