Is this what democracy looks like?

The following article by Jonathon Shafi, of the Conter editorial board, was first posted on the Substack  blog. It outlines the SNP leaders’ accommodation to landowners in Scotland, and the Scottish Green leaders’ accommodation to the SNP, when it comes to renewable energy.  IS THIS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE? The latest in the great Scottish sell…

Elaine Murray – a remarkable woman

Elaine Murray was a remarkable woman. Being an active trade unionist and political campaigners were just two aspects of her full and rounded life. Many people – family, partners, friends, sisters, brothers and  and  comrades – attended her commemoration meeting. This was held on Thursday, December 1st in the Kings Manor Hotel in Edinburgh. This commemoration…

How private investors mortgaged UK’s utilities – and why we’re paying the price

 As British beaches are closed and workers’ wages plummet, the overseas owners of UK firms are banking billions.The following article, written by Adam Ramsay,  was first posted by opendemocracy. It examines the role of private corporations in creating the current crisis.  HOW PRIVATE INVESTORS MORTGAGED UK’S UTILITIES – AND WHY WE’RE PAYING THE PRICE There’s…

The promised land

The following article written by Mike Small and first appeared in bella caledonia. It examines the current political situation in the UK in the ‘light’ of the  the Tory leadership contest. THE PROMISED LAND The Conservative Party’s long overdue collision with reality is getting ever nearer. As Liz Truss ascends to the throne the country…

Burma/Myanmar: urgent appeal for donations

This financial appeal for the victims of the Burma/Myanmar army’s  brutal clampdown on democracy was first posted  by Global Women’s Strike.  BURMA/MYANMAR: URGENT APPEAL FOR DONATIONS  We are distraught and outraged to hear about the executions of four political prisoners in Myanmar. Their murders add to the over 5,800 women, children and men killed since…

Canada is trying to send indigenous water protestors to prison

The following article by Sam Carliner, first posted by Left Voice (USA),  highlight’s the repressive tile of the ‘liberal’ Canadian government in suppressing indigenous land defenders in British Colombia.  CANADA IS REYING TO SEND INDIGENOUS WATER PROTESTORS TO PRISON On Jan 7, 2019, Indigenous land defenders and protesters squared off with heavily armed RCMP at…

Environmental degradation and sustainable development – EL&SD coverage

Below is a list of the articles with links from EL&SD and its predecessor E&L covering the issueas of environmental degradation and sustainable development   ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – EL&SD COVERAGE 2022 Is this what democracy looks like? – Jonathan Shafi, Substack Edinburgh marches against Cop27 – Stephen Topple, The Canary As the…

As the climate crisis hits home, our governments are pouring fuel in the fire. Let’s stop them

This article from Climate Camp Scotland on the forthcoming Climate Camp in Aberdeen from July 26th to August 1sr was was first posted by bella caledonia.   AS THE CLIMATE CRISIS HITS HOME, OUR GOVERNMENTS ARE POURING FUEL ON THE FIRE. LET’S STOP THEM. Britain is baking. England and Wales, for the first time, face the…

Ecuador’s indigenous people are fighting neoliberal austerity in the streets

The following article on the mass protests of indigenous people in  in Ecuador, written by Margarita Valencia was first posted by Left Voice (USA).  ECUADOR’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING NEO-LIBERAL AUSTERITY IN THE STREETS Last week, Ecuador’s indigenous movement, mainly from CONAIE (Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador), called for massive protests against a fuel…