Monthly Archives: June 2012

Zac Goldsmith sells the Ecologist for £1

The Guardian, June 1 2012 After 42 years of lawsuits from GM companies, campaigns against nuclear power, and breastfeeding tips, the Goldsmith family has sold theEcologist magazine for £1. The magazine, which has been solely online since 2009, will now return … Continue reading

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Where does the Green Party go now?

The Ecologist, May 6 2012 After some of the biggest breakthroughs in their history, the Green Party now faces a leadership election;  what happens now? Are the Greens ready to take the next big leap forward? The mood of optimism … Continue reading

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Biking with the boys

The Guardian, May 1 2012 Can your children be too competitive? I’ve carefully avoided looking it up, but as I pedal dementedly after them, with delicious Sussex countryside a blur in my peripheral vision, I’m pretty sure I already know … Continue reading

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Is climate protest coming back to the UK?

The Guardian, April 27 2012 Did climate protest go away? It certainly did. By 2009 the UK had a worldwide reputation for climate action, but in the years after the UN climate talks in Copenhagen in December of that year … Continue reading

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Are humans naturally nice or nasty?

The Guardian, March 6 2012 US evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson was in the UK last month to talk about the field study he has been running for six years in his home town of Binghamton, New York State, in … Continue reading

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The Animal Rights movement; terrorists or freedom fighters?

Global Briefing, December 2011 In 2006 Jon Ablewhite and Kerry Whitburn were at the centre of a media inferno, when they were convicted of involvement in the digging up of the body of 87-year-old Gladys Hammond. The British papers had … Continue reading

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The US debt: how it happened and what it means

I was asked to edit an ebook of Guardian articles about the US debt crisis; you can read a small extract and buy the ebook here. It starts with the election of Ronald Reagan and travels up to Obama’s travails … Continue reading

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Legal weapon that threatens states

The Guardian, November 11 2011 Swedish energy giant Vattenfall will take advantage of an “extraordinarily powerful legal tool” now available to the world’s corporations to sue the German government for phasing out nuclear power, it was confirmed this week. Vattenfall will demand … Continue reading

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The big mobilisation

The Guardian, September 13th 2011 Ben Paige has never done this before. “It’s a bit unnerving, a bit awkward” he admits, but squares his shoulders and politely stops the man walking towards us with the question; “Excuse me, are you … Continue reading

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