The ‘global market’ does not complement democracy: it directly undermines it.
I’ve produced a lot of words over the last two decades. This is not an archive of all of them, but you might call it the edited highlights.
It includes reportage from Britain and the wider world, book reviews, interviews, debates, talks and other ephemera, culled from Fleet Street papers, magazines, books, the programmes of plays, websites and more.
Some time ago I also put together some advice for writers, and thoughts on the writing life.
A report from the frankly wearying European Social Forum of 2004
Standing up for your place can be a radical act.
Meet your new, global ruling class. Welcome to the future!
How to use dishonest language to mask what you are actually doing
The Yes Men bring biting, anti-corporate satire to the trading floors and boardrooms of unsuspecting businesses. What are they up to? An interview.
An interview with Noam Chomsky, godfather of political dissent
How the market neutered the ANC almost as effectively as apartheid.
An interview with French rebel farmer Jose Bove
An on-the-ground report from the protests against the G8 in Italy in July 2001