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Upstart Scotland – Early Learning and Childcare Project

The success of Finland’s education system is well known. At the turn of the century it emerged as a global leader in education. PISA tests revealed Finnish pupils produced some of the world’s highest scores in maths, science and reading, to this day the country’s performance remains the highest ranked in Europe. The success came […]

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Project Mejkangati: and how an indigenous group in the Amazon is fighting to protect bees

Since the beginning of the year, the Brazilian government has granted the registration of 382 pesticides in addition to all harms to the health of humans and the environment, is killing millions of bees in Brazil. Fipronil-based products used mainly for planting soy are particularly dangerous to bees, and soybeans illegally occupy over 50,000 hectares […]

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A Spoonful of Blood

A Spoonful of Blood I don’t want to repeat the bile spewed from the mouth of the rogue PM, following his unrepentant return to Parliament after the unlawful proroguing. We all heard it. It’s not the first time we’ve heard it, and it seems that every utterance from the pick of Westminster’s most depraved and […]

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Brazil – “Tinder of Books”, How Donating a Book Can Be an Anti-Racist Action

Pic:  Winnie Bueno – Founder of  “Tinder dos Livros”   In Brazil, the presence of black people in higher education has made some recent advances with the introduction of affirmative actions and other social programs, but in academia the racial portrait is one of greater inequality. According to a survey on the Socioeconomic and Cultural […]

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Who are the “Working Class” today?

The subject of Social Class is an area where angels fear to tread, but in these times of deep fragmentation of the UK political Left, it is time to look at what the “Working Class” means to Socialists in the 21st Century. As I write, and the news about PM Boris Johnson’s planned prorogation of […]