Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith is the press officer at Global Justice Now. He joined in October 2014, after having spent 6 years at Platform overseeing their communications development and campaigning against oil sponsorship of the arts. He has been active on climate justice issues since the mobilisation at COP 6 summit in The Hague in 2000, and also spent time living in Spain on politically-engaged land based projects.

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Friday, April 01, 2016
Why We Projected #RefugeesWelcome on the White Cliffs of Dover
After having hosted adverts for David Beckham’s underpants, Carlsberg beer and Ninjago warriors, last night we wanted to project something more meaningful on to the white cliffs of Dover. Working with guerrilla projectionists Feral X , we lit up the cliffs with the 5 metre high words ‘Refugees...
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Friday, December 11, 2015
Despite Protest Ban, Amazing Things Have Been Happening at COP 21
This morning the location and concept behind the much-talked about Red Lines action was announced . It’s happening at noon, tomorrow - 12 o’ clock on the 12th of the 12th - and will involve thousands standing down the avenue from the Arc de Triomphe to draw a red line with their bodies, signifying...
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Wednesday, December 09, 2015
How the Agri-Business Borg Tried to Assimilate Me at the Paris Climate Talks
Have you seen Star Trek: First Contact? It’s the one where everyone’s favourite space-faring bald badass Jean-Luc Picard is fighting against the cybernetic Borg, who invade the Enterprise, and begin to assimilate its crew and modify the ship, planning to use it to attack and conquer Earth. Well...
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Friday, December 04, 2015
Things I Have Learnt Since Being at the Paris Climate Talks
It’s big, it’s dizzying and it’s inside an enormous aircraft hangar. Everyone seems to run around in a constant frenzy, people are dressed up as polar bears and penguins and handing out bars of carbon-neutral chocolate and big fancy industry booths from many different sectors are loudly proclaiming...
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Thursday, September 03, 2015
Local Councils are Starting to Tear Strips off TTIP
Politicians in both Brussels and Westminster have taken great pains to try and brush off people’s many concerns about the toxic trade deal being pushed through by the EU and the USA. But an exciting new front is emerging in the battle against TTIP, harnessing the energy of grassroots groups to push...
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