Why go to Iran? Basically because everyone tells you not to. Who could fail to be intrigued by a country rarely presented as anything but an authoritarian Islamic theocracy with… Continue reading "The Best Bookshops in Tehran, Iran"
Death is the ultimate intimacy: media wrong to show video of Charlie Hebdo policeman Ahmed Merabet’s murder
Ahmed Merabet’s death is not the first I’ve witnessed on screen, but it has troubled me in ways that other deaths have not. Warnings of “distressing scenes” have it backwards.… Continue reading "Death is the ultimate intimacy: media wrong to show video of Charlie Hebdo policeman Ahmed Merabet’s murder"
Published by Huffington Post and Now Then Magazine Between the Cooperative Bank’s stock-market listing and Nationwide’s obscene executive pay, even the alternatives are no longer alternative: time to fight back. This weekend… Continue reading "Nationwide executive pay is a disgrace to mutualism: fight back at the AGM!"
Published at Huffington Post, Venezuela Analysis, Latin America Bureau, and Correo del Orinoco. This weekend the legacy of Hugo Chávez has been raked over the coals one last time, but… Continue reading "Babette’s Feast with the refugees at PDVSA: the real importance of Maduro’s victory in Venezuela"