Charter flight deportations and school census boycott

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. […]

Beyond burnout: the mental health costs of activism

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 […]

Do you know your neighbours?

I have recently made a new podcast for New Internationalist on the FAN network… Nearly two years ago my partner persuaded me to go with him to a FAN meeting in Cardiff. He had stumbled across the group through work but had become hooked. I wasn’t keen to give up some of my Saturday morning […]