Amy Hall

Journalist and editor

Brighton based freelance journalist and editor. I have covered social and environmental justice, race, feminism, activism, politics and the arts from across the UK, Cambodia, India, the US and Belize.

I write for New Internationalist and a number of other publications, as well as a monthly column for openDemocracy on the environment, corporate power, democracy and the British state.

United Kingdom


New Internationalist

No justice, no peace: Black liberation movements today

I guest edited the March 2018 issue of New Internationalist which which focused on Black Lives Matter as a rallying cry for a generation of black activists around the world,...


Three ways the fossil fuel industry influences the UK political system - and three things you can do

Climate change is bad news. According to the Government's own Climate Change Risk Assessment, we are already facing high risks to health, well-being and productivity from...


Colonialism, climate change and the need to defund DAPL

Back in 2009, when I was an undergraduate student, I went to a talk given by Eriel Tchekwie Deranger of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation which had a significant impact on my...


Liam Fox doesn't want you to know about the EU/Canada trade deal

It is one of a ' new generation' of trade deals agreed in secretive negotiations around the world. It has been described as the ' ugly brother' of TTIP, the EU-US trade deal,...


UK: How deportations are tearing families apart

Protesters draw attention to government's use of 'inhumane' and 'secretive' charter flights to forcibly deport people.

New Internationalist

And finally... Gwenno

Interview with Welsh musician Gwenno Saunders about her cultural influences, minority languages and singing in Welsh and Cornish on her debut solo album 'Y Dydd Olaf'.

New Internationalist

PrEPped to go?

An article looking at PrEP HIV prevention around the world.

New Internationalist

A thousand small bricks to make a home for all

A new project in Brighton provides housing to vulnerable migrants thanks to small contributions by hundreds of people.

The Guardian

Brighton gears up for new fleet of solar-powered buses

Working with Brighton Energy Coop, The Big Lemon bus company want to switch to electric buses charged by solar electricity generated at their depot.

New Internationalist

Cornish resurgence

The fight to save the Cornish language is growing.

Positive News

Brighton helps migrants bed in

Brighton & Hove residents are setting up standing orders of at least £1 per month to rent a house for migrants unable to access other support.

New Internationalist

Racism bites

A look at the grassroots response to racism in post-EU referendum Britain.


Co-operating with the council

How can worker co-operatives work with local authorities?

New Internationalist

Helping in two clicks: how digital technology is making INGOs irrelevant

A look at 'direct' giving and lending platforms. Is it really that simple?

The Guardian

Greggs and M&S join movement to donate leftover food to solidarity fridges

Designed as a way to share surplus food in solidarity with those in need, community fridges are spreading around the world.

New Internationalist

A new home for RefuTrees

Trees from the 'Battle of Newbury' bypass site are thriving in their new homes across the UK.

New Internationalist

Up all night

A brief look at France's Nuit Debout movement.

The Ecologist

Cornish community vows to keep fighting 'Super Quarry' development planned in a Marine...

Shire Oak says that the quarry could generate between £140m and £190m for the Cornish economy, but the Community Against Dean Super Quarry (CADS) group say the proposed 'super...

New Internationalist

The London students who refuse to pay rent

Rats, cockroaches, floods, ceiling collapse, an exploding toilet and extortionate prices are just some of the complaints from more than 1,000 London students campaigning to Cut...

New Internationalist

Is your child an extremist?

The PREVENT, Islamophobia and Civil Liberties National Conference which takes place in London this month.