Robert Newman is a British stand-up comic and political activist. Born in 1964, he is Greek-Cypriot, English, French and American. He has worked as a farmhand, warehouseman, house-painter, teacher, mail sorter, social worker, mover and broadcaster. Newman has been active with Reclaim The Streets, the Liverpool dockers, Indymedia and People's Global Action.
Articles by this author
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Philanthropy is the Enemy of Justice
It's strange that at this week's World Economic Forum the designated voice of the world's poor has been Bill Gates, who has pledged £478m to the Global Fund to fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, telling Davos that the world economic crisis was no excuse for cutting aid.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
It's Capitalism Or A Habitable Planet - You Can't Have Both
There is no meaningful response to climate change without massive social change. A cap on this and a quota on the other won't do it. Tinker at the edges as we may, we cannot sustain earth's life-support systems within the present economic system.