#metoo: another chance for men to confront their own power

#MeToo is another example of a campaign that is focused on victims and survivors – when it should instead be on enablers and assailants.

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, the #metoo campaign, where women on social media opened up about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault at the hands of men, has created a lot of much-needed discussion around the topic. Read more...

Out of sight, out of mind: Britain’s role in the Marikana miner’s massacre

In August 2012, 34 striking South African miners working for British-owned Lonmin were shot down by police in military gear. Nobody has been held responsible.  

 

“We are committed to zero harm to people and the environment” – Lonmin

 

On the 9th of August 2012, around 3000 miners went on strike at the Lonmin Platinum Mine in Marikana, South Africa, roughly an hour’s drive from the state capital – Pretoria. Read more...

Ayahuasca may have the potential to treat anorexia

A study published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs has found that ayahuasca might have the potential to help people recover from eating disorders.
 
Dr. Adele Lafrance, a professor at Laurentian University in Ontario, and her colleagues used 16 participants from North America who had suffered from either bulimia nervosa or anorexia nervosa and studied their reactions to the psychoactive tea. Read more...

Scottish government backs the people, bans fracking

In a heart-warming and climate-cooling victory for both democracy and environment, the Scottish government plans to place an indefinite ban on fracking.

A temporary moratorium on the environmentally questionable fossil fuel extraction technique had already been in place since January 2015, with a five-month public consultation earlier this year inviting citizens’ views on whether it should be made permanent. Read more...