Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

Magazine article New Internationalist

Reasons to Be Cheerful

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Sexist speech outlawed

Belgium has recently passed a bill to criminalize sexist language. It is now illegal to make gestures or statements intended to express contempt for a person on the basis of their gender. The ban will cover harassment on the streets, in the workplace and in social and mainstream media. Sexists will be punished with fines of $1,500 or a prison sentence of up to a year.

Sharia-friendly solar

Green investment is set to become accessible to a wider section of society with the launch of the world's first Sharia-compliant green energy investment scheme (EIS) in Britain. Many investment schemes are out of bounds for many Muslims, as Sharia law prohibits paying and receiving interest payments.

Devastation, be damned

The Chilean government has rejected a controversial energy project planned in Patagonia on environmental grounds. …

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