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 […]
I’ve been asked to join a debate on the role of consumerism in the London riots on BBC Sunday Morning Live on BBC One, Sunday August 14th at 10am. Feel free to tune in. If my face doesn’t look too off-putting via webcam, I’ll try to get a clip for the site somehow.
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 […]