I am a freelance writer and project developer based in Luton. I specialise in news and features on consumerism, development, poverty, the environment, climate change and conservation. This website is a hub, an online scrapbook of projects. Have a browse, and if you want to collaborate, drop me a line.
Post on arms sales to Madagascar for the Campaign Against the Arms Trade.
In 2012 CAAT released a new database of UK arms sales, and I looked up Madagascar out of curiosity. It turns out Britain had licensed several shipments of arms to the country, despite its current un-elected coup government.
A discussion of the Jubilee, the Olympics, and the theory of the Commons, on OpenDemocracy.net. Part of a discussion series on the ‘great British summer’.
One of the joys of publishing under a Creative Commons license is finding your work picked up in unexpected places. This week saw an article on Equitrade chocolate used in an English comprehension test for a Japanese university entrance exam.
Contributed a workshop to Christian Ecology Link’s 30th anniversary conference. The theme was ‘consumer detox’, about the challenges of living sustainably in a consumer culture.
I was on the Jeremy Vine show this week on Radio 2 to talk about post growth economics. The production team had come across my article on Japan, and got me in to talk about whether growth is actually necessary in an economy. On the other side of the table, Sam Bowman from the Adam Smith Institute.