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Gary Stevenson, City trader turned campaigner: ‘I made money betting on a disaster’

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Gary Stevenson became a multimillionaire by “betting inequality was going to destroy our economy and make the poorest in society even poorer”. Growing up with his brother and sister in a cramped two-bed terrace backin...

Bruce Kent: tributes paid as peace campaigner dies aged 92

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Bruce Kent, the renowned political activist and retired Roman Catholic priest, has died aged 92 after a short illness, his family have announced. Tributes have been paid to the vice-president for the Campaign for Nucl...

Tanzila Khan: disability rights campaigner tells young women ‘the world is yours’

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Tanzila Khan does not like people feeling too sorry for themselves – or for her. “I don’t like sob stories or tragedies,” said Khan, who is a disability and women’s rights campaigner in Pakistan. “I’m not saying they ...

LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell refuses ‘national treasure’ jubilee offer

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Peter Tatchell has refused an invitation to be declared a “national treasure” at the Queen’s platinum jubilee because of the monarch’s “neglectful stance towards the LGBT+ community”. Tatchell, who has been campaignin...

‘It’s a media war’: the UK’s top anti-oil campaigner fights on aged 80

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George Whatley is probably Britain’s most successful anti-oil campaigner, but you won’t find him at Extinction Rebellion’s latest wave of protests or the Just Stop Oil campaign which has blocked fossil fuel infrastruc...

Campaigner urges Johnson to freeze assets of thousands of Russians in UK

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A London-based anti-Putin campaigner has called on Boris Johnson to freeze the assets of thousands of Russian citizens in the UK in a bid to root out those with ties to the Kremlin. Andrei Sidelnikov said he told the ...

‘I had this strong feeling that my face was disfigured’ – Kitty Wallace, the body dysmorphic sufferer turned campaigner

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Kitty Wallace remembers very clearly the first time she felt there was something horribly wrong with her face. She was eight years old, in her downstairs bathroom with a friend as they washed their hands before dinner...

Leading campaigner urges UK to target wealth of Kazakhstani elite

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One of the architects of the UK’s updated sanctions legislation has called for the government and crime agencies to target the wealth of the Kazakhstani elite following the deaths of at least 164 people during unrest....

Mexican environmental campaigner missing after attack on villagers

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A Mexican environmental campaigner has been declared missing barely a week after a savage attack on indigenous villagers displaced from the lands she was defending against illegal logging. Irma Galindo Barrios, a memb...

Malawian campaigner makes history as country’s first elected MP with albinism

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The first Malawian with albinism to become an elected MP took his seat in the new parliament on Monday, making history in the southern African country. It also marks a significant milestone in a continent where people...

‘Beacon of hope’: Holocaust survivor and peace campaigner Eddie Jaku dies at 101

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The self-declared “happiest man on earth”, Holocaust survivor and peace advocate Eddie Jaku, has died in Sydney aged 101. Jaku was a “beacon of light and hope”, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies said, a man who would b...

Abortion rights campaigner marks anniversary of RBG death with battle cry

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Marking the first anniversary of the death of the US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Cecile Richards warned that after nearly 50 years, Republicans are on the brink of ending the right to abortion. “We must...

Disabled Afghans in special jeopardy, warns exiled campaigner

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World leaders must act to protect disabled Afghans who are in immediate danger under Taliban rule, a prominent blind human rights activist has urged after being evacuated to the UK. Benafsha Yaqoobi, a commissioner at...

Scottish court drops extradition case of Catalan independence campaigner

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An extradition case against a Catalan academic and independence campaigner, Clara Ponsatí, has been dropped by a Scottish court after she moved to Belgium. A sheriff in Edinburgh halted an extradition request from the...

Mike Gravel, former Alaska senator and anti-war campaigner, dies aged 91

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Mike Gravel, a former US senator from Alaska who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record and confronted Barack Obama about nuclear weapons during a later presidential run, has died. He was 91. Gravel, ...

Plaque honouring Windrush campaigner unveiled at Enoch Powell office

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A memorial plaque honouring campaigner Paulette Wilson has been unveiled on the Wolverhampton building that used to house Enoch Powell’s constituency office, as part of a commemoration ceremony to mark Windrush Day. W...

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