Global Issues

My top 7 posts on Global Issues

Commentary and journalism on the places in the world where the action is happening:

1) Revolution! Voices from Egypt (Feb 2011)

I have spent the past 5 days in a quiet, peaceful corner of Egypt, where the only real signs that a revolution has occurred is the fact that is very little money left in any of the cash machines…

2) The Reut Report: Redrawing the Battlelines (April 2010)

Those of you following the Israel-Palestine situation closely will have noticed the development of a new conflict in recent months – that between the Israeli thinkers (in the form of the Reut Institute think tank) and the prominent author and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activist, Naomi Klein…

3) Climate Crisis: This recession could be good for us (Oct 2009)

Is it just me, or has climate change fallen a few places in our agenda this year? Thinking back to a couple of years ago, when it seemed like anyone with an altruistic bone in their bodies was getting to grips with the inconvenient truth that a) the is world heating up, b) the consequences are fairly terrible, and c) we’re the ones responsible…

4) For Tibet, With Love (Nov 2009)

I just finished reading Isabel Losada’s ’A Beginner’s Guide to Changing the World; For Tibet, With Love’ and am 3/4 of the way through the Dalai Lama’s autobiography, ‘Freedom in Exile’

5) Top 5 Videos on Israel and Palestine (Aug 2009)

This documentary and video material has been selected to help you get to grips with this particular conflict. Some of the videos I’ve been directed to by my wonderful I-P course tutor, and some of them I’ve found myself…

6) The Ahava Protests: A victory for BDS? (April 2011)

On the sunny April afternoon I’m invited to check out the fortnightly protest against Ahava’s Covent Garden store, it’s clear that this week – perhaps more than most weeks – emotions are running high…

7) Egypt: Restricting internet access won’t stop this tide (Feb 2011)

In the 16th Century the Catholic Church faced arguably the greatest threat of its long history, not from armies or kings, but from the spread of ideas and information…

Hackney Peace Carnival Mural (1985)

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