Recognising the power of young activists

My principal reason for writing Hope in Hell was the new-found sense of purpose that the Schools Strike movement and the XR protests had given me in the first half of 2019.


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Citizens Assemble – Government Stumbles!

Frankly, it’s been humiliating watching our Prime Minister make such a pig’s ear of hosting this year’s Conference of the Parties in Glasgow in November. This is by far and away…


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Women in Construction: InspireMe!

One of the most pressing challenges for the construction sector in the UK is its appalling record on recruiting women – and then retaining and developing their careers within the…


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The State of American Democracy

How often have you heard something like this: ‘Well, the situation here in the UK may be dire, but things aren’t half as bad as they are in America!’ I’ve said it myself, mostly…


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Social Sustainability: Tackling the Confusion

Forum for the Future has always been totally committed to the idea of ‘full spectrum’ sustainability, embracing environmental, economic, social and governance issues. Far too many…


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‘Resurgence’: Sharing our Views of the World

Imagine that Resurgence didn’t exist. Imagine that you and a group of like-minded colleagues decided that the world badly needed a new publication that would have a number of…


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Beware the March of the Authoritarians!

Bit by bit, the true authoritarianism of this Government is revealing itself. Way back in 2011, in what now feels like the good old days, myself and Bethan Harris (a colleague in…


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Values, Global Citizenship and the EU Referendum: a Mind-Boggling Mindset Mash-up!

I don’t feel good about this, but I can’t help despising most of the people involved in the Brexit campaign: Nigel Farage, Iain Duncan Smith, Norman Tebbit, Owen Paterson, George…


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The Third Industrial Revolution

Confronted with the implacable details of today’s climate science, we draw comfort as best we may from the thinnest of thin pickings.


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Students Organising for Sustainability: Old and New

I nipped down to the Eden Centre on Friday last week. All these years on, it still makes such an impact – and it was brilliant to hear from the wonderful Tim Smit that the Eden…


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