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’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 […]
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 […]
I spoke to London students who have joined a rent strike against expensive university accommodation.
Platform campaigner Emma Hughes was detained at Baku airport on her way to cover the 2015 European Games, which runs from 12-28 June. The country has seen a crack down on people critical to the government, including activists and journalists in the lead up to the event and Azerbaijan now has over 100 political prisoners. […]
This article was originally published in the May 2014 issue of New Internationalist magazine. In 2009, the Iranian Green Movement became headline news as millions of people took to the streets to protest against alleged vote-rigging in the presidential elections. Scenes of green-clad protesters and their brutal repression by the security forces went viral on […]
Since the beginning of 2014 I have been working as the News & Sport editor of Transition Free Press, a quarterly newspaper working alongside the Transition movement and covering stories of community resilience and topics such as climate change, energy, food, sport and the arts. We have been beavering away on the Spring/Summer issue over […]