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Port of Dover blocked by Insulate Britain activists

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Più di 40 climate protesters have blocked roads around the UK’s busiest port as part of a campaign to tackle fuel poverty and reduce climate emissions. Campaigners from the group Insulate Britain blocked the A20 ar...

Environmental activists target M25 for fourth time in a week

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Twenty-nine environmental protesters have been arrested for stopping traffic on London’s M25 motorway for a fourth time, as Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, called on police to move more quickly to clear blockad...

In at the deep end: the activists plunging into the wild swimming campaign

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One Saturday morning in April this year a group of swimmers assembled on the bank of Kinder Reservoir in Derbyshire and slipped into the icy pond. Signs reading “Danger Deep Water” and “Keep Out” surround the reservoi...

The German activists starving themselves to make politicians face the climate crisis

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In a cluster of tents close to the Reichstag building in Berlin are a group of activists who have said they are prepared to starve themselves to death to highlight the lack of ambition among Germany’s main political p...

Motorway blockades and green new deal crusaders: the UK’s new climate activists

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A new wave of climate activism, during which motorways have been blocked and politicians confronted by young people, is attempting to put pressure on the UK government before the UN Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow...

With many climate activists unable to access vaccines, should Cop26 go ahead?

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As a Kenyan from a farming community that has experienced the ravages of the climate crisis, no one is keener to see a successful climate summit held in Glasgow than me. But this year, due to restrictions placed by th...

New Thames tunnel will make London pollution worse, warn climate activists

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Burrowing deep under the Thames, Silvertown tunnel is scheduled as the first new road link across the capital’s river for 30 anni. Ma, the four-lane highway, due to be completed in 2025, is about to become the focus...

Mexico activists celebrate abortion ruling as a sign of culture change

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Activists in Mexico have hailed a supreme court decision to decriminalize abortion, saying it would stop the legal prosecution of women who terminate their pregnancies – and those reported to the authorities after suf...

‘People try to stop us speaking up’: Angelina Jolie’s lessons from young activists

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Angelina Jolie How do you feel the older generation are handling things? Christina Adane, 17, a British anti-poverty campaigner, originally from Ethiopia If you’d asked me a year ago, I’d have said they had failed us ...

‘They sacrificed their freedom’: remembering incarcerated black activists

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When artists choose to deal with the black liberation movement, it’s most often the legacy: the freedoms, the historical posters, the imagery. But it’s the present, as the artist and activist Sophia Dawson tells the G...

Hong Kong democracy activists jailed for illegal assembly in 2019 protests

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Seven Hong Kong democracy activists were sentenced to up to 16 months in jail for their role in an unauthorised assembly at the height of anti-government protests in 2019. They had pleaded guilty to charges, including...

Vegan activists block dairy distribution centre in Buckinghamshire

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Vegan environmental activists have blockaded a dairy distribution centre in Buckinghamshire, which they say handles one-tenth of the milk supply in the UK, while a dozen other activists have sought to occupy the headq...

Phones of nine Bahraini activists found to have been hacked with NSO spyware

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The mobile phones of nine Bahraini activists, including two who were granted asylum protection and are now living in London, were hacked between June 2020 and February 2021 using NSO Group spyware, according to new fi...

London mayor’s office denies feminist activist’s claims over sacking

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The mayor of London’s office has denied claims that a prominent campaigner on violence against women was sacked after raising concerns about transgender women using domestic abuse refuges. Joan Smith, who has campaign...

Multibillion-dollar Louisiana plastics plant put on pause in a win for activists

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The US government has placed further delays on a proposed multibillion dollar plastics plant in south Louisiana, marking a major victory for environmental activists and members of the majority Black community who have...

‘You follow the government’s agenda’: China’s climate activists walk a tightrope

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In the wake of the IPCC’s alarming warning last week that human induced climate change is affecting every corner of the planet, China’s environmental activists were left wondering what they could do to push their gove...

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