As to bigger pictures: what imprint have the Occupy moments and movements left on our cities? Cascades of activism, for one thing. Inspiration wafts through the culture, bubbles of energy and precedents for other struggles and tactics. It’s easiest to see around universities, where campaigns for divestment from fossil fuel corporations are picking up, spurred in part by Occupy ‘graduates’. Campaigns against massive student debt (currently estimated at about $1 trillion in the US) that will saddle graduates for decades have gotten off to a ragged start but probably have a future. While many Occupiers returned to regular, out-of-park life, some unknowable number of these debt-saddled young people – who felt, for a moment, they could get their hands on the levers that move the world – got a whiff of a feeling some of them want to get more of. … [Read more...] about Where are the Occupy protesters now?
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At the weekend, Nicola hinted that she and Brooklyn had already married after she shared a photo of her partner wearing a gold 'wedding band' on his ring finger. … [Read more...] about David Beckham gives daughter Harper a piggy back in the sun on holiday in Greece
A local police investigation is underway into the incident, which happened late yesterday morning/late Friday morning in an area of Conil called El Colorado which consists mainly of country and holiday homes and some shops. The youngster was pronounced dead around 4pm yesterday/on Friday. … [Read more...] about Father runs over and kills 18-month-old boy in his 4×4 in freak accident as he popped out to run errand during family holiday at Spanish rental villa
And yet most supermarkets are still keeping their heads down and hoping the plastic storm blows over while bringing out pre-chopped onions and “cauliflower steaks” perched on plastic trays and wrapped in even more avoidable plastic. A quarter-of-a-century ambition will have had retailers sighing with relief: it’s a problem for their chief executives’ successors’ successors. They can feel safe in shelving any plans for investing, researching or trying out alternatives to plastic, let alone going as far as actually getting rid of the stuff. … [Read more...] about In its own ‘war on plastic’, the UK government is a deserter