First of all, let me apologise for the long gap in writing, and for the lack of new comments being approved. Both of these have reasons:
1. I have been flat out trying to finish the film (which is looking good) and my writing/thinking time has been minimal.
2. I have not approved any […]
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
What makes this movement so special and, from my perspective, so poignant, is that there are no enemies here.
Some of you will have been beaten or arrested by the police. Non-protesters may have had personal property damaged during the course of these events. The police may have had abuse or […]
I’ve been watching as the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City gains momentum. Worldwide, similar movements centred on similar flash points of discontent have been bubbling up. I attended the first day of the Occupy London protest, and I filmed some footage I have compiled into a short film which […]
It is the way of all movements, no matter how well-intentioned, to pass over time into self-serving corruption. Many years ago it was realised that without a common medium of exchange, the melon farmer would only be able to get shoes from a cobbler who wanted melons. Over time this basic concept of money as […]
On Wednesday September 21st 2011, The Irish Examiner ran an editorial by Steven King (not the horror author) on the world reaching 7 billion people. All personal politics aside, the main problem with the article was that it was in many places a direct copy of a speech delivered by Brendan O’Neill, the […]
So it has come to this. Outside, sirens doppler back and forth every few minutes. My street is one of the quiet ones. The looting is restricted to areas with high street brands.
The irony here is so thick it could cure anaemia. London is overrun by looters, smashing in windows, tearing open shutters […]
I’ve just uploaded a new podcast with the guys from Positive Money.
Talking to them about money creation really got me thinking about the predicament we find ourselves in these days. For a […]
I saw this article showing an incredible photo catalogue of protests worldwide. I find it amazingly inspiring because it chronicles the actions of thousands of individuals, acting together or alone, all moved to action by what they see as unacceptable. Some protest in defence of an ideal or privilege they don’t want to lose, […]