As the climate of hostility towards migrants in the UK continues to grow I wrote a short piece for December’s New Internationalist magazine about a boycott of the school census. This asks parents, guardians and carers in England to state if their children are foreign nationals and the information has been used by the Home Office. […]
I have a few articles in November’s New Internationalist magazine which takes Colombia as its main focus. For the news section I wrote about Brighton Table Tennis Club and its work with marginalised people, particularly young refugees, under its Community, Respect and Solidarity mantra. I also wrote about resistance to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a […]
I’ve written an article for the New Internationalist about Thousand 4 £1000, a project to crowdfund housing for vulnerable migrants in Brighton. Started by Brighton Migrant Solidarity, Thousand 4 £1000 is a project of Brighton Migrant Solidarity is a community response to the enforced homelessness faced by some migrants who have no stable immigration status. […]
I’ve been a bit rubbish about updating this blog with my writing lately so here’s a quick roundup: From the last two issues of New Internationalist: The response to racism after the UK’s European Union referendum (September) and the fight to save the Cornish language after government cuts (October). For Positive News I wrote about […]
Local councils across the UK are recognising the benefits of workers’ co-operatives for the local economy and community. But is this just an excuse for pushing through more privatisation? How can co-ops work with councils for their benefit?
I wrote an article for the Guardian’s Sustainable Business network about ‘solidarity fridges’ around the world. I visited Frome in Somerset to check out their community fridge which holds donations of surplus food from individuals and businesses. Anyone can come and take the food between 8am and 8pm every day. The Frome project was inspired […]
The July issue of New Internationalist is out now, featuring three articles from me. The theme of this month’s magazine is ‘smiley-faced monopolists’. It argues that “for Facebook, Amazon and Google, we have traded our privacy for something we find useful and put on hold our support for ethical shopping in exchange for the ease of […]