World Medical Association Calls on Health Sector to Divest – Will you ask your Royal College?

On 22nd October the World Medical Association passed a resolution calling on their members and health organisations worldwide to divest from fossil fuels, and reinvest in organisations upholding...

UN votes to start negotiating a ban on nuclear proliferation

First committee of the UN General Assembly votes for a resolution mandating negotiations on a ban on Nuclear Proliferation   On Wednesday October 26th, during its 71st session, members of the...

New report on the Recruitment of Children by the UK Armed Forces

Medact's new report on the long-term impacts of the British military’s recruitment of children under the age of 18, presents evidence linking ‘serious health concerns’ with the policy, and calls for...

The decision to frack in Lancashire: shale gas is unburnable and must be left in the ground

That Lancashire County Council has been forced to grant Cuadrilla permission to undertake exploratory fracking should come as no surprise. Planning law meant that the Council could only block...

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