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The BBC needs a new Scottish channel

Why isn't there a digital Scottish channel for the 5 million Scots who speak English? Such a move could start to heal the wounds between Scotland and the BBC.

Why did the Telegraph “push out” Britain's most experienced environmental journalist on the eve of the climate talks?

Environmental commentator Geoffrey Lean annouced he was "pushed out" of the Telegraph two days before COP21. What's going on at Britain's biggest broadsheet?

Climate justice through Pan-Afrikan Reparatory justice

As reports emerge that the People's Climate March London sidelined a 'Wretched of the Earth' bloc of activists representing communities on the frontline of climate change, some of these activists share a Reparations story.

Why we should all be worried about our BITs – or at least what foreign investors are doing with them

Britain's role, not just with TTIP, seems to be that of facilitating and encouraging excessive corporate power over governments all around the world.

Opposing terror: dilemmas for the left on Islam, Islamophobia and Islamism

The left has struggled to reconcile its opposition to racism with the need to stand up to reactionary Islamism.

What does the British public really think about climate change?

What do you find out when you run focus groups on climate change across the UK?

Three realities of the Isis conflict

The west must prioritise civilian wellbeing in any intervention. What might help?

Where's the scrutiny of BP and Shell?

Why is the British media giving the country's two oil giants a free pass on climate change?

Devolution in Hampshire: A report on Assembly South

Is Assembly South a model for giving the public more voice in devolution?

Children in peril in London

Local authorities are placing children in damp, rodent-infested, dangerous accommodation.

Bombing IS in Syria will increase the threat from IS to Britain

All available evidence suggests that extending British bombing operations against ISIS will increase the danger we face, not diminish it.

The climate conference and the corporate lobbyists dressed in green

Polluters have been given pride of place at COP21, right next to the national delegations.

Corbyn - what's a leader really for?

Critics of Corbyn and his followers are trapped within their own limited conceptions of what politics is about.

How has the climate march been covered?

Thousands of people across the world joined a day of marches for climate action. How did the UK media react?

New prisons, old politics?

Without more radical reform, new for old prisons will repeat the mistakes of the past.

United for climate justice, we will march together

Whatever our faith, we will unite for climate justice this Sunday.

Why scrapping nursing bursaries is a disaster - a student nurse speaks

George Osborne announced the scrapping of nurse training bursaries in this week's Spending Review. He seems to have forgotten why nursing bursaries were introduced in the first place.

The media and public intellectuals: Fred Halliday vs Noam Chomsky

If the media lionises one and demonises the other, the favoured man must surely have been right on the big issues of the last 15 years. Right?

The new challenge for the UK's nuclear debate

As Osborne doubles nuclear research support for small modular reactors in the UK, has he ignored the new, multiple terror risks this brings in its wake?

G4S disputes claims that transgender asylum-seeker had to share bedroom with man

Neglect, contempt and hostility — how the UK government really welcomes refugees.

Reactions to Mr Osborne’s autumn statement

Today, UK's Chancellor George Osborne set out the Conservative Government’s fiscal plans for the current Parliament and beyond. First reactions to the Chancellor’s speech from four members of the network Economists for Rational Economic Policies (EREP).

Who's going to be left holding the baby, George?

Maternity services are underfunded, understaffed and struggling to cope, finds a survey by the Royal College of Midwives.

Six ways to spin climate coverage

How are big polluters trying to influence climate change reporting in the run up to the vital Paris summit? Here are some things we've noticed..

David Cameron truly is the heir to Tony Blair

Despite being widely despised by almost everyone, Blair is Cameron's role model – he worships him.

The SNP need to get back to governing – and being honest with us

The SNP must demonstrate that they offer more than Independence and grievance justification.

Introducing our new series: the Northern Powerhouse

Welcome to the Northern Powerhouse collection of articles for Open Democracy, curated by Manchester Left Writers. Here, I want to outline what we aim to do across our pieces.

Empowerment through education for Travellers in prison

Gypsy and Irish Traveller prisoners represent 5% of the entire prison population of England and Wales. Let’s get their education right.

Where is the outrage on David Cameron’s scandal in the Gulf?

The UAE, we now know, was busy planning its own operation against Muslim Brotherhood affiliates at home while urging David Cameron to do the same in Britain.

People tied up ‘like animals’ on UK deportation flights

Commercial contractors routinely belt immigration detainees into restraints so extreme that they are rarely used in prisons.

Devolution versus democracy? A report on Assembly North

The people of south Yorkshire want devolution - but they also want the process to be much more democratic.

Imagining social movements: from networks to dynamic systems

We must move to an understanding of networks as constantly changing and dynamic; no two 'links' are alike.

Can democracy and genocide co-exist in Burma?

The treatment of Rohingya may be a detail in the general opening up and wooing of a state known for its unspoilt and unexploited natural resources. But what about western media?

Jeremy Hunt, George Osborne, and the OTHER NHS shambles this week

Neither the Department of Health nor NHS England seem to have a clue who has a say in Hunt and Osborne's far-reaching new NHS plans, OurNHS can exclusively reveal. Cock-up or conspiracy?

Snide & Prejudiced: a tale of constitutional shenanigans

The UK's constitution is being trashed for short-term party political advantage. We need an independent review.

After Paris: time to rethink the usual responses

The cycle of violence must somehow be broken.

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