Gavin O'Donnell

Science

America First: but at what cost?

Whilst Donald Trump pledges to “embrace the shale oil and gas revolution,” research from Duke University has revealed that 16 percent of hydraulically fractured (fracking) oil and gas wells, used in these very shale oil fields, leak every year. The research, conducted across four states over a 10 year period, identified over 6,600 leaks, the…

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Stop the War on Women’s Bodies

Tony Allen, Beverly Devakishen, Angel Loera, Gavin O’Donnell, Mireia Molina, Griffin Shiel and Sacha Silverstone explore reproductive rights around the world Poland Last year,  in response to widespread protests and strikes, a large parliamentary majority rejected plans to outlaw all abortions unless the woman’s life was in danger. The BBC estimated that in October, 100,000…

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Britain’s war crimes pandemic

The British government and arms’ trade has been accused of supporting a string of war crimes and human rights abuses across the Middle East ranging from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the UAE and Israel. Conflict in Yemen between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi rebels (a religious-political movement emerging from northern Yemen) shows no sign of…