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Inflation rate remains at 10.1% for the poorest people

1 October 2022 / nemo / Canary News

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said that inflation fell to 9.9% in August – down from 10.1% in July. But of course, this reduction only applies if you’re of a certain social class. Actually, the poorest people won’t see the same fall in inflation as the richest do. Inflation: down, allegedly On Wednesday […]

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Anti-monarchist arrests only bolster the argument for a republic

1 October 2022 / nemo / Canary News

Enforcing a particular view to support the power of the state is a bad look. And that kind of action often undermines the very thing it is meant to defend. Sadly, nobody told the British police. Though it’s worth asking if it would have made any difference. In the week following the Queen’s death, and […]

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LGBTQ+ charity Mermaids take LGB Alliance to court

1 October 2022 / nemo / Canary News

Today marks the sixth day of Mermaids’ appeal against the LGB Alliance’s charity status. For their part, Mermaids is a charity supporting transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse young people. LGB Alliance (LGBA), on the other hand, describes itself as standing for the “right to live as same-sex attracted people without discrimination or disadvantage.” However, it is […]

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This is what a ‘mourning period’ looks like for families bereaved by state violence

1 October 2022 / nemo / Canary News

On Monday 5 September, a Metropolitan Police officer shot and killed Chris Kaba in Streatham, south London. Following pressure from his bereaved family, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has launched a homicide investigation into Chris’ death. Thousands of protesters marched through Westminster in solidarity with Chris’ family on Saturday 10 September. While bystanders left flowers […]

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Far-right NGO pushes for demolitions of entire Palestinian villages

1 October 2022 / nemo / Canary News

Masafer Yatta is a collection of small villages in the South Hebron Hills under siege from Israeli forces. It’s home to Palestinian residents whose very existence is under threat. In the early 1980s, this area was designated a military ‘firing zone’. This makes residents vulnerable to stray bullets hitting them or their houses, as happened […]

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time for a proper conversation about republicanism

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

The queen was good at what she did; slick even. Her public faux pas were few, or not widely grasped enough to have wide impact. King Charles III has no such reputation. He’s already sacked his staff and made several brattish clangers on video. He helped make a hero of his late wife Diana through […]

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Namibian government is failing its dwindling population

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

The future for the desert lions living in northwest Namibia is “very, very bleak”, according to Izak Smit, chair of an organisation devoted to the lions’ survival. Numbers alone tell their story. Between 2016 and 2022, the population has plummeted by around two-thirds. Smit says there are now only 35-45 lions left. The Canary first reported […]

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