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  • You can’t sink a rainbow, you can’t seize a sunrise

    Blogpost by Alex Harris - January 24, 2014 at 15:44

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    I trembled as I walked through the grounds of Murmansk prison on the 26th September.

    Inmates watched me and the arrival of the other notorious 29 new prisoners through their cell windows. It was pitch black outside, but the prison was alive. Alive with the sound of barking dogs, prison alarms and prisoners shouting through their barred windows.

    A guard handed me a plastic mug, a tin steel bowl, a spoon, a folded up mattress and a sheet. That’s all I had, that and a toothbrush and a book in my pocket, when the guards closed the steel green door on me. The sound of the slamming door echoed throughout the corridor. I was alone and afraid.

    As days in prison passed I became stronger.  As weeks passed I became hopeful. In prison they take away ...

  • One of the most challenging weeks of my working life starts today: the week of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

    Over 2,500 Presidents, Prime Minsters, CEOs, Celebrities and Academics with a smattering of civil society, will be holed up in a small and posh mountain resort in Switzerland to discuss, in the words of the WEF, “improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.”

    At a moment when 20th century power structures typified by the Davos devotees, try to squeeze the last buck out of a denuded environment and a failing industrial complex, new power structures are emerging, together with new threats, new solutions and new opportunities.

    Many pay up to 250...

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  • Business leaders give forest destroyer April one year to reform

    Blogpost by Richardg - January 22, 2014 at 16:14