Alex Scrivener

Alex Scrivener is the policy officer at Global Justice Now.

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Monday, June 27, 2016
It Feels Like the Tragedy of a Generation, But We Need to Gear Up Not Give Up
It’s been a couple of days since the shocking referendum result, and it feels no better than it did on the night. In fact, if anything, it feels worse. Many of the worst fears of Remain activists seem to be coming true. Reports of racism and xenophobia are soaring in the aftermath of the biggest...
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Why Brexit Would Be terrible for Our Campaigns for Trade, Food, Energy and Migration Justice
The latest polls show that the referendum battle is very close and leaving the EU could be a real possibility. While we’re critical of the way the EU currently works, we think it’s very important we stay in. Over the past few days, we have looked at how Brexit could affect our social justice...
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Not Saving the World at COP 21
Over the last few months, attempts have been made to present COP 21, the ‘landmark’ Paris climate summit to be held in December as an opportunity to ‘save the world’. The people behind these appeals appear to believe that if only we had a big enough petition or an impressive enough march, the...
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
COP 21: Why Paris Won’t Deliver and What We Need Instead
The following was first written as a briefing paper for the UK-based Global Justice Now and the original can be read and downloaded here . Climate change is already hitting the world’s poorest people hardest and it needs to be stopped. The responsibility for the climate crisis lies squarely on the...
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Wednesday, May 06, 2015
The World: An Issue Missing from UK Election Campaign
The general election campaign so far has been a miserable and myopic affair, even by the already low standards set by previous contests. Go down an average street across the UK and you’d be hard pressed to tell there’s an election on at all. No posters, no rallies (gosh how terribly un-British that...
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