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School climate strikes expected to be largest yet – live coverage

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Students around the world are walking out of lessons to demand politicians take urgent action on climate changeAre you taking part? Share your photos, videos and experiences 12.32pm BST Germany is expected to see more strike events today than any other country, with 218 listed on the Fridays For Future site. Young protesters have already been out on the streets this morning in large and small cities.Recent polls have shown climate change passing immigration as the most important issue for Germans ahead of the European elections currently taking place.#FridaysForFuture Hamburg. Es wird voll pic.twitter.com/R8bZYBiEVlDer Rathausplatz in #Kiel ist wieder voll. #FridaysForFuture pic.twitter.com/S4TvT3pjRCJetzt geht’s los: #FridaysForFuture in #Freiburg! pic.twitter.com/rvuOMO9SPc 11.56am BST There is activity all over the UK, from Leeds to London and Bristol.Huge turnout in #Leeds for #[email protected]_News @BBCNews @BBCLookNorth pic.twitter.com/[email protected] @BristolLive #SchoolStrike4Climate @sloumarsh @itsalanevans Youth strikers say ’No airport expansion in Bristol’! Our Mayor Marvin needs to stop these extra 23,000 extra flights a year. Makes a mockery of declaring a Climate Emergency… pic.twitter.com/WaSBxP8Nsf#SchoolStrike4Climate #FridaysForFuture Oxford pic.twitter.com/5O9V9UoR6QParliament Square – our children are speaking “Climate change has got to go” ⛔️ #Fridaysforfuture #Youthstrike4climate #SchoolStrike4Climate pic.twitter.com/TPSyQXE7ZZ Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2019/may/24/school-climate-strikes-expected-to-be-largest-yet-live-coverage-greta-thunberg

Author : Sarah Marsh (now) and Alan Evans (earlier)

Publish date : 2019-05-24 11:32:08

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Retirement should not mean hardship – but many older Americans live in poverty

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As inequality has grown, American seniors have been exposed to financial distress in ways that often go unnoticedVivian Majors spent her life cleaning houses while her husband, Martin, worked as a carpenter. Their bodies broke down in their 60s. She is now 71, living on her own and struggling to pay her bills. He is in a nursing home and has Parkinson’s disease. She survives on a $960 monthly social security check and $50 in food stamps. Hardened by years of physically taxing work that left her hovering around the poverty line, Majors, now retired, is girding herself for more years of financial hardship. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/24/elder-poverty-america-hardship-retirement-economics

Author : Katherine Newman

Publish date : 2019-05-24 10:00:08

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Trudeau exonerates Cree leader 130 years after wrongful conviction

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The revered Chief Poundmaker tried to negotiate with Canadian officials when he was falsely accused of treasonThe Canadian government has formally exonerated a prominent Cree leader, the revered Chief Poundmaker— known to his people as Pîhtokahanapiwiyin— nearly 130 years after the Cree leader was falsely accused and convicted on treason charges.In an emotional ceremony at Poundmaker Cree Nation in the province of Saskatchewan on Thursday, Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau absolved the chief of any crime. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/24/trudeau-exonerates-cree-leader-130-years-after-wrongful-conviction

Author : Leyland Cecco in Toronto

Publish date : 2019-05-24 08:39:24

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ACTU launches review of $25m election campaign after Labor defeat

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Former Queensland Labor MP Evan Moorehead to head review amid questions over union body’s roleThe Australian Council of Trade Unions has appointed a former Queensland state Labor MP, Evan Moorehead, to review its election tactics and advertising campaign, which cost an estimated $25m.The union movement’s campaign has come under fire since Labor’s disastrous election performance, with some questioning whether the union body ought to be the campaigning arm for federal Labor. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/24/actu-launches-review-of-25m-election-campaign-after-labor-defeat

Author : Lisa Martin

Publish date : 2019-05-24 07:13:20

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Accused Chilean kidnapper for Pinochet regime denies knowing victims

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Adriana Riva, in custody in Sydney following an extradition request from Chile, has applied for bailA Sydney woman wanted in Chile over the alleged kidnapping of seven people during the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet denies having known or ever seen them.Adriana Rivas, 66, was arrested by NSW police in February and remains in custody following a request from Chile for her extradition. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/24/accused-chilean-kidnapper-for-pinochet-regime-denies-knowing-victims

Author : Australian Associated Press

Publish date : 2019-05-24 05:52:01

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The Kimberley is now 93.5% native title – but Indigenous victory is bittersweet

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This week an area bigger than Belgium was recognised as native title, but the long claims process has taken its tollAbout 93.5% of the Kimberley is now recognised as native title lands following three federal court determinations this week, but traditional owners say the claim process has taken a big toll.It’s the first time multiple determinations have been made on-country within a three-day period in the region, recognising more than 34,000 square kilometres of country as native title – an area bigger than Belgium. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/24/the-kimberley-is-now-935-native-title-but-indigenous-victory-is-bittersweet

Author : Lorena Allam

Publish date : 2019-05-24 04:07:17

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Brendan Nelson was warned of ‘potential conflict’ of paid role with Thales

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Documents show War Memorial head told by minister to tread carefully over his role with the arms firmThe veterans affairs minister warned the Australian War Memorial head, Brendan Nelson, he would need to tread carefully to avoid “potential conflict” and “adverse comment” after he took a paid role with a multinational arms manufacturer.The close relationship between the war memorial and companies that profit from war has been criticised in recent years by peace activists and a former AWM director, Brendon Kelson, who says it amounts to an “institutional loss of moral compass”. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/24/brendan-nelson-was-warned-of-potential-conflict-of-paid-role-with-thales

Author : Christopher Knaus

Publish date : 2019-05-24 02:42:49

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Trump to intelligence: ‘fully cooperate’ with inquiry into Mueller report origins

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President steps up effort to ‘investigate the investigators’ amid growing Democratic calls for impeachmentDonald Trump is directing the US intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with attorney general William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year inquiry into whether Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia.The move marks an escalation in Trump’s efforts to “investigate the investigators”, as he continues to try to undermine the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry amid mounting Democratic calls to bring impeachment proceedings. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/23/trump-barr-mueller-report-investigation

Author : Associated Press

Publish date : 2019-05-24 01:19:04

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Man acquitted of Russell Street bombing charged with raping teenagers in 1980s

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Peter Michael Komiazyk remanded in custody as bomber Craig Minogue charged with same 38 offencesA man acquitted of charges relating to Melbourne’s deadly Russell Street bombing has spent a night in custody after being accused of the abductions and rapes of two teenagers more than 30 years ago.Peter Michael Komiazyk, 61, also known as Peter Reed, faced Melbourne magistrates court on Thursday night and was remanded to appear again on Friday. He has been charged with 38 counts of abduction by force and aggravated rape relating to two separate attacks on the 19- and 18-year-olds in the 1980s. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/24/man-acquitted-of-russell-street-bombing-charged-with-raping-teenagers-in-1980s

Author : Australian Associated Press

Publish date : 2019-05-23 23:50:23

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New US charges against Julian Assange could spell decades behind bars

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WikiLeaks founder charged in 18-count DoJ indictmentAssange ‘risked serious harm to US national security’Julian Assange could face decades in a US prison after being charged with violating the Espionage Act by publishing classified information through WikiLeaks. Related: Julian Assange: US charges WikiLeaks founder with violating Espionage Act – live Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/may/23/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-with-violating-the-espionage-act-in-18-count-indictment

Author : Jon Swaine in New York

Publish date : 2019-05-23 21:43:53

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