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Turning the tide of litter in Manchester

Volunteer litter pickers are stoically taking on the eyesore of street litter. Noora Mykkanen went along with litter picker Charles Kinniburgh to see why they do ...

Liberals Don’t Understand the American Empire

Ben Rhodes graduated from New York University in 2002 with a masters degree in creative writing, before moving to Washington DC ‘to be part of the ...

Mining and green new deals

Though historic tensions exist between environmental and labour politics that must be overcome, this fabricated dichotomy is made possible in part by the well-rehearsed maxim that ...

BAME hospital staff told to use easier-to-pronounce “Western” names”, watchdog finds

Hospital bosses told Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) staff to go by “Western names” while on duty because their own are too hard to pronounce, ...

Joe Biden Is Blatantly Ignoring An Easy Climate Victory

Joe Biden could easily deal a blow to climate change by divesting the federal employee pension fund — the largest of its kind in the world ...

Can big cities protect us from depression? Researchers think so

They have a hard-earned reputation for being toilsome, transient places, but research suggests that big cities can protect us from depression The commuter who catches your ...

The Democrats’ Eviction Moratorium Failure Is Unforgivable

Despite a monthlong national countdown to its expiration, the White House and Congress failed to even try to extend the eviction moratorium until the last minute. ...

Weekly Economics Podcast: fast fashion

With the COP26 global climate conference coming up later this year, we’re spending five episodes this series looking at pressing climate issues. In this episode we’re ...

A world without mining

The absurdity of our colossal failure becomes evident from the many statistics presented in the paper. The paper shows how, as a society, we’re mining in all ...

Making the climate transition work

Industries like solar, wind and battery storage must expand rapidly, and fossil fuels must stay in the ground for the world to stay below 1.5°C. Much ...

Lifestyle Environmentalism Will Never Win Over Workers

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We Need Public Banking

The basic functions of investment are too important to be left in the hands of private banks only interested in accruing profits. We need public banks ...

A flood of solutions

Regardless of the action we take now, over the next 30 years, we will likely see 10-30cm of additional sea level rise. Our oceans are vast ...

“The Ants and the Grasshopper”: Raj Patel’s New Film Aims to “Decolonize” Climate & Health Solutions

We’re hiring: Journalist

About the role The Bristol Cable is looking for a talented and motivated journalist to join our editorial team. It is an exciting time to join ...

The Making of Ireland’s Carceral State

During the last century, the Irish state imprisoned a greater share of its population than any other country on Earth: not for crimes against people or ...

Stonehenge campaign victory

Future generations “The development consent for this damaging tunnel has been declared unlawful and is now quashed, and the government will have to go back to ...

West of England Mayor directed business that tried to profit from logging on rainforest island

The company had a shareholding in an offshore company with plans for logging in West Papua, but Norris says he wasn’t involved. During his 2021 campaign ...

Saving Singapore’s Golden Mile Complex

Since Brexit, there has been much talk about replicating Singapore’s model for the UK. Yet the widely-held perception of Singapore as a highly laissez-faire economy with ...

Not out of the woods yet

At the end of September the furlough scheme (official name: the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or CJRS) will come to an end. This date is arbitrary, ...

Bipartisanship Is Garbage

Centrist pundits and politicians are cheering the new bipartisan infrastructure bill, even though it slashes a range of vital spending programs contained in the original. We ...

We need a global Green New Deal

The future of the climate crisis does not look pretty if the coronavirus pandemic provides any indication of our collective ability to cope with shocks.  Take the case ...

The climate solution

The climate crisis is upon us. The environmental movement has for decades recognised the problem and warned of the consequences.  The debate must now turn to ...

Colombia’s Mercenary Industry is Behind the Haitian Coup

Almost every assassin involved in the murder of Haitian president Jovenel Moïse was Colombian. That’s no coincidence: if you want mercenaries for hire on the cheap, ...

After Sixty Years, Canada’s New Democratic Party Faces a Make-or-Break Choice

NDP provincial governments have some achievements to their credit, but the party’s recent history has been a travesty of what its founders hoped for. Without a ...

Reign of fire: blazes surge on ‘protected’ Amazon land under Bolsonaro

The Bureau tracked cattle supplied by the farmer implicated in this deforestation to abattoirs run by JBS and Marfrig. The Marfrig abattoir has exported beef to ...

The Pandemic Alone Can’t Transform Capitalism

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented disruption to the world economy, shining a harsh light on the frailties of global capitalism. But there won’t be a progressive paradigm ...