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A day for Osanloo

The bus drivers of Tehran are one of the medal winners in New Internationalist's Human Rights Olympics.The medals have been awarded to inspirational groups around the worldwho are struggling for human rights in their fullest sense. In theonline magazine you can find a brief background to their extraordinary three-year struggle to set up an independent trade union.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Spaniel vision

Early this morning I cycled into the nearby town to buy the dailynewspaper. The place might well be described as unpretentious; an oldchurch, the remnants of a village, a railway station, surrounded byfeatureless 20th century suburban sprawl. But is has a Town Council, aleisure centre (including a swimming pool, where the showers, I’m told,can come in quite handy) and, on the signs around its ill-definedperimeter, the words: ‘A Fairtrade Town’.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Why I joined the Green Party

David Ransom has found something worth doing in Britain's general election on 6 May.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rave

The party’s over. I thought, for a moment just before the sun set, thatan invasion was indeed underway. Whooping young men plunged into theriver from the vagrant boat on the opposite bank.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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No riff-raff here!

How to go slow between Bristol and the River Thames.…

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Ship of Fools

Blessed chaos looms at last.…

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Climate Disobedience

With governments doing so little about climate change, civil disobedience, such as that taken by the Drax 29, may be our only hope.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Praying for rain

Minor drama strikes large barge.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Passing the time of day

Stuck fast and imprisoned on a barge, with the world's most useless qualification - a stone's throw from Aldermaston nuclear weapons establishment.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Inner city orchard

In this part of the world Burnham is not a wood that moves, as inShakespeare's Scottish Play, but Burham-on-Sea, a charming littleresort on the coast nearby. Even so, Transition City Bristol reversed the usual flow last Saturday and brought trees to the city. If you looked very closely you could even see them moving.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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