Drastic shift in UK public’s attitude towards climate change

Nearly half of British adults are “very concerned” about climate change, according to the latest government data. Extinction Rebellion activist, Suzanne Savage, says that “global events have shown that we are facing an increasingly dire emergency” and that people are starting to wake up. What the data shows In 2012 “very concerned” was the least…

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How many F-35s has your government bought?

F-35 costs The F-35 Lightning II is the most expensive military technology in history with a projected life time cost of $1.5tn. Built by Lockheed Martin the F-35 was designed as a “joint strike fighter”, meaning that it would be able fill a large array of roles previously assigned to various different aircraft. The individual…

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Myanmar internet shutdowns are still affecting reporting almost a year on from the coup

Internet shutdowns have been used from the first day of the coup to stop the spread of information and to make it harder for people to fight back. For the residents of Myanmar’s large cities, accustomed to round the clock connection, “it’s been a total disaster.” Said Shunn Lei, a women’s labour activist from Yangon,…

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Facebook labels organisations that have broken US sanctions as Terrorists

Facebook Dangerous Individuals and Organisations list Facebook users are at risk of being banned for speaking positively about seemingly innocuous organisations that have been labelled as terrorists in the recently revealed “snap shot” of the “Dangerous Individuals and Organisations” (DIO) list. Hidden on the list, released by The Intercept, among groups like al-Qa’ida and ISIS…

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