Winter Editorial: Persuasive Pessimism

January 10th: It is a truism to say that we live in interesting and scary times.

Silent givers: How the government manipulates charity

December 18th: A recent furore in Scotland has focused on the Foreign Office playing piggy bank to a small ‘anti-fake news’ charity, but State policy is continually puppeteering NGOs in far grander and more insidious ways — and it has recently gotten considerably worse.

Don’t abandon your Yellow Jackets

November 23rd: The name sounds a bit like something to do with a lifeguard’s alliance, but this movement’s name (gilets jaune) comes from their high vis jackets, something that all drivers are legally required to carry in their car in France.

Police Surveillance – a Note for Extinction Rebellion Campaigners

November 21st: Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol) co-ordinator Kevin Blowe breaks down likely tactics police will be using to disrupt the activities of climate action group Extinction Rebellion and why extreme caution should be used when dealing with the force.

Why and how Trump is about to get worse than ever

November 9th: I didn’t stay up all night awaiting news of the US mid-term elections but I did take a look at the results when I got up.

Its not funny but it’s a joke: London’s housing activists

November 7th: At the weekend I attended the March for Homes, this was called by five of the council estates that are under threat of demolition in London.

Shared Destiny, Common Struggle: Kurds and Turkish-Cypriots

November 3rd: Turkish political, diplomatic and military muscle is a stark reality of the geopolitical map of South-East Europe, Anatolia and the Middle East.

‘Cool girl activism’ and why I’ll no longer stand with groups that include the SWP

October 11th: CW: rape, PTSD, social exclusion We all go through our ‘cool girl’ stage.

Barred from Banksy’s Art World

October 10th: How we all guffawed at Banksy’s jolly japes at Sotheby’s last week.

Class War at the Rees-Mogg Residence – Media and MPs in Hyperbolic Rage

September 13th: One of the things I’ve put a lot of time to thinking about is how Class War can get media coverage and then control it.