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Survey finds that 43% of young women in London were sexually harrassed in public last year

By Alexandra Topping / The Guardian Sexual harassment is a persistent and dangerous problem on Britain’s streets, women’s charities have warned, as a poll reveals that more than four in 10 young women were sexually harassed in the capital over the last year. A YouGov survey of 1,047 Londoners commissioned by End Violence Against Women … Continue reading Survey finds that 43% of young women in London were sexually harrassed in public last year

Study finds that air pollution is killing 13,000 people a year in the UK

By John Vidal / The Guardian Air pollution is prematurely killing 13,000 people a year in Britain compared with fewer than 2,000 deaths a year from road accidents, a major study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has concluded. Of these, cars and lorries are thought to be responsible for 7,000 deaths, aviation almost 2,000, … Continue reading Study finds that air pollution is killing 13,000 people a year in the UK

Activists organizing coalition against fracking in the UK

By Fiona Harvey / The Guardian The biggest meeting on the issue of fracking for shale gas to be held in the UK will take place in Manchester on Saturday in an attempt to set up a broad nationwide coalition to stop the controversial practice. Protest groups have been set up in areas currently affected … Continue reading Activists organizing coalition against fracking in the UK

Activists occupying planned nuclear site in the UK

By John Vidal, The Guardian Environmental activists have occupied the site of what is planned to be Britain’s first new nuclear power station since 1995, and on Friday accused EDF of “ignoring democracy” and starting work on the £10bn project without permission to build the station. Eight people have occupied the semi-derelict Langborough farmhouse on … Continue reading Activists occupying planned nuclear site in the UK

Women Take Legal Action Against UK Police Chiefs Over Emotional Abuse

“Working Together to Traumatize London” would be more appropriate A standard tactic undercover cops use to get close to radical movements is through intimate relationships. A quote from the women bringing this case: “We believe our case highlights institutionalised sexism within the police. It is incredible that if the police want to search someone’s house … Continue reading Women Take Legal Action Against UK Police Chiefs Over Emotional Abuse