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Lives are ruined by shame and stigma. LGBT lessons in schools are vital |...

One of the most dangerous and destructive things in the world is shame. Shame can burrow into you so deep that it shrinks the brain and constricts the heart. Right now, a “row” – although it is not a...

Royal Court and Globe join UK arts climate protest | Environment

Some of the UK’s leading arts institutions – including the Royal Court Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe – are planning to hold a day of climate action next month to raise awareness of the growing ecological crisis. The London venues...

Peterloo exhibition targets new generation of protesters | World news

The Scum Uppermost, a satirical cartoon of popular radical reform represented as a many-headed monster, and embroidered flags are among the objects being brought together for the first time in an exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of the...

The Paris of the rich is ablaze – and that image will define Macron...

It’s become a kind of ritual: every Saturday evening, there are new images of thousands of gilets jaunes (yellow vests) in the streets of Paris and other French cities. Every week, protesters are injured by the police. Every...

People’s Vote march: 200 coaches heading to London, organisers say | Politics

Two hundred coaches have been booked to take people to London for a People’s Vote march, which organisers said would exceed the size of last October’s rally, when it was claimed 700,000 turned up. James McGrory, the director of...

Chaos and the crowd: drawings of protests in London – in pictures | Cities

Protest Crowd, London (Brexit 4, People’s Vote, October 2018) ‘The background research of this project is a huge archive of thousands of media images to which I add to on a daily basis, constantly sifting and selecting, until there...

Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty gets probation for immigration protest | US news

The woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York on Independence Day last year to protest against the separation of migrant families at the US-Mexico border has been sentenced to five years’ probation...

Egyptian dissident writer Alaa al-Aswany sued by military prosecutors | Books

Alaa al-Aswany, the bestselling Egyptian author of The Yacoubian Building, has been sued by military prosecutors in Egypt for “insulting the president, the armed forces and judicial institutions”. According to his French publisher, Actes Sud, the accusations relate to...

School climate strikes: 1.4 million people took part, say campaigners | Environment

More than 1.4 million young people around the world took part in school strikes for climate action, according to environmental campaigners. Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish student whose solo protest last August prompted the global movement, said: “We proved...

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine: how we made Sheriff Fatman | Music

James ‘Jim Bob’ Morrison, vocalist/guitarist I had read about a dodgy landlord in the South London Press. The drug-dealing, the “phoney prescriptions”, the awful living conditions for his tenants: it was all in the newspaper, even his physical stature....

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White House Ambitions Cloud Democratic Hopes to Win the Senate

Internal polling by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee painted a less rosy picture, but Mr. Schumer went all out in pursuit of Mr....

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