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The Forgotten Asylum Seekers of Calais and Dunkirk

Emilie McDonnell 15th August 2018

Since the closure of the ‘Jungle’ in October 2016, the asylum seekers and refugees that remain in Calais, Dunkirk and other areas along the Northern French coast in desperate and inhumane conditions appear to have been forgotten, no longer attracting our attention. In June 2018, I volunteered in Calais and Dunkirk with Oxfordshire Refugee Solidarity […]

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Argentine Senate Rejects Bill on Abortion: The Way Forward

Sergio Giuliano 14th August 2018

The Argentine Senate has recently rejected, by a 7-vote margin, a Bill passed by the Chamber of Deputies on the voluntary interruption of pregnancy. The Bill was heavily debated both in Congress and Argentine society. The public hearings of the joint committee meetings of the Chamber of Deputies received 724 speakers in roughly 118 hours […]

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July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day

Mari Margil 13th August 2018

In the United States, the Fourth of July is celebrated as Independence Day. Someday history books may celebrate the Fourth of July 2018 as a new “independence day” – not for a new nation, but for a new kingdom. On that day, the High Court of Uttarakhand at Naintal, in northern India, issued a decision […]

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Legal Actions Against Mountain Valley Pipeline Underscore Grassroots Activism’s Importance

Nicholas Stump 9th August 2018

The Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) is a 303-mile U.S. interstate project currently under construction that would transport fracked natural gas from northern West Virginia through southwest Virginia. The MVP is highly controversial due to its immediate Appalachian environmental and human community impacts, in addition to its exacerbation of climate change. Numerous legal actions have therefore […]

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