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 have two short stories in the June issue of New Internationalist which is out now: one about LGBTI rights in Jamaica and Belize and another about the PREVENT, Islamophobia and Civil Liberties National Conference which takes place in London.
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 […]
This article was originally published in the April 2014 issue of New Internationalist. John Krey moved to the village of Bulga in New South Wales expecting a quiet retirement. The 73-year-old did not expect to be taking up another full-time job: fighting mining giant Rio Tinto. For the last four years, Krey, with fellow-members of […]
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 […]