This is just the beginning. A taster, a teaser, a tantaliser, if you like. I can say little more, except that the thing is multifarious and huge, featuring the interwoven work of 56 creative contributors. My part in it is titled THE SCRIMSTONE CIRCUS GOSPEL. More information here, including a fine clock counting down to… Continue reading Time

Jay Griffiths – Forests of the mind

This, from Aeon online magazine, on the 12th of October, is absolutely brilliant. Great writing. Burning truths, unflinchingly told. Jay Griffiths writes here about shamanism, metaphor, artists, fools and the imbalance in our allegiance to the hemispheres of our brains. There is a clarion call in this writing to remember that realm of our own… Continue reading Jay Griffiths – Forests of the mind


This is a piece of my writing that appears in the latest Dark Mountain collection along with Sometimes a Wild God – I’m posting it here as a taster of what you can find in the book, which is being launched in Liverpool on Saturday 15th September. Do go along to the launch if you… Continue reading Nettle-Eater

Russia dumped 17 nuclear reactors and tons of nuclear waste in the Arctic over decades

Originally posted on Earth First! Newswire:
by Charles Digges / Bellona.org Enormous quantities of decommissioned Russian nuclear reactors and radioactive waste were dumped into the Kara Sea in the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia over a course of decades, according to documents given to Norwegian officials by Russian authorities and published in Norwegian media. Bellona…

Survival International: Yanomami Indians ‘massacred’ by goldminers in Venezuela

[EDIT 10th Sept 2012 – It looks like this was a false report. We’ll probably never know why it was reported as real. Read about it at Intercontinental Cry.] This news, together with the overturning of the halting of the Belo Monte dam by a Brazilian judge, makes me sad today. This is what the… Continue reading Survival International: Yanomami Indians ‘massacred’ by goldminers in Venezuela