Greta Thunberg Greeted by Chief Arvol Looking Horse on Standing Rock


Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Greta and Paula Hornem today on Standing Rock. Photos courtesy Greta on Twitter.

Photos and comments via Twitter Greta Thunberg@GretaThunbergThe last two days @tokata_ie and I visited Takini School, Standing Rock Community School and the beautiful Standing Rock Reservation. Thank you everyone for your leadership, your resistance and your incredible

A new India is emerging, and it is a country ruled by fear | Amit Chaudhuri


Modi’s vision for the country is one that stifles dissent and difference, in defiance of its people’s history

Four months have passed since Narendra Modi and the BJP came back to power in India, and more seems to have happened there than in the last 40 years. The sense of severance that many experience today, of being divorced from the workings of the nation, exceeds even the helplessness felt during the suspension of civil liberties in the emergency of 1975 to 1977 and the political traumas that followed.

This is because – without the matter being explicitly articulated – citizen has been set against citizen: not just Muslim against Hindu or, say, Kashmiris against the rest of India, but those who subscribe to the BJP’s new conception of the nation against those who do not, leaving one without trust in the other.

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Brexit: Johnson poised to end talks after call with Merkel ends in deadlock – live news


Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including German chancellor telling PM Northern Ireland must stay in customs union for a deal

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The government has just published a 155-page “No Deal Readiness Report” (pdf).

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This is from Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister.

The UK government’s attempt to shift the blame for the Brexit fiasco to anyone but themselves – today it’s Merkel – is pathetically transparent.

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