Talk: Durban to Davis

July 3, 2012|

Below is a recording of a talk I gave in Davis on the importance of local action in the context of international failure to tackle climate change.  

Three saluted as Davis Eco Heroes

October 10, 2010|

This was published in my local newspaper based on some interviews with three inspiring local figures Reduce, reuse and recycle. Not only is that the mantra for the environmental movement, [...]

UN undermined by G20

June 29, 2009|

Here is a blog I wrote for the San Francisco Bay Guardian after attending the UN Conference on the Global Economic Crisis in New York last week….Maybe I was being [...]

Piracy and the digital revolution

March 26, 2009|

I have written the following piece for Red Pepper and the Networked Politics project of the Transnational Institute. The latest on the trial which the article covers can be seen [...]

Bolivia’s new constitution

February 6, 2009|

I have had the following piece published for TNI on the approval of Bolivia's new constitution. The photo is by Ben Dangl of upsidedownworld which has some good coverage of [...]

Water birth

October 28, 2008|

I am happy to announce the safe arrival of Sumaya Elyse Buxton, born on 18 October 2008. Click on the photo for a gallery of some images. Below are some [...]

Peace returns but issues unresolved

September 19, 2008|

I don't have much time to blog right now, but recommend the following pieces for updates on what has happened recently: Reactionary rampage: the paramilitary massacre in Bolivia by Forrest [...]

Elite backlash

September 10, 2008|

What do you do if you are living in a country where a government looks like taking back thousands of acres of your land (most of which you stole but [...]

Changing lives

September 5, 2008|

A boy weaves down a road bordered with neat gardens and pitches a newspaper onto the front lawn of a house. There is a sound of a click and the [...]

Andean blessing

September 4, 2008|

Click on the photo for a gallery of images from an Andean blessing that we organised by Lake Titicaca in our last weeks in Bolivia to celebrate friendship, our commitment [...]


August 30, 2008|

Click on the photo for a gallery of images from our wedding in Britain on 5 July.

Colonial backlash

May 28, 2008|

Through the grainy print, I could just make out three men in suits and hats haughtily bristling their guns. At their feet were a line of indigenous men and women [...]

A day in the country life…

May 12, 2008|

My blog hasn’t really caught up with my personal life and some imminent changes afoot, which I will blog about soon.. But this piece has been floating around a little [...]

May 4th referendum

May 6, 2008|

Just imagine if Cornwall decided that it had had enough of Gordon Brown, decided to write its own constitution declaring it had right to control exports and negotiate international treaties [...]

Debt chapter arrives

April 24, 2008|

It has taken forever, but finally my chapter examining the politics of debt in Bolivia has been published in spanish. You can download it here (PDF, 464KB) or read more [...]

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