'NGOs' Category

  • Statement on Abhisit Visit to Oxford

    March 12, 2009

    On 6 March I wrote an email to the president of St John’s College, Oxford, regarding the visit of the Thai prime minister, who is scheduled to give a talk on the ‘challenges of democracy’ on 14 March. In it, I expressed concern that Prime Minister Abhisit was perhaps not the most appropriate person to […]

  • Letter on Burma

    November 13, 2008

    I’ve a letter on Burma today in the Guardian, alongside no less than John Pilger, who takes the complete opposite line on an article that appeared in the G2 two days ago. Pilger is actually a big hero of mine, and I admire his long record of passionate campaigning. Unfortunately I do feel that his […]

  • Live 8: "total bullshit"

    June 13, 2007

    Brendan O’Neill has an interesting article on spiked about the ‘People’s Republic of Bono’, where he argues that the pop star’s influence at the G8 was so profound that he can almost he considered the 9th power of the G8. He is quite right to ridicule and criticise the loathsome Bono for his arrogant claim […]

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