An illegal referendum and police brutality: what’s going on in Barcelona?!

What happened? Catalan is a wealthy region in North East Spain. It recently had a ‘referendum’ so that people could vote on whether they want to continue to be part of Spain or set up their own nation set apart from Spanish control. They have a very strong culture including their own language. The Spanish…

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Modern Slavery; an interview with a diamond dealer and the truth about your tech

I've always said if someone proposes to me with a diamond ring then the answer would have to be no. It would show that the person doesn't know me at all. 2 reasons: For me, a diamond represents capitalism at its worse. Diamonds are bought relatively cheaply from the mines, and it isn't until they…

Charities are funding war.

A hospital collapses under a bomb attack.  A father clutches the body of his 3 year old daughter. This once shocking image has become more and more normalised in recent years, with conflict throughout the world (but particularly the Middle East) fuelling mass death, the refugee crisis and the violation of human rights. Investing in…