Category Archives: Politics

There’s no such thing as sustainable palm oil. Cut it out of your diet, yes, but there’s more to be done.

There’s no such thing as sustainable palm oil. The palm oil industry is a major contributor to the destruction of rainforests, biodiversity loss and the climate catastrophe. This is a point made in Werner Boote’s powerful film, The Green Lie. … Continue reading

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Two simple ideas for combating climate change

These ideas won’t save the biosphere, but they might make some difference… Several times a day I am distressed to see drivers sitting in their stationary, fossil fuel-powered vehicles, with the engines idling. It’s one thing to do this while … Continue reading

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Do Rich People Deserve to Be Rich?

Originally posted on Forgot About Keynes:
One of our abiding modern myths, as Russell Brand and George Monbiot explained in a recent episode of the Trews is: “that if you’re rich, you deserve to be rich and that story means that…

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A friend’s Brexit project

I had the honour of participating in a friend’s Brexit project, featuring portraits of people displaying their distress over Brexit and transcripts of what they have to say. Click on the image below to visit the site (and scroll down … Continue reading

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BBC fails to mention anti-Semitism interviewee is Friend of Israel

This morning BBC Radio 4 featured a long interview with Catherine McKinnell MP about the Labour Party’s supposed mishandling of the supposed crisis of anti-Semitism within it. (The real crisis, of course, is one of infiltration by hard-line Zionism.) As … Continue reading

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I support the new HAIR definition of racism. Do you?

I support the new HAIR definition of racism in full, including the examples. #HAIRdef Racism is defined as: The belief that races have distinctive cultural characteristics determined by hereditary factors and that this endows some races with an intrinsic superiority. … Continue reading

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GMB and Unison leaders betray trade union values and urge Labour Party to adopt pro-Israel antisemitism definition

I am extremely distressed to hear that the leaders of both Unison and GMB – large UK trade unions – have joined the pro-Israel bandwagon and urged the Labour Party to adopt the pro-Israel IHRA definition of antisemitism in full … Continue reading

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