Month: September 2007

  • Climate Camp and Real Direct Action

    Good Company “Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.” (Matthew 21:12) Non-violent direct action is a vague term. It is usually about stopping something happening yourself, not waiting for someone else, or […]

  • Ethical Investment: Ethical Consumerism for Institutions – A means to an end

    Universities hold many of the same characteristics as individuals – they manage an income, they make choices about their financial systems, and they spend money. Many NGOs have spent the recent years challenging the spending habits of individuals, institutions and corporations through schemes such as FairTrade. This has become so popular partly because it is […]

  • The Eyesore at Faslane and the Joy of Resistance

    Nuclear warheads are the most destructive objects present anywhere on the surface of our planet and they have been constructed and maintained by six of the worlds most powerful democracies1. If the arguments against nuclear proliferation are both moral and pragmatic (which I believe they are), then how has this been allowed to happen? Why […]