Nick Buxton

Nick Buxton is a communications consultant, working as a publications editor and supporting  online learning and support of activist scholar communities for TNI. He works actively on issues of climate change, militarism and economic justice and is co-editor of  The Secure and the Dispossessed - How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world (Pluto Press, November 2015). He has been based in California since September 2008 and prior to that lived in Bolivia for four years, working as writer/web editor at Fundación Solón, a Bolivian organisation working on issues of trade, water, culture and historical memory. His previous publications include “Politics of debt” in Dignity and Defiance: Bolivia’s challenge to globalisation (University of California Press/Merlin Press UK, January 2009).

Articles by this author

Australia became the 25th country to legally embrace marriage equality in 2017. (Photo: Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
10 Amazing Social Movement Struggles In 2017 That Give Us Reason To Hope
The bad news streaming through our media in 2017 has been relentless. However it doesn’t tell the full story. Beyond the headlines, there have countless amazing social movement struggles in different regions of the world that deserve to be celebrated. Here are ten stories showing that people power...
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“the feminization of politics, beyond its concern for increasing presence of women in decision-making spaces and implementing public policies to promote gender equality, is about changing the way politics is done.” Views
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Power of a Transformative City
When Donald Trump announced in June that the US would pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, it was noticeable that the most effective opposition came not from Congress but from cities and states. 379 mayors representing more than 68 million Americans said they would implement the Accord...
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The Davos Class? Views
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Davos and Its Threat to Democracy
It’s an all-too-easy event to mock. It’s hard to keep a straight face when the world’s rich arrive annually in their private jets to the luxury ski-resort of Davos to express their deep concern about growing poverty, inequality and climate change. US comedian Jon Stewart has labelled the World...
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Friday, November 13, 2015
The Elephant in Paris – Guns and Greenhouse Gases
There is no shortage of words in the latest negotiating document for the UN climate negotiations taking place in Paris at the end of November – 32,731 words to be precise and counting. Yet strangely there is one word you won’t find: military. It’s a strange omission, given that the US military...
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Friday, January 13, 2012
Resistance and Hope at a Time of Climate Emergency
“Without any doubt in my mind ... we have worked together to save tomorrow, today.” (South African Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on conclusion of Durban UN climate conference, 11 December 2011)
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