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Frankenpolitics: The Left defence of GMOs NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 6 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Some background: Last September, Red Pepper, a progressive UK magazine, published a brief article,  ”Silenced GM scientist speaks out against biotech coercion“, on its website about Gilles-Eric Seralini, the French molecular bio...
Socialize Big Pharma NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Analysis piece originally published by Jacobin magazine and syndicated in Salon on 29 June, 2013.  The pharmaceutical industry, like oil companies and arms manufacturers, isn’t viewed highly in the public imagination. And for good rea...
JP Morgan to eurozone periphery: “Get rid of your pinko, anti-fascist constitutions” NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 1 Month, 1 Week, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Blog post originally appeared on my Austerityland blog hosted at the EUobserver, on 7 June, 2013.  At times, I do marvel how antiseptic, bland even, that the language of the most wretchedly villainous documents can be. Last week, the European ec...
Dawkins vs democracy NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 2 Months, 6 Days, 20 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Opinion piece originally appeared in Red Pepper on 22 May 2013. Richard Dawkins, professional atheist and Twitter provocateur, has branched out beyond his recent foray into Muslim journalist-baiting to offer his recommendations for parliame...
Kick ‘em all out? Anti-politics and post-democracy in the European Union NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Minutes ago
A paper I wrote for the journal of Statewatch, the EU civil liberties watchdog. It can be downloaded in full from the Statewatch website (pages 9-20). One of the more cringeworthy moments of the last few years of sometimes ideological, sometimes stre...
Greece: “A promise from the army has been obtained to not intervene against a civil uprising” NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 5 Months, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Interview with former Greek ambassador was published in the New Statesman on 24 February, 2013. It is always enlightening to hear the frank assessment of a diplomat upon leaving the service, once unshackled from “the patriotic art of lying for...
The TB drugs don’t work NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
This article was originally published on the Nature News blog on 17 October, 2012.  The good news is that tuberculosis prevention efforts appear to have broken the back of the spread of the disease, according to the World Health Organisation&rsq...
Nanotechnology: Armed resistance NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Investigative feature published in Nature on 5 September, 2012. This piece was short-listed for the 2013 Association of British Science Writers award for Best Feature. The Nature podcast for 30 August also interviewed me about the topic (at the 13:50...
Massive shrinkage in African great ape habitat since 1990s NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 9 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
News article appeared on the Nature News Blog on 28 September, 2012. Great-ape habitat in Africa has shrunk precipitously in the past two decades, according to the first continent-wide survey of the state of environmental conditions suitable for the...
Put Whitey Back on the Moon NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Opinion piece first appeared in Jacobin on 24 September, 2012.  The death of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has unleashed wistful, “Where is my jetpack?” lamentation in some parts of the press, shocked into a realization...
Austerity for the people, welfare for the banks NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 1 Year, 11 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
I co-authored this article with Andrew Bowman, a research fellow with the University of Manchester’s Centre for Research on Socio-cultural Change (CRESC) and Financial Times blogger, originally published in Red Pepper in August 2012.  Whil...
Dawkins’ support for private schools lets Loch Ness Monster into biology class NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 2 Years, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Article originally published in Red Pepper on 11 July, 2012. The news that thousands of Louisiana school-children will be taught that the Loch Ness Monster is real in order to show that the theory of evolution is false pinged...
North Carolina Sea Level Rises Despite State Senators NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 2 Years, 1 Month, 4 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
News article appeared in Scientific American in June, 2012. Could nature be mocking North Carolina’s law-makers? Less than two weeks after the state’s senate passed a bill banning state agencies from reporting that sea-level rise is accel...
The Broken Olive Branch NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 2 Years, 1 Month, 1 Week, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
On 18 June, 2012, I spoke to New Hampshire Public Radio about the government-ordered destruction of a 30-year-old publicly-funded research project in Italy involving transgenic olive trees, cherry trees and kiwifruit vines — one of the lon...
Italian anti-GM group wins destruction of 30-year-old olive-tree project NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 2 Years, 1 Month, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
News article originally published on Nature News Blog on 12 June, 2012. For complete article visit the Nature website. The sudden government-ordered destruction of a 30-year-old publicly-funded research project in Italy involving transgenic olive tre...
Ex-ECB chief: ‘If parliaments do not give us what we want, we will annul them’ NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 2 Years, 2 Months, 6 Days, 21 Hours ago
Article originally published in Red Pepper on 21 May, 2012 If there is anyone left doubting that the struggle against austerity is fundamentally a struggle for democracy, the chilling proposal of former European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet...
Brussels task-force exploring restoration of Greek monarchy NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
This was originally intended to be an April Fool’s story for the EUobserver, but due to some editorial hiccups, it was never published. I’d planned on putting it up here … Continue reading →...
Eastern Europe and the push for ‘double genocide’ laws NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
The European commission has rejected calls from eastern Europe to introduce a so-called double genocide law that would criminalise the denial of crimes perpetrated by communist regimes, in the same way many EU countries … Continue reading &...
EU raids ebook publishers in price fixing investigation NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The European commission has launched morning raids on several publishing houses suspected of fixing the prices of ebooks, as a huge battle for the future of the sector is fought within the publishing … Continue reading →...
Roma campaigners dismiss Brussels’ claim on evictions and expulsions NEW
1848 (Leigh Phillips) 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
A year after a succession of countries in Europe began breaking up Roma encampments and expelling hundreds of EU citizens back mainly to Romania, the European commission has claimed it is winning the battle to … Continue reading →...