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Amy Hall

Journalist and editor

Location icon United Kingdom

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.

Portfolio
New Internationalist
02/28/2018
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, from the US to the UK, Australia to Brazil.

openDemocracy
04/19/2017
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 climate change, as well as from flooding and coastal changes. The assessment also predicts that problems with water shortages, food production, and with new pests and diseases will be high risks in the future.

openDemocracy
03/16/2017
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 understanding of environmental justice. This was the first time I had been awoken to the devastation of the tar sands in Canada.

openDemocracy
02/15/2017
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, and the 'most ambitious' trade agreement that the EU has concluded. And the European Parliament is voting on it today.

New Internationalist
11/01/2016
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
11/01/2016
PrEPped to go?

An article looking at PrEP HIV prevention around the world.

New Internationalist
10/01/2016
Cornish resurgence

The fight to save the Cornish language is growing.

Positive News
10/01/2016
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
09/01/2016
Racism bites

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

New Internationalist
07/06/2016
A new home for RefuTrees

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

New Internationalist
07/06/2016
Up all night

A brief look at France's Nuit Debout movement.

New Internationalist
06/01/2016
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 the Rent.

New Internationalist
06/01/2016
Is your child an extremist?

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

New Internationalist
06/01/2016
See you in court

Court cases in Belize and Jamaica could have a positive impact on LGBTI rights in the region.

BRIDGE
02/29/2016
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 University, Denmark. She was speaking at a University Sussex Development Lecture on 18 February 2016.

Interactions
02/08/2016
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 growth will happen in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

New Internationalist
07/01/2015
Stop forced closures

News story about the indigenous led campaign to stop the forced closure of Aboriginal communities in Australia.

Transition Free Press
06/09/2015
Platform campaigner detained in Azerbaijan on her way to 'Oil Games'

As Baku prepares to host the 2015 European Games, those who oppose the country's leading family, and its oil wealth, are facing a crack down. In this post, Amy Hall explains why British oil and gas company BP is accused of propping up the regime. Emma Hughes, an activist and journalist working for London based...

New Internationalist
06/01/2015
Awards for Bigots

Malaysia's Aiyoh Wat Lah! 'awards' for sexism. [pdf]

Interactions
02/16/2015
Sexual and gender-based violence in the Sustainable Development Goals

In July 2014, the 17 suggested Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) were presented to the world by a United Nations General Assembly Open Working Group. The SDGs aim to build on the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which cover development issues such as poverty, education and health.

Transition Free Press
02/04/2015
Real Media conference celebrates independent journalism

Transition Free Press is one of many media outfits, telling the stories that are seldom heard in mainstream media. from a perspective which is largely hidden. Now a new campaign aims to bring these platforms together to highlight media distortion and to promote independent public interest journalism.

Institute of Development Studies
03/30/2015
Commission on the Status of Women steps up work to engage men and boys

Gender justice is not just a fight for women, by women: a clear message from the 59th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) which took place 9-20 March 2015 in New York. The event marked 20 years since the 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women and its landmark Platform for Action.

Transition Free Press
02/02/2015
Accelerating transition, city by city

A European research project hopes to find out what makes Transition Initiatives thrive and, in turn, support the change towards sustainable low-carbon societies In communities across Europe there are people getting together to build stronger, greener local communities and economies. But why do some regions turn into vibrant hubs, while in others things peter out?

Transition Free Press
11/08/2014
Practical action on housing

From the Focus E15 mums to tenants unions and co-operatives, the housing crisis has triggered a wave of activism and people exploring their own solutions to its problems. Today in Hoxton, East London the residents of the New Era Estate marched against a 10% hike in rent after their homes were bought up by a private...

New Internationalist
05/01/2014
Beyond burnout

Activists exposed to traumatic situations seldom seek help to deal with the psychological impact – but support can be vital for their health.

Interactions
01/26/2015
Unpaid care and the Sustainable Development Goals

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have shaped the international development agenda since they were officially established in the year 2000, following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations. The eight target Goals cover development issues such as poverty, education and health.

Newint
29/01/2013
PODCAST: Vanessa Baird and Owen Jones on the feral rich

This is an episode in the Radio NI podcast series, which features regular interviews with contributors to New Internationalist's magazine and books. You can subscribe to this podcast for free iniTunes, or via the , or by visiting theRadio NI blog to check for new interviews.

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