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.


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.
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'.
PrEPped to go?
An article looking at PrEP HIV prevention around the world.
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.
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.
Cornish resurgence
The fight to save the Cornish language is growing.
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.
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?
Helping in two clicks: how digital technology is making INGOs irrelevant
A look at 'direct' giving and lending platforms. Is it really that simple?
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.
A new home for RefuTrees
Trees from the 'Battle of Newbury' bypass site are thriving in their new homes across the UK.
Up all night
A brief look at France's Nuit Debout movement.
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...
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...
Is your child an extremist?
The PREVENT, Islamophobia and Civil Liberties National Conference which takes place in London this month.
See you in court
Court cases in Belize and Jamaica could have a positive impact on LGBTI rights in the region.
Kids strike over national SATs tests
Report on the #KidsStrike3rdMay - a national protest over SATs for primary school children.
Four reasons why gender is an essential part of sustainable development
Gender equality is an essential element of sustainable and inclusive development. Here are just four of the reasons why, based on BRIDGE research.
It's time to decolonise feminist knowledge
African and feminist scholars can make active steps to decolonise knowledge production, according to Signe Arnfred from the Institute of Society and Globalization at Roskilde...
From UN negotiations to flooding: climate change in the Caribbean
Report on climate change in the Caribbean and the work of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre in Belize.
Using data to respond to climate change
Open knowledge, open data and the response to climate change in the Caribbean.
Urbanisation, health and the Sustainable Development Goals
The urban share of poverty is increasing: according to the UN, by 2030 almost 60 per cent of the world's population will live in urban areas. Over 90 per cent of this urban...
Five reasons why gender matters for migrants' rights
For International Migrants Day: reasons why gender can't be ignored when it comes to migration. Based on the BRIDGE Gender and Migration Cutting Edge Pack.
Five things the UN climate negotiators could do for gender equality
Priorities for COP21 policy-makers, all drawn from the BRIDGE Gender and Climate Change Cutting Edge Pack.
Three reasons gender matters at the Paris climate talks
Why is it vital that those making decisions on climate change do not ignore gender? Based on BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs on climate change and food security.

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