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Guardian and Observer climate justice appeal stays open as £1m target nears

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The Guardian and Observer climate justice appeal is to remain open for another few days after raising just short of £1m for charities supporting communities severely affected by climate-induced extreme weather events....

I’m one of the Colston Four. Our victory took the nation closer to racial justice

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On 7 June 2020, I was part of a group of protesters who pulled down a statue of the slave trader Edward Colston and threw it into the Bristol harbour. I have never felt and will never feel that what we did was wrong, ...

Seattle police faked radio chatter about Proud Boys during 2020 racial justice protests – watchdog

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Seattle police exchanged detailed fake radio transmissions about a nonexistent group of menacing right-wing extremists at a crucial moment during the 2020 racial justice protests, an investigation by the city’s police...

Desmond Tutu’s devotion to the planet and to justice for all

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Your informative obituary of Archbishop Desmond Tutu (26 December) missed an important dimension – his warnings on the need to save the planet. In March 2004, he delivered a lecture entitled God’s Word and World Polit...

Guardian and Observer climate justice charity appeal raises £500,000

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An incredible £500,000 has been raised for climate justice good causes by generous Guardian and Observer readers, in the space of just over a fortnight since the launch of the 2021 charity appeal. Nearly 6,000 people ...

Guardian and Observer charity appeal 2021: support the fight for climate justice

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Climate justice is the theme of the Guardian and Observer’s 2021 charity appeal. We are supporting four charities that fight to protect the rights and livelihoods of communities hit by extreme weather events caused by...

Justice prevailed in the trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers. In America, that’s a shock

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It’s shocking that Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan were found guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia. Yet the shock doesn’t stem out of any miscarriage of justice. On the contra...

Justice on the Brink review: how the religious right took the supreme court

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Linda Greenhouse’s byline became synonymous with the supreme court during the 30 years she covered it for the New York Times. She excelled at unraveling complex legal riddles for the average reader. She also had treme...

Every part of justice system fails mentally ill people, inspectors find

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Thousands of mentally ill people are in prison after being failed by every part of the criminal justice system, a comprehensive multi-inspectorate report has found. Six regulatory bodies have concluded that people wit...

The Guardian view on vaccine justice: what the world needs now

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AstraZeneca’s halo has slipped. When it partnered with Oxford University, it promised to sell Covid vaccines at cost while the pandemic lasted; now it is signing its first for-profit deals, saying it believes that the...

Ahmaud Arbery: trial of accused murderers is test for racial justice ‘in the heart of white supremacy’

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Beneath the Spanish moss that swayed from an oak tree, Diane Arbery Jackson took a seat in the morning shade as the three white men accused of murdering her nephew sat in the courtroom a few feet away. For the past tw...

US justice department suing to block Penguin purchase of Simon & Schuster

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The US justice department is suing to block a $2.2bn book publishing deal that would have reshaped the industry, saying consolidation would hurt authors and, ultimately, readers. The German media giant Bertelsmann’s P...

‘The lights went out and the shooting started’: #EndSars protesters find no justice one year on

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In October last year, thousands of mainly young Nigerians took to the streets to protest against police abuses, particularly among the now-disbanded brutal special anti-robbery squad (Sars) police unit. – Yet the sev...

‘School-to-prison pipeline’: youth justice services failing black boys

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The government has been urged to act over the “school to prison pipeline” after a report found black and mixed heritage boys in England received poor support from youth offending services. HM Inspectorate of Probation...

The great betrayal: how the Hillsborough families were failed by the justice system

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On a grey morning in May this year, the English legal system’s epic failure to secure justice for the families devastated by the Hillsborough disaster finally ground to its dismal conclusion. Ninety-seven people were ...

Labour urges Dominic Raab to tackle justice system ‘chaos’

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The shadow justice secretary, David Lammy, has urged Dominic Raab to tackle the “chaos” in the justice system before unpicking human rights law, after Raab said he wanted to curb the power of the European court of hum...

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