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Forget net zero – let’s have a ‘fossil freedom day’

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The important thing about any agenda isn’t so much what’s on it, but what is missing. And so it is with the 21st UN climate change conference (Cop26), in Glasgow. There are some crucial issues up for discussion and ne...

‘Freedom’: exhibition celebrates Barcelona’s 1970s counterculture

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When Spain’s repressive dictatorship finally came to a close with the death of Francisco Franco in 1975, the counterculture that had been bubbling away for years elsewhere in Europe arrived with a bang. “After years o...

In Rodrigo Duterte’s war on press freedom, Maria Ressa stands up for the truth

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For the first time, a Filipino person, Maria Ressa, has been awarded the Nobel peace prize – “a win for Filipinos, for journalists, and for the global fight to uphold press freedom,” as her colleague Lian Buan puts it...

Australia Covid live news update: NSW faces bumpy road to freedom; Melbourne protest police test positive

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Doctors, teachers and business air concerns before NSW restrictions eased; frontline Melbourne police infected at recent protests. Follow all the day’s news live

Gavin Newsom vows to make California a ‘reproductive freedom state’

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The California governor signed two laws that aim to protect the privacy of abortion providers and their patients, declaring the state to be a “reproductive freedom state” and drawing a sharp contrast with Texas and it...

Internet freedom on the decline in US and globally, study finds

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Online freedom is continuing to decline globally, according to a new study, with governments increasingly cracking down on user speech and misinformation on the rise. The report from Freedom House, a Washington DC-bas...

‘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...

Derek Bromley to make one last bid for freedom after nearly 40 years in jail for murder

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A man who has spent almost 40 years in prison in South Australia for a murder he says he did not commit will soon make a final bid for freedom. Derek Bromley was jailed for life for the murder of Stephen Docoza, whose...

How to give your kids more freedom: seven days in the life of a nine-year-old exploring independence

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When Daddy told me I was going to be getting a cool new Neo smartwatch and showed me some pictures of what it would look like I was really, really excited. It looked like the sort of watch a spy or secret agent wears....

‘Rawness, freedom, experimentation’: the Brit jazz boom of the 60s and 70s

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It was in the dusty depths of Birmingham record library in 2000 that Shabaka Hutchings first discovered the wonders of 70s British jazz. “I was 16 and I’d just moved back to England from Barbados,” explains the Sons o...

Texas anti-vaxxers’ calls for personal freedom dismiss my nearly fatal bout with Covid

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I was stunned by the comment as I walked into a recent press conference to warn our south Texas community that, after all we’ve been through for the past 18 months, we need to remain vigilant as new variants of Covid-...

The vanishing: peril haunts the Canaries migrant freedom route

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At 6.30am on Friday 28 May, three fishermen at work four miles off the southern coast of Tobago spotted a large white boat adrift on the dawn waters of the Caribbean. As they drew closer, the trio saw the boat’s shape...

Covid live: new China cases surge; Wales first minister dismisses ‘Freedom Day’ talk after move to alert level 0

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China records highest daily Delta count; Wales sees biggest easing of coronavirus measures since the pandemic began

For people with learning disabilities, ‘freedom day’ was nothing of the kind

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“Freedom day” was a fallacy for people with learning disabilities and their families. While much of England eagerly anticipated Monday’s lifting of restrictions, there was little advance thought as to how learning dis...

Freedom means nothing when Covid cases are soaring

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What just happened? After a year of caution, life was opening up. I’ve eaten in a restaurant – beautifully clean and with spaced-out tables. I’ve stayed in a hotel – with a one-way system, mask-wearing staff and table...

‘It’s unreal’: London clubbers see in ‘freedom day’ at Fabric reopening

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As Sunday night turned into Monday morning, the London nightclub Fabric threw open its doors for a night of clubbing unlike any seen at the venue since March 2020. Billed as “an immersive world of artistry, expressive...

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