How to launch a vegan industrial revolution

Could ‘shroomdogs’ and ‘veggie ribs’ be modern emblems of British innovation? These were two of the meat-free delights on offer at Sainsbury’s ‘vegan butchers’ – the UK’s first – which opened its doors to Londoners in late June. As one of the country’s largest supermarkets, Sainsbury’s recent animal-friendly zeal exhibits veganism’s gradual growth from hipsterish […]

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Links between conflict-related violence and peace time practices: perspectives from Sierra Leone

Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) refers to violent actions taken by armed personnel against women, girls, men, and boys during times of war. CRSV can take many forms, and includes rape, forced marriage, sexual slavery, forced pregnancy, and other acts of similar gravity. Before the mid-1990s there was hardly any data available on the magnitude of […]

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Our website: Laboratory of thought and code

We at openDemocracy recently launched our new website, as an elegant home for our multiple editorial offerings and vast archive of over 40,000 articles. It is a modern platform that enables us to enter the next phase of our mission with greater technical dexterity. openDemocracy was established in 2001 as a common space, primarily of […]

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