Calls mount for a progressive alliance

In the wake of last week’s referendum decision, MPs from the Green and Labour parties are initiating exploratory talks about how an alliance of progressive parties might be formed. Caroline Lucas (Green Party) and Clive Lewis (Labour) with additional speakers Amina Gichinga (Take Back the City) and John Harris (Journalist) will meet in London on… Read More »

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2 July 2016

The woman who can change the world

This just in from AVAAZ: Christiana Figueres is f***ing awesome — she’s the one who led the world to the incredible Paris climate deal, against all odds. And now there’s a rumour that she’s thinking of running for the head of the United Nations. This would be so, so good for the world: Christiana literally… Read More »

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1 July 2016

Brexit and the future of the UK

Here’s the text of a letter I sent to my MP: Dear Mr Dowd, I am writing to urge you to advocate for a General Election to be called before triggering Article 50, i.e. before formal negotiations with the EU begin.

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30 June 2016

A new dark ages looms. Is there hope for our world?

Today, an article entitled “The World Will Run out of Breathable Air Unless Carbon Is Cut” came up on my feed. We live in worrying times: how are we going to avoid going down a path of even deeper gloom?

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28 June 2016

Why I’m not voting to Leave the EU, but to Remain.

I was asked some questions by a friend on facebook who is thinking of voting to Leave the EU. My answers follow. “1 can we sack or veto a decision by the top eu boffs ?” Who do you mean by “we”? If you mean British citizens, we can’t sack our own government, but we… Read More »

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22 June 2016

Move your money out of fossil fuels

I’m moving my money out of Barclays Bank due to their ongoing support of the fossil fuel industry, including the majority funding of Third Energy, which is planning to frack in Yorkshire. Let’s all do the same! Move from the bad to the good. Source: Divest – Move Your Money

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19 February 2016

Bernie Sanders: The 2016 Peace Candidate

On February 10, 2016, Peace Action — the largest peace organization in the United States — announced its endorsement of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for President. Source: History News Network

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16 February 2016

Bernie Sanders for President | The Nation

With integrity and principle, the Vermont senator is calling Americans to a political revolution. A year ago, concerned that ordinary citizens would be locked out of the presidential nominating process, The Nation argued that a vigorously contested primary would be good for the candidates, for the Democratic Party, and for democracy. Source: Bernie Sanders for… Read More »

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24 January 2016

Freedom, Equality, Brotherhood

The French flag and the ideals it stands for are beautiful things. But I won’t be wrapping myself in something that divides as much as it unites. Of course I support Paris, and the victims of atrocities everywhere. But I can’t support France in closing its borders and declaring war. What does that promote, except… Read More »

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15 November 2015