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Saturday, 7 July 2007

  • Leading article: An extraordinary day for the planet
    Sunday, 8 July 2007

    Newspapers are often accused of concentrating on bad news when there is plenty of good about. Well The Independent on Sunday has no hesitation in celebrating a good day for the UK and the planet. The carpers have complained of pop-concert fatigue. Af...

  • Leading article: Live Earth's great global roar must be heard above the music
    Saturday, 7 July 2007

    Yet in a sense it will also have a claim to be the biggest global political event ever. Just as the original Live Aid concert in 1985 helped to relieve starvation and poverty, and Live8 two years ago helped to push the world's largest economies to re...

  • Jonathan Fenby: The great pall of China
    Sunday, 8 July 2007

    The scale of the environmental damage in China may induce some people to wonder what is the point of turning out the lights and leaving the car at home if such harm is being done on the other side of the world in the cause of maintaining 10 per cent ...

  • Letters: Political protest
    Saturday, 7 July 2007

    Once through the security gates, another police officer warned me, on pain of being made to leave, to keep my coat buttoned up, because the small Palestinian Solidarity logo on the front could just about be seen. One of the first things the tour guid...

  • Leading article: England let down by poor flood response
    Saturday, 7 July 2007

    Extreme flooding offers familiar lessons. In the autumn of 2000 there was similar disruption although on a less dramatic scale. The response then was equally slow and inept with councils even running out of sandbags. The environment minister at the t...

  • Leading article: Sven and the City
    Saturday, 7 July 2007

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