Category Archives: Economic Justice

Solidarity during COVID-19: Switzerland and France

The beginning of spring has brought blooming solidarity. Despite the isolation and the social distancing, many communities have found new ways to support and help each other. Numerous community groups, associations, solidarity groups and NGOs have increased their work to

Solidarity during COVID-19: Switzerland and France

The beginning of spring has brought blooming solidarity. Despite the isolation and the social distancing, many communities have found new ways to support and help each other. Numerous community groups, associations, solidarity groups and NGOs have increased their work to

Peacebuilding in Europe: No Social Justice, No Peace

I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career working with and for stakeholders within the peacebuilding sector. My interest in conflict prevention and peacebuilding work has always been rooted in its acknowledgement and starting assumptions of complexity and nuance.

Peacebuilding in Europe: No Social Justice, No Peace

I’ve spent a good portion of my professional career working with and for stakeholders within the peacebuilding sector. My interest in conflict prevention and peacebuilding work has always been rooted in its acknowledgement and starting assumptions of complexity and nuance.

There is no shortcut to a world without racism

“For every attempt made by marginalized people to express anguish and seek change for historical (and ongoing) harm, there’s always pushback from those who demand that we suffer only in the expected ways, express that suffering with an acceptable tone,

There is no shortcut to a world without racism

“For every attempt made by marginalized people to express anguish and seek change for historical (and ongoing) harm, there’s always pushback from those who demand that we suffer only in the expected ways, express that suffering with an acceptable tone,

No-one left behind: The rhetoric and reality of keeping our supermarkets stocked

“This is the worst place I have ever lived in”, Karidioula Kession a 32-year-old Ivorian man told the Spanish newspaper El País. Karidioula arrived at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 2016. “If I told my family I lived here

No-one left behind: The rhetoric and reality of keeping our supermarkets stocked

“This is the worst place I have ever lived in”, Karidioula Kession a 32-year-old Ivorian man told the Spanish newspaper El País. Karidioula arrived at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in 2016. “If I told my family I lived here

Renaissance possibilities for all: Universal Basic Income

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, European governments are having to consider policies that they would have previously dismissed or even ridiculed. Neville Keery shares his view on one such issue. Neville is a Quaker from Ireland, and a founding

Renaissance possibilities for all: Universal Basic Income

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, European governments are having to consider policies that they would have previously dismissed or even ridiculed. Neville Keery shares his view on one such issue. Neville is a Quaker from Ireland, and a founding

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

Why using the language of war is counterproductive in our global public health crisis: some reflections from self-isolation

Clémence Buchet–Couzy is Peace Programme Assistant at QCEA. One of the things that has really struck me in today’s peculiar times is the rhetoric of war used by many political leaders to talk about the COVID-19 situation. Such rhetoric seems

Hey Siri, how peaceful is my phone?

“I come from one of the richest countries on the planet. Yet the people of my country are among the poorest of the world. The troubling reality is that the abundance of our natural resources – gold, coltan, cobalt and

Hey Siri, how peaceful is my phone?

“I come from one of the richest countries on the planet. Yet the people of my country are among the poorest of the world. The troubling reality is that the abundance of our natural resources – gold, coltan, cobalt and

CETA: always in TTIP’s shadow

In the wake of the recent TTIP leaks and their fallout, including Francois Hollande’s threat to block those negotiations, there is a risk that discussions at the European Council on the very similar deal between the European Union and Canada,

CETA: always in TTIP’s shadow

In the wake of the recent TTIP leaks and their fallout, including Francois Hollande’s threat to block those negotiations, there is a risk that discussions at the European Council on the very similar deal between the European Union and Canada,

TTIP threatens success of Paris climate agreement

It is a month after the Paris agreement to tackle climate change was finalised, but the debate has yet to die down. The deal has been welcomed by many – indeed the fact that 195 countries reached an at least

TTIP threatens success of Paris climate agreement

It is a month after the Paris agreement to tackle climate change was finalised, but the debate has yet to die down. The deal has been welcomed by many – indeed the fact that 195 countries reached an at least

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed

Corporate power danger shown by EU alcohol ruling

An EU court has been considering whether European free trade rules will prevent Scottish plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. It is now more than three years since action to reduce the consumption of the cheapest super-strength alcoholic drinks was agreed