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Kwasi Kwarteng’s budget is a declaration of war on poor people

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

On 6 September, Liz Truss assumed the office of prime minister after receiving support from 57.4% of Conservative Party members who voted in the leadership election. Those members consist of a mere 0.4% of the UK population. Now, Truss’s laughing chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng has unveiled a mini-budget which can only be described as an all-out […]

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Tory government plans are major threat to biodiversity

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

Nature-focused organisations have accused the Conservative government of launching “an attack on nature”. Their criticism centres around the government’s plans to both rip up and relax rules that safeguard the natural world. The UK is already one of the most nature-depleted countries in the entire world. Revelations on 24 September have further raised fears of […]

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Transphobia reaches new heights as trans charity Mermaids is targeted on social media

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

Monday 26 September has seen many outraged transphobes posting on social media, in uproar about the trans charity Mermaids. It seems that everyone who reads the right-wing press has something to say, including renowned TERF JK Rowling. Mermaids is an organisation providing vital support for transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse children and young people. But many […]

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UN rules Australia has violated islanders’ human rights

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

A group of people from the Torres Strait Islands won a massive victory on 23 September. The UN Human Rights Committee ruled on a complaint they made against the Australian government over climate harms. In a historic decision, the committee found that Australia has violated the islanders’ human rights with its inaction on the climate […]

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corporate media fails to report on explosive documentary

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED AT 8:50PM ON TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER TO REFLECT AL JAZEERA RELEASING THE FINAL EPISODE OF THE DOCUMENTARY. Al Jazeera‘s The Labour Files has caused anger and uproar in much of the left wing of UK politics. The three-part documentary claims to have “the largest leak of documents in British political history”. […]

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Currently, asylum support is just £5.84 per day

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

Asylum Support payments have dropped by 27% since 2022, according to figures published by the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford. The Migration Observatory calculated that payment levels had dropped in real terms, despite nominal increases during the period. Currently, asylum support is just £5.84 per day: New analysis shows value of asylum support […]

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We can’t combat Islamophobia without dismantling white supremacy

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

The recent Forde report found widespread Islamophobia, antisemitism, and anti-Blackness in the political sphere. Is anything going to be done about it? Probably not. It’s simply not politically expedient to meaningfully oppose racism. White supremacy makes racism an opportune tool for those who are looking to maintain the whiteness of the status quo. That’s why […]

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People striking in Alabama’s prisons have issued demands to mitigate the ‘humanitarian crisis’ inside

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

The aborted execution of Alan Miller in Alabama last week is the latest in a series of botched executions in the state. Meanwhile, Kastellio Vaughan is emaciated and incapacitated having returned to Alabama’s Elmore Correctional Facility immediately following major surgery. Since 26 September, people incarcerated in prisons state-wide have been on strike to protest the “humanitarian […]

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Denial and rebellion spread amongst backlash to disaster mini-budget

30 September 2022 / nemo / Canary News

On Friday 23 September, chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng revealed his new mini-budget for the UK. Some of the highlights include: The cancellation of the planned increase in corporation tax – it was set to rise from 19% to 25%. The scrapping of the 45% higher rate of income tax for everyone outside of Scotland. The removal […]

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