UK tax dodgers

Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion

Tax avoidance might be legal but it's time we seriously questioned its ethics shutterstock.com Nicholas Lord, University of Manchester Remember, remember, the 5th of November. Not, this time, for gunpowder, treason and plot. But for the news...
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Catalunya and beyond: what’s after the nation-state?

The Catalan crisis has had the undeniable merit of confirming that the traditional European nation state is no longer an adequate political form for our time. The nation state is a relatively recent and contingent...
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Future of Energy – People-Powered Energy Revolution?

A people-powered energy revolution—an era in which people can produce their own electricity—is possible, and could happen soon, according to a report released by the environmental group Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE). The report,...
basic income

Basic Income, Basic Issues

A perspective on the fast-expanding interest in a universal, unconditional basic income. Barcelona. Europe is an outsized indicator of the “shocking levels” of worldwide inequality. OXFAM’s September 2015 press release, “Increasing Inequality Plunging Millions More Europeans into...
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Public Relations and Propaganda

One of the UK’s biggest PR firms Bell Pottinger has been expelled from the leading industry trade organisation over its involvement in stoking up racial tensions in South Africa. An investigation by the Public Relations...
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Yemen Humanitarian Crisis

Human right groups have called for an urgent inquiry into the ongoing conflict situation in Yemen which has led to what has been called the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.  A joint NGO letter, signed...
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Sami People Scandinavia

Europe’s last indigenous people face further cultural disintegration as the mining industry continues to threaten their traditional way of life. The Samis of Northern Sweden depend on thousands of reindeer which they herd from highlands...
Israel Water Technology

Israel Water Technology

Israel, one of the world’s driest countries, is now overflowing with water. Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields and watch water...
violence against women italy

Monsters, jealousy and “sick love”

Although in Italy the mainstream media talks about violence against women as an emergency, too often the caution and care that should be applied to reporting on such a critical issue is lacking. For one,...
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The Power of Encouragement

‘Big data’ study finds that children from families with limited education have strongest long-term response to teacher encouragement, and are more likely to progress to university as a result. School children who receive words of...