o Movements need protests, and sometimes even riots, to gain attention. These aren't a problem because they're symptoms of bigger, systemic issues. A riot is the language of the unheard. However, non-male genders do need to realise that those onlookers and observers of such activist behaviour, may not be recognised as 'progressive' by others. We the 'woke', must … Continue reading Including men in Feminism
Privilege. A wonderful thing for those in ignorance of having it, and darn awful and demeaning notion for those who do not. I have spent the past month in Calais, volunteering with the Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK) and witnessed the brave, tireless, relentless and inspiring operations. When faced with humans, many of whom voiced to me … Continue reading Privilege. Acknowledge it, and resist it.
https://www.facebook.com/Earthjustice/videos/10158227156380301/ Mr. Trump, you said yourself that that US energy policies will fully utilise energy sources, whilst protecting, “...our clean air, clean water, and natural habitats." If you don't want to be viewed by the global population as a hypocrite then make America great, clear the 'swamp' and increase energy security for your people by … Continue reading An ode to Trump and his idea of ‘fair’.
Trump and oil pipelines; the highway to hell? Climate justice is heavily needed globally. It might be surprising to hear that this is the case even in the US, but freedoms and rights of human beings in a supposedly 'developed' country are overtly less valued than those who profit directly off fossil fuels. Climate justice … Continue reading Oil pipelines; a human issue
We have more in common than what divides us, I truly believe that. But today we are seeing that the political tactic of ‘divide and conquer’ is succeeding in breaking apart the threads of a compassionate civil society. We have allowed the likes of the European Union, a body which symbolises unity, to be … Continue reading I am because we are: the importance of being human
https://youtu.be/VAz0bOtfVfE What Satish Kumar teaches us in this video is sadly one of the most paved over teachings of our generation and likely many generations to come. We are slowly rapidly losing one of the most fundamental senses of our species; to learn with our hands and our hearts. Schools do not teach you this. … Continue reading If there is one lesson that mankind should learn today, it is this
This TED talk is one of the most moving I've seen for a long while. Not only has Paul Nicklen disproven many of the opinions of public concerning stigmas around Arctic life, he also demonstrates that if climate change continues at the predicted rate, then we have a lot more to be concerned about than if a Leopard seal … Continue reading When you know what you could lose, will you then start to care?
Something rarely mentioned within the political back and forth of the IN and OUT campaigns is the consequences for the environment. The EU is far from perfect, and yes there is much that can be improved. The Common Agriculture Policy, for example, has consistently prioritised large agribusiness and industrial farming over more sustainable approaches. The … Continue reading Why we need to stay in the EU; an environmental perspective
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFU2iQcFv7U It’s time to rethink what “development” and “progress” mean. It’s becoming increasingly clear that development cannot be a one-size-fits all process. Too often, a blueprint is forced upon people even if it is not one that they themselves want. Development must be about more than economic growth, encompassing a full spectrum of human … Continue reading Progress can Kill
"The urgency to keep temperatures down is not just about the planet and the environment. It is about people, and our capacity as humanity to secure safe and dignified lives for all." -The People's Test- This December I travelled to Paris with Global Justice Now, alongside hundreds of other fellow fervently passionate people seeking social and … Continue reading We’ve had enough of climate change, now for a system change