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It’s shocking to see so many leftwingers lured to the far right by conspiracy theories

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It’s an uncomfortable thing to admit, but in the countercultural movements where my sympathies lie, people are dropping like flies. Every few days I hear of another acquaintance who has become seriously ill with Covid...

England’s right-to-build laws are tokenistic and feeble – just ask the people of Totnes

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Among the most important democratic questions is how the land surrounding us is used. Is it providing homes we can afford, public services and green spaces, or is it being used by a few to impose damaging schemes on t...

Earth’s tipping points could be closer than we think. Our current plans won’t work

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If there’s one thing we know about climate breakdown, it’s that it will not be linear, smooth or gradual. Just as one continental plate might push beneath another in sudden fits and starts, causing periodic earthquake...

George Russell confirmed as Hamilton’s new F1 teammate at Mercedes

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George Russell has been confirmed as Lewis Hamilton’s new teammate at Mercedes. The much-anticipated announcement comes after Valtteri Bottas sealed a move to Alfa Romeo for 2022. Englishman Russell, 23, earns the mov...

We can’t build our way out of the environmental crisis

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Dig for victory: hierdie, repurposed from the second world war, could be the slogan of our times. All over the world, governments are using the pandemic and the environmental crisis to justify a new splurge of infrastruc...

TV vanaand: what President George W Bush really did on 9/11

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Where Monday night’s Surviving 9/11 told the story of some of the civilians who found themselves in the midst of the September 2001 terrorist attacks, this documentary analyses 12 hours in the US presidency as the new...

Who’s to blame for the Afghanistan chaos? Remember the war’s cheerleaders

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Everyone is to blame for the catastrophe in Afghanistan, except the people who started it. Yes, Joe Biden screwed up by rushing out so chaotically. Yes, Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab failed to make adequate and timel...

Police officer keeps job after sharing offensive George Floyd meme

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A police officer who sent an offensive meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd to a WhatsApp group of colleagues has avoided losing his job. Sgt Geraint Jones received a final written warning by a police disciplinar...

Why is life on Earth still taking second place to fossil fuel companies?

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The human tragedy is that there is no connection between what we know and what we do. Almost everyone is now at least vaguely aware that we face the greatest catastrophe our species has ever confronted. Yet scarcely a...

George Eustice defends decision to cull alpaca Geronimo as ‘arduous but necessary’

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Environment secretary George Eustice said it is an “arduous but necessary endeavour” to cull animals that test positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), as he defended the decision to put down Geronimo the alpaca. Helen...

Pegasus spyware is just the latest tool autocrats are using to stay in power

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Democracy depends on an equality of arms. If governments acquire political weapons unavailable to their opponents, they become harder to dislodge. They now possess so many that I begin to wonder how an efficient autoc...

Scott Morrison defends George Christensen’s anti-lockdown activism but labels Sydney rally-goers ‘selfish’

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Scott Morrison has sought to defend government MP George Christensen for anti-lockdown activism in Queensland, stating Australians have “free speech” and can attend rallies where public health orders allow, while cond...

Adayar is relentless in following up Derby with King George victory

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Adayar, the Derby winner, cruised, quickened and then stayed on strongly through the final two furlongs to become the first winner of the Epsom Classic to follow up in the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes s...

Defaced George Floyd statue moves to Manhattan – after toothbrush cleaning

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A statue of George Floyd that was defaced in Brooklyn has been cleaned – painstakingly, with toothbrushes – and is headed for display in Union Square in Manhattan. Floyd, 46, was murdered by a police officer in Minne...

Britain’s rivers are suffocating to death

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There’s more below the surface than we thought – something even worse than the water companies’ disgusting habit of filling our rivers with raw sewage. After a deep dive into the data, the team that made Rivercide las...

George Curtis, Coventry defender and FA Cup-winning coach, sterf bejaardes 82

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Coventry are mourning one of the men who helped mastermind their 1987 FA Cup triumph after the death of George Curtis at the age of 82. Nicknamed “Iron Man” in his playing days, Curtis made 543 appearances for Coventr...

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