The Month of Truth

November is normally a delightful, optimistic month in our part of the world, with winter still a novelty and Christmas just round the corner. This November is a different story. Not because the continuum of world horrors are any worse or more numerous than they ever have been, but because these horrors have intruded on…

The Strain of the Child

The Chancellor hasn’t cut benefits, he’s created some more. I’m not talking about the new benefit system set up for businesses for when they’re hit by hard times of losing profits at the expense of low-income family’s welfare; this is about the cutting of child tax credits from which low-income parents will benefit greatly in…

Self-benefiting Green crap

It’s very important to protect the health of a city’s people, but how ecologically friendly are our “green cities” on a global scale? London, the capital of a country that has just shown great interest in the environment at a political level in our recent elections, was ranked 2014’s 5th greenest city on planet Earth…

Shell vs Greenpeace in Alaskan Arctic

We’re nearing 2 weeks since Greenpeace’s 6-day protest of claiming Shell’s Pacific oil-rig and it appears this may still be a campaign in its infancy. Followers of the environmentalist organisation will have received numerous emails and social media notifications during the build-up to and the course of their protest to keep in touch with the…