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On These Grounds: a shocking film about police brutality within US schools

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In On These Grounds, an expansive, insightful and infuriating documentary about police brutality in the public education system, former school resource officer Ben Fields makes his case. Fields, a hulking and defensiv...

Labor and climate groups haven’t always been natural allies. These advocates are changing that

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In the beginning of this summer, the US state of Connecticut passed legislation to guarantee prevailing wage and benefits are provided to workers on clean energy projects. The law was a product of labor unions and env...

‘These are the facts’: Black educators silenced from teaching America’s racist past

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History teacher Valanna White filed into the auditorium the first week of August for the customary back-to-school all-staff meeting at Walker Valley high school in Cleveland, Tennessee. What she heard shifted her outl...

‘You’ve never faced these choices’: Jen Psaki tells reporter on anti-abortion question – video

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The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, made an earnest retort to a journalist questioning Joe Biden's support for abortion. The US president condemned the supreme court decision not to consider a Texas law that i...

‘We can’t go back to normal’: The US had deep inequalities before Covid. These women are fighting to make the recovery equitable

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Dr Ana Caskin treats underserved populations in Washington DC, in parts of the city where life expectancy is 20 years lower than it is in places that are a 20-minute train ride away. The last thing she wants when the ...

Modern Love season two review – these second-rate romcoms won’t win your heart

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One day, Modern Love might find the one. Amazon’s anthology of standalone half-hour romantic dramas based on the New York Times column of real stories – not that it would change anything if it were fiction – feels lik...

‘Abolish these companies, get rid of them’: what would it take to break up big oil?

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Ayisha Siddiqa doesn’t want fossil fuel companies to determine her future anymore. The industry has promoted climate denial for longer than the 22-year-old has been alive. Rather than watch companies pad their profits...

‘Protect these animals’: calls grow for tougher Australian pet food standards after 21 dog deaths

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Pash and Pebbles went off their food on the last Sunday in June. The retired greyhounds had been on a fresh meat diet since their racing days – Pash, whose black coat has turned silver in his old age, prefers his meat...

‘We are going to lose these birds’: the quiet fight to save the golden-shouldered parrot

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In 1922, Cyril Jerrard captured the first and only photographs of the paradise parrot, the only Australian bird to be officially declared extinct since European colonisation. Jerrard was well aware he was looking at o...

How many years until we must act on climate? Zero, say these climate thinkers

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We have zero years before climate and ecological breakdown, because it’s already here. We have zero years left to procrastinate. The longer we wait to act, the worse the floods, fires, droughts, famines and heatwaves ...

The feeling around the national cabinet table these days is Gladys Berejiklian succumbed to hubris

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By all accounts, Gladys Berejiklian already knew her public pleading for more vaccine supply had fallen on barren ground before she gathered with Scott Morrison and the other premiers virtually for the latest national...

Can’t stand broccoli? These 10 delicious recipes will win anyone over

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I have two children: a three-year-old who hates broccoli and won’t eat it, and a six-year-old who tells me that broccoli is his favourite vegetable, but still won’t eat it. They should eat broccoli, because broccoli i...

Is the UK housing bubble about to burst? These are the best and worst scenarios

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UK house prices appear to have defied economic gravity over the past year. The lockdowns triggered by the pandemic led to a 10% fall in GDP, the largest fall in 300 years, since the Great Frost of 1709. Yet the latest...

Beyond These Walls review – Tennessee Williams cools down in Boston Spa

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Northern Broadsides has a history of putting a northern English stamp on the world canon, a tradition upheld by artistic director Laurie Sansom as he digs up four lesser-seen shorts by Tennessee Williams and relocates...

Future Cargo review – sci-fi show reflects these strange times back to us

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Shows that are distributed physically and not digitally remain something of a rarity these days, but Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg’s Future Cargo, performed inside a 40ft haulage truck that houses its set and te...

‘They were these creative forces’: the friendship between Truman and Tennessee

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It was the party of the century. Author Truman Capote hosted the Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel in New York in 1966. Playwright Tennessee Williams was invited but chose not to attend, reasoning: “People are n...

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