Alex Scrivener

Alex Scrivener

Role

Policy manager

Biography

Alex is the policy officer at Global Justice Now.

Latest posts

Not saving the world at COP 21

Over the last few months, attempts have been made to present COP 21, the ‘landmark’ Paris climate summit to be held in December as an opportunity to ‘save the world’. The people behind these appeals appear to believe that if only we had a big enough petition or an impressive enough march, the political elite might be persuaded to use the Paris COP to take serious action on climate change.

Hammond’s anti-migrant tirade echoes Enoch Powell, and we should be worried


13 August 2015

It is depressing that so little has changed in almost half a century. In 1968, Enoch Powell gave his infamous Rivers of Blood speech. He predicted that immigration would cause falling living standards, shortages of hospital beds and school places and spoke of the ‘privilege’ that migrants enjoyed over and above the existing population.

What's the point of 0.7% aid target if it gets spent on malls and luxury hotels?


21 July 2015

The news that the Department for International Development (DfID) is ploughing an additional £735m into its private sector investment arm, the CDC group, should serve as a serious wake up call for the slumbering development sector.

Stop the Indomet coal mine

Global Justice Now and London Mining Network handed in a petition to global mining giant BHP Billiton asking them to pull out of the devastating Indo Met Coal project in Indonesian Borneo.

Here come the bad BITS - it's not all just about TTIP


19 May 2015

The corporate drive for free trade is once more facing critical public scrutiny, and in the rush to oppose TTIP we mustn’t lose sight of the broader context in which the deal is being negotiated.

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