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Amazon must be forced to change, for the sake of its workers | Fiona Onasanya1h 50m Amazon must be forced to change, for the sake of its workers | Fiona Onasanya
With 89% of its employees feeling exploited, we see the result of disempowered unions and unenforced regulationsWhile the technological advancements that have brought us tailor-made online shopping at the click of a button is worth celebrating, the delirium that surrounded Amazon’s Prime Day this week has left a bad taste in my mouth. Technological progress brings its own challenges, and the concerns of my constituents who have worked at our local
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The ‘strong black woman’ stereotype is harming our mental health | Marverine Cole2h The ‘strong black woman’ stereotype is harming our mental health | Marverine Cole
The trope of the steely, resolute black woman is ingrained in society, and helps fuel a growing problem with depression and self-harmDepression crept in on me 17 years ago. It was shaping up to be a fabulous summer until my boyfriend split up with me and I was made redundant, in the space of a month. My summer of partying lurched from being fun to being frenzied. I drank and danced the nights away to mask what was really going on. Not telling a soul.
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100 and not out: now that’s what I call a cheesy compilation triumph | Fiona Sturges2h 100 and not out: now that’s what I call a cheesy compilation triumph | Fiona Sturges
The Now That’s What I Call Music! collections aren’t cool and they don’t care. Which is why they’re still going strongIs there a more potent way to track the passing of time than through pop music? To cast your mind back to your first ever gig, to that first single purchased, or the tracks that prompted a rush to the dance floor at primary school discos, is much like looking in the mirror and inspecting your latest crop of grey hairs. And so it is when checking out the pop anthologies of one’s youth. Today brings
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Mamma Mia! Here they go again – tourists off to wreck an island idyll | Srećko Horvat3h Mamma Mia! Here they go again – tourists off to wreck an island idyll | Srećko Horvat
The stunning Croatian island of Vis is the setting for the latest Abba-inspired film. Now invasion is inevitable Writing about “film-inspired holidays”, the Observer recently posed the question,
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It’s never their fault: why the Brexiteers love to cry betrayal | Gary Younge5h It’s never their fault: why the Brexiteers love to cry betrayal | Gary Younge
In Britain and America, the new right is cultivating a dangerous sense of victimhood and shifting blame for its failures elsewhereThe notion of personal responsibility was once such a linchpin of conservative thinking that almost every riposte to liberal ideology ran through it. Whether the right was making the case for longer prison sentences or against the welfare state, the argument generally rested on the principle that we must stand by the consequences of our actions. To cite the context that shaped how a decision was made, insist on the parallel importance of collective responsibility, or expect the state to cushion the blow, were all signs of whiny weakness. To think otherwise revealed not just a flawed political philosophy but a lack of moral fortitude. The world of national sovereignty, racial purity and ethnic homogeneity is not coming back because it never existed
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How to transform the way we work: scrap Fridays | Gaby Hinsliff5h How to transform the way we work: scrap Fridays | Gaby Hinsliff
The last day of the week is a slog at work. But using technology to work smarter could free up workers’ hours – and profit companiesThe worst time in the world to get anything done is on a Friday afternoon. Shoulders drop, spirits rise, thoughts inexorably start drifting towards a sunny beer garden. Suddenly, nothing seems so urgent that it couldn’t probably wait. Wise employers have long learned not to fight the Friday feeling. Even in the workaholic 1980s, Fridays used to be
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Saying goodbye to your child’s primary school? I never knew how much I’d miss it | Kay Holmes5h Saying goodbye to your child’s primary school? I never knew how much I’d miss it | Kay Holmes
The little girl who once hugged me at the gates has moved on, and the change to secondary school has come as a shockMy first day in the school playground was terrifying. Everyone else seemed to know each other. Chatting, laughing clusters of comfortable, relaxed people
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Get Over It---Israel Is the Jewish State7h Get Over It---Israel Is the Jewish State
Jerusalem comes under fire for its new Basic Law, which is similar to many European constitutions.
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Donald Trump, Meet Bill Browder9h Donald Trump, Meet Bill Browder
Putin wants Trump to help him silence the man who was also targeted by Fusion GPS.
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Why Your Pension Is Doomed11h Why Your Pension Is Doomed
A new study shows that benefits are rising faster than GDP in most states.
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A Senate Judicial Miss11h A Senate Judicial Miss
Scott and Rubio defeat a good nominee and Democrats crow.
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Brennan and the 2016 Spy Scandal12h Brennan and the 2016 Spy Scandal
Obama’s CIA director acknowledges egging on the FBI’s probe
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Pipeline Builders Abuse Eminent Domain12h Pipeline Builders Abuse Eminent Domain
How FERC denies landowners the right to meaningful appeal.
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The Sick Man of Europe Risks a Relapse12h The Sick Man of Europe Risks a Relapse
Germany’s economy looks good, but consider the low productivity growth.
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An ObamaCare Tax Worth Keeping12h An ObamaCare Tax Worth Keeping
The levy on ‘Cadillac’ plans will help counter perverse tax incentives.
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Ben Jennings on Dominic Raab in Brussels – cartoon15h Ben Jennings on Dominic Raab in Brussels – cartoon
a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/picture/2018/jul/19/ben-jennings-on-dominic-raab-in-brussels-cartoon">Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on Google’s mammoth fine: tackling big tech | Editorial16h The Guardian view on Google’s mammoth fine: tackling big tech | Editorial
The European commission’s tough approach to Google shows a willingness to stand up to Silicon ValleyThe information commissioner gave Facebook a rap over the knuckles earlier this month, putting the company on notice of likely fines – the equivalent of a few minutes’ revenue – for breaches of privacy. Yesterday the European commission gave Google a rather more vigorous correction,
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The Guardian view on religious education: bring it up to date | Editorial16h The Guardian view on religious education: bring it up to date | Editorial
In a world where religion seems more alien to many and different belief systems are in closer proximity, we need a new way to teach children about itIn
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Donald Trump’s actions show up the perils of a unipolar world | Letters17h Donald Trump’s actions show up the perils of a unipolar world | Letters
Readers give their views on the fallout from the US president’s recent European tripWhile I enjoyed reading Simon Tisdall’s article (
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Soviet monuments in Poland should be left to rot | Letter17h Soviet monuments in Poland should be left to rot | Letter
The USSR rewrote history when it won control of Poland, and today’s nationalist backlash is the fruit of those lies, writes
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BAME books: let children see themselves in stories | Letters17h BAME books: let children see themselves in stories | Letters
From protagonists in wheelchairs to mixed-race newborns, it’s time for books and greetings cards to reflect real lifeAlison Flood’s article on the lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) main characters in children’s books raises an important issue, but it was a shame that the books listed were about BAME children outside the UK (
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On a hiding to Birkenhead | Letters17h On a hiding to Birkenhead | Letters
Birkenhead and Liverpool | The mayor’s Morris Minor | Love Island | Tory rebelsI write from the West Bank (although my arty friends refer to our lively town as the Left Bank) of the Mersey to defend the Guardian from Bill McGinley’s conspiracy charge (
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Don’t worry, a no-deal Brexit won’t be allowed to happen | Simon Jenkins19h Don’t worry, a no-deal Brexit won’t be allowed to happen | Simon Jenkins
Even if Britain does leave the EU on WTO rules next March, life will still go on largely as normalNow they are talking car crashes. From Brussels comes Project Fear Mk II, a
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I’m one of the few male nursery teachers. There should be more of us | Tim Cooke19h I’m one of the few male nursery teachers. There should be more of us | Tim Cooke
Men in early-years teaching are still regarded with suspicion, but the children need to see us challenging stereotypesA few years ago, when I started to seriously consider a career in teaching, the possibility of specialising in teaching the under-sixes didn’t even cross my mind. For me the choice was whether to train as a secondary English or primary school teacher. After much thought, I applied for a primary place on the
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Sajid Javid: As home secretary, I’m determined to fix the Windrush injustices21h Sajid Javid: As home secretary, I’m determined to fix the Windrush injustices
We are launching a consultation so that people can have their say on how compensation should workThe wrongs suffered by the
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The 10 best Hugh Grant films – ranked!22h The 10 best Hugh Grant films – ranked!
From the ridiculously beautiful lead in Maurice, which is about to be re-released, to the foppish lovefool in Four Weddings, the smirking seducer in Bridget Jones’s Diary and the menacing role in Paddington 2, Grant is irresistibleEasy to dismiss this as another Grant romcom (like that’s a bad thing?), but
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The ‘ultimate deal’? For Israel, maybe. We Palestinians will never accept it | Hanan Ashrawi22h The ‘ultimate deal’? For Israel, maybe. We Palestinians will never accept it | Hanan Ashrawi
A US-backed deal to bring ‘peace’ to the Middle East would just legitimise Israeli aggression – and oppress my people furtherPresident Donald Trump and his administration have been promising to announce what has been called, ironically, the
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Labour should unite, and direct all its firepower on May’s government | Polly Toynbee22h Labour should unite, and direct all its firepower on May’s government | Polly Toynbee
Brexit chaos could bring a shock election. Corbyn’s team should waste no more energy on internal strife but get ready to fightThe country stands on the brink. Both the EU and Brexit secretary Dominic Raab
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What’s Liam Fox been up to? Clearing the way for chlorinated chickens | Nick Dearden23h What’s Liam Fox been up to? Clearing the way for chlorinated chickens | Nick Dearden
The trade secretary is busy pitching Britain into a global race to the bottom after Brexit. But there’s still time to stop himThis week’s
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Can ditching meat and dairy open up new taste sensations? My week as a foodie vegan24h Can ditching meat and dairy open up new taste sensations? My week as a foodie vegan
My first attempt at veganism left me living on chips. This time, Zoe Williams explores a whole new world of culinary possibilities, from vegan cheese to falafel koftes I’m going to describe the process of making vegan cheese. Later, I’ll tell you how popular veganism is, how it’s the dietary habit of the age, how all its staples and hangouts have changed and how to cook a vegan dinner for omnivores in a way that won’t leave them feeling shortchanged on deliciousness or still hungry. But first I have to talk about the cheese, because I found it quite traumatic. You grind cashews in a food processor, then add garlic powder, salt, onion powder and deactivated nutritional yeast. The latter ingredient won’t make anything rise; it brings nothing to the party except its distinctive flavour, which vegans call “cheesy”, but is more accurately “yeasty”. That done, you heat soya milk with oil and several flakes of
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The anti-Trump protests put marginalised voices centre stage | Shaista Aziz and Asad Rehman25h The anti-Trump protests put marginalised voices centre stage | Shaista Aziz and Asad Rehman
Last week’s demonstrations showed that to tackle the far right, the traditional left has to give way to grassroots activismWhen a quarter of a million people march together, the ground and the establishment shakes. That’s what happened in London, Scotland and across the UK as people from all walks of life took action in more than 50 towns and cities.
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Video shops could be frustrating and weird. But for me, they were a lifeline | Rebecca Nicholson27h Video shops could be frustrating and weird. But for me, they were a lifeline | Rebecca Nicholson
Thanks to Netflix and co, there’s only one Blockbusters branch left in the US. But are the VHS temples worth our nostalgia?Until last week, there were three Blockbuster stores left in the United States; after its two Alaskan branches shut up shop,
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Bullying MPs will be held to account, however much their parties resist | Caroline Lucas28h Bullying MPs will be held to account, however much their parties resist | Caroline Lucas
Efforts to water down parliament’s code of behaviour will not stop it dragging British politics into the 21st century The news that
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Brexit: now it’s a battle over who governs Britain | Martin Kettle29h Brexit: now it’s a battle over who governs Britain | Martin Kettle
May has survived, for now. But parliament is stalemated in a clash between referendums and representative democracyOn Tuesday evening the Commons witnessed a scene worthy of a cliffhanger finale to a blockbuster television series that we all know will resume in the autumn. Just before 7pm, with all Theresa May’s enemies closing in for the kill after a long and engrossing buildup, Tory MPs produced a twist in the plot. They saved the prime minister’s skin at the last minute by
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Why Incredibles 2 reminded me of the dark world of Steve Bannon | Alex Clark29h Why Incredibles 2 reminded me of the dark world of Steve Bannon | Alex Clark
An escapist trip to the cinema plunged me straight back into these strange, surreal timesAs the world was taking advantage of a special offer for deluxe seats on a chartered handcart bound for an all-inclusive trip to hell, I took myself off to the pictures in the middle of the day. What else are you going to do? My placard-making abilities are limited, and my mind and feet are weary. So, to the soft velvet hush of the auditorium, and the delights of an afternoon Magnum. And to the follow-up to Brad Bird’s 2004 animation
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The cashless society is a con – and big finance is behind it | Brett Scott29h The cashless society is a con – and big finance is behind it | Brett Scott
Banks are closing ATMs and branches in an attempt to ‘nudge’ users towards digital services – and it’s all for their own benefitAll over the western world banks are
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Sunflowers and Santa Claus: Guardian writers and readers on how their first memory changed them29h Sunflowers and Santa Claus: Guardian writers and readers on how their first memory changed them
Our earliest memory can shape our lives, but new research suggests that many are false. Here, writers and readers reflect on their earliest recollections
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