Twenty years ago today Chris Hani was murdered while mowing the lawn at his house in Boksburg outside Johannesburg. He is virtually unknown in this country, and as far as I know throughout the rest of the world. But he is still a hero in South Africa. And he is a hero of mine. It [...]
by Daniel Lee I’ve just returned from New York, where in July and for the last two weeks I’ve been working with Control Arms to campaign for a strong and robust Arms Trade Treaty. I just about managed to get home in time to watch as history was made in the UN General Assembly. A [...]
The Chair of the IF campaign in Scotland responds to Bright Green’s criticism of the campaign.
Memos from within the UK Department for International Development, released under Freedom of Information legislation, offer a glimpse of how the big aid charities’ Enough Food For Everyone IF… campaign was developed in close collaboration with the department that is ostensibly the campaign target.
“Things could be bad in China under Mao.” My very drunk Chinese communist party friend slurred as he leaned forward over the table. “Almost as crazy as in North Korea today. If you want to understand us, go there.” Six years later I finally went. And this is why now is the time to go. [...]
Shimri Zameret, Israeli peace and democracy activist, and friend of this blog, has been in touch with the following message: “Hey everyone, we’re a group of Palestinians and Israelis, and this is our campaign for real democracy in Israel and the UN system. Essentially, it’s about Israelis giving their right to vote to Palestinians through facebook, as a protest [...]
Clayton Thomas-Muller of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba Canada is the tar sands campaign director for the Indigenous Environmental Network and a friend of Bright Green. He gave this speech to Canadian indigenous peoples’ Idle No More protest in Ottowa this week. Harper said sorry for residential schools…yeah, we remember that sound [...]
By Liam Barrington-Bush As the Mayan calendar came to a close yesterday, signifying the end of what the ancient empire had described as ‘the fifth era,’ Indigenous peoples of North America, from Canada to Mexico, made their voices perfectly clear: We will not allow this new era to continue as the last has ended. Too [...]
David Lomon, the last survivor in Britain* of the International Brigade, died yesterday. He was 94. A salesman in Hackney, East London, Lomon started his political life battling Oswold Mosley’s Black Shirts. But as the shadow of fascism darkened Europe, he decided to take the next step: ‘I wanted to do something’ … ‘I wanted [...]
On Thursday Greek police raided a long-standing squat in Athens, arresting 8 people – who have been charged with felonies relating to the construction of explosives. The squat had been a centre for anti-authoritarian organising and social support and its raid comes at a time of increasing strain in Greece with close collaboration and crossover [...]keep looking »