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Tackling the climate crisis must not come at the expense of eradicating global hunger

With fewer than 90 days to go until the UK hosts the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, we can expect to hear a lot more about ...

We Need a Wealth Tax to Rebuild

Labour’s Director of Strategy has reportedly told the shadow cabinet the social groups which she had identified that we need to win back in order to ...

openDemocracy appoints Peter Geoghegan editor-in-chief

Peter Geoghegan has been appointed editor-in-chief of openDemocracy. Geoghegan, who currently heads openDemocracy’s UK investigations, will take up the role at the end of August. Geoghegan, ...

47. The Right to Roam: An Interview with Nick Hayes

https://media.blubrry.com/aworldtowin/content.blubrry.com/aworldtowin/wtw-nickhayes-abridged.mp3 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify This week, Grace speaks to Nick Hayes, author of The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us. They ...

With LGBTQ+ rights in the spotlight, Hungary prepares for a political showdown

In July 2020 a Hungarian court found the country’s former ambassador to Peru, Gábor Kaleta, guilty of possession of some 19,000 child porn pictures. He received ...

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 ...

Contesting Culture: The American Right Knows How to Fight a Culture War

The ‘special relationship’ between the US and the UK has always extended beyond formal politics into the realm of culture. The exchange of ideas back and ...

The UK’s Parliament Is Full of Landlords

No less than 115 UK members of parliament — 90 of them Tories — are landlords. The housing crisis won’t be solved until that changes. Prime ...

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 ...

St James Priory: 900 years of refuge and healing

Tucked away between the coach station and the busy shopping streets of Broadmead, St James Priory is Bristol’s oldest building; a fragment of the city’s medieval ...

10 Years After the Riots, the Left Is Finally Taking on the Police State

10 years ago this week, over 15,000 people took to the streets in the most widespread civil unrest the country had seen in a generation. The ...

The Tories’ War on Refugees

On 19 August 2020 a young Sudanese man, Abdulfatah Hamdallah, drowned in the English Channel while attempting to paddle a dinghy across to Britain from France. ...

Criminalising Solidarity

On 19 August 2020 a young Sudanese man, Abdulfatah Hamdallah, drowned in the English Channel while attempting to paddle a dinghy across to Britain from France. ...

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 ...

Contesting Culture: the American Right Knows How to Fight a Culture War

The ‘special relationship’ between the US and the UK has always extended beyond formal politics into the realm of culture. The exchange of ideas back and ...

Falling in Love on a PATCO Picket Line

Where better to find the love of your life than on a picket line for the heartbreaking 1981 PATCO strike? Union members participate in Solidarity Day, ...

Pandemic evictions and the Police and Crime Bill leave travelling communities fearful of what comes next

As large-scale evictions of roadside camps and squats ramp up, and legislation criminalising trespass moves closer to becoming law, we talk to people in the firing ...

Big tech's duty of care

Lawyers and doctors have to act in their clients’ best interests. What if Facebook and Google had to do the same? Imagine that you have a ...

How Britain’s New Towns Built Back Better

Those hoping to radically reshape society post-pandemic might look to an unlikely source of inspiration: Stevenage, Hertfordshire – and indeed, all UK New Towns. August 2021 ...