Here as promised is the first Freegan installment in the shape of a very short video introduction to Freeganism and what Alf as a Freegan believes in. Different people follow freeganistic principles for different reasons but I am sure you will agree that Alf's ideals make more than a little sense. Hopefully soon I shall edit the audio podcast that goes into much more detail and post it to … [Read more...] about What is a Freegan (A short video introduction to Freeganism)
Your dinners in the bin.
"Please come in, would you like a cup of tea?" "Yes please" I said, climbing into the campervan, surprisingly spacious, basic but more importantly, warm and homely. "Sit down please. Help yourself to a biscuit, we found them in a bin behind Sainsburys." Sat in a bowl on the table at the 'office' end of the camper was a bowl full of the biggest chunkiest most appealing looking cookies I … [Read more...] about Your dinners in the bin.
On the 4 february 2007 Stanley Greene wrote this.. "It remains essential for journalists to scour the ground, unimpeded, using the only weapons we know. Our cameras, notebooks and voices make us the unwelcome pests of aggressors around the world. Witnesses are inconvenient. Yet as most of my colleagues will agree, countries such as Irak, Dafur and Chechnya are becoming harder to cover.In the … [Read more...] about Rare Moments
Picture the scene... Just another tired hack after a long flight, standing in a sweaty immigration office, searching your mind for your best lines and watching a power mad official scan your 'nearly real' accreditation papers from an oh-so-friendly publication you know he reads and respects.It has been a good two hours of unusual questioning mixed with the usual bureaucracy and it looks like you … [Read more...] about Journa-List
The Perfect Prison
There is a quiet, dark revolution underway in Britain. It was happening yesterday, it's happening now - this minute. It will continue to happen tomorrow. Without anyone really noticing it we are becoming a police state. We're not quite there yet - it's a long way down to the real depths of secret police, social control, monitored movements - but we're blindly sleepwalking that path. George … [Read more...] about The Perfect Prison