Let’s make York an example to the world
Building a resilient local community will help us deal with the reality of a climate in crisis
Things I do
I am a Green Party candidate for York City Council.
I am an activist with Extinction Rebellion, fighting for our Planet’s future.
I am preparing to study a PhD in Interdisciplinary Global Development at the University of York.
A vision of a United People of Earth
Democratic People’s Assemblies to empower local communities
Local economies built on regional self-sufficiency, community-owned permaculture farms, and Mutual-Aid
Regional and National confederation of People’s Assemblies into a United People of Britain
People choose to Declare themselves a Citizen of Earth, with universal rights and responsibilities
A Global Commitment to tackling Climate Breakdown, poverty, prejudice, injustice, and the rise of Fascism
A United People of Earth: a Democratic Confederation of Delegates from all of the world’s People’s Assemblies
In the face of catastrophic climate breakdown we need to adapt to a mode of living that prioritises a sustianable relationship with nature.
- Local Democracy
- Mutual Aid
- Permaculture food production
- Earth Citizenship
- A United People of Earth
My academic essays
- The Case For World Communalism: How Can Reconciling the Local and the Global Build Resilience to Climate Breakdown and Emancipate Humanity?Word count: 9653 Abstract Humanity faces ecological collapse and the worst levels of suffering in history as billions find themselves without food, homes, or security on a heating planet. Murray Bookchin’s theory of Social Ecology and prescription of Communalism offerContinue reading “The Case For World Communalism: How Can Reconciling the Local and the Global Build Resilience to Climate Breakdown and Emancipate Humanity?”
- What changes to current patterns of energy production and consumption can help us progress towards sustainability?Abstract:Current patterns of energy production and consumption are shaped by the greed and power of the fossil fuel industry and the relentless consumerism of late stage Capitalism. The resulting carbon emissions have risen exponentially and are causing catastrophic global heating,Continue reading “What changes to current patterns of energy production and consumption can help us progress towards sustainability?”
- ‘The Anglo-liberal growth model is fatally flawed but difficult to change.’ Discuss.Abstract The Anglo-liberal growth model has been a disastrous project that has brought austerity, debt and wage stagnation to millions. In addition to the undeniable human cost of decades of economic policy orientated at protecting the finance sector, there hasContinue reading “‘The Anglo-liberal growth model is fatally flawed but difficult to change.’ Discuss.”