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Blogs & articles

  • Prevent profiteers: companies exploit climate of fear +

    Counter-extremism 'experts' offering training in spotting 'radicalisation' are cashing in on the government's controversial Prevent strategy, writes Hilary Aked. Read More
  • Who broke the Syria ceasefire? +

    Rely on the UK media for your information about Syria, and you probably think it was Russia and Assad says David Morrison. Here is what goes unreported. Read More
  • Fracking pumps up public’s climate fears +

    Governments worldwide are finding that public opposition to fracking for gas is growing because of fears that it will worsen climate change writes Paul Brown. Read More
  • Muslims have rights – so let’s stand up for them +

    Hate crime against Muslims in the US is at its highest level in 15 years. The #MuslimsHaveRights campaign assembles academics, activists and artists who refuse to accept anti-Muslim bigotry. Read More
  • Victory: BP abandons drilling in the great Australian Bight +

    Conservationists and environmentalists are celebrating a major victory after the oil giant BP ditched its hugely controversial plans writes Andy Rowell. Read More
  • 'Democracy died today': Outrage over UK landmark fracking decision +

    Lancastrians are furious at the UK government's overturning of their county council's refusal to allow shale gas firm Cuadrilla to frack at two test sites writes Andy Rowell. Read More
  • The forgotten Libyan lessons and the Syrian war +

    Western leaders are plotting to bomb another middle east nation, this time Syria, citing ‘humanitarianism'. But similar claims in Iraq and Libya were deceptive and ended up killing far more people than were ‘saved', says Robert Parry. Read More
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