Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Role

Media manager

Biography

Kevin Smith is the media manager 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. In his spare time he obsesses about obscure disco records and hangs out with his cat.

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Maybe giving aid money to big business doesn't solve poverty. Who knew?


21 May 2015

In 2009 the Conservative party unveiled their new international aid agenda and stated that, “capitalism and development was Britain’s gift to the world.

Five badass moments of small boats taking radical climate action

Everybody loves a good David vs Goliath narrative, so it’s no surprise that a fleet of plucky kayaktivists in Seattle have captured both hearts and headlines when they paddled out to take on Shell’s behemothic Arctic drill rig this weekend.

Crisis point for TTIP as Cameron is summoned to Brussels by Big Business


18 December 2014

Cameron is meeting in Brussels today alongside other European heads of state in a meeting convened by the Confederation for British Industry (CBI).

Efford’s NHS bill passes first reading - another blow to TTIP


21 November 2014

Today in Parliament, 241 MPs voted in favour of the Clive Efford's private member's bill aimed at preventing the privatisation of the NHS and 18 MPs voted against, which means that it has passed its first reading.

TTIP media - from blackout to splurge


19 November 2014

While Cameron was wishing for "rocketboosters" to strap on to the beleagured TTIP trade deal, last week saw a whole host of critical voices cropping up in the press.

Art and social change - confessions of a converted sceptic


03 November 2014

I can admit it. I used to be a political art sceptic. For a number of years when I was first involved in activism and mobilisations, I felt like the ‘real’ politics was happening on protests and actions and organising meetings.

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