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On Human Rights Day, migrant rights activists have been convicted under anti-terror legislation. Lydia Noon reports from Chelmsford Crown Court.

What does Tumblr's decision mean for those who rely on the site as one of the only sexually permissible online spaces? Jillian York asks.

The Chinese waste ban is giving the global recycling industry an enormous headache. ... Beijing has last year banned the imports of 24 varieties of solid waste, including types of plastic and unsorted paper.

Adam Liebman explains why we need a less rosy notion of what actually happens to our recycling.

As climate talks kick off in Poland, five campaigners give their take on the UK’s newest direct-action network.

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October 2018, Issue 516

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