For decades we have exported a Western consumerist dream to the Global South; little wonder migrants now want to share our good fortune, writes Jeremy Seabrook.
Articles by Jeremy Seabrook
As we consider the plight of today’s asylum-seekers, the fate of Irish refugees two centuries ago is instructive, writes Jeremy Seabrook.
- May 12, 2015
‘The book is based on a simple proposition – that the opposite of poverty is not wealth, but sufficiency. As long as the pursuit of more continues to outrun the desire for a stable security, poverty must persist.’
- January 10, 2011
Jeremy Seabrook meets Mohammad Kamal Uddin, who has worked tirelessly for two decades to transform people’s lives in Bangladesh.
- September 7, 2010
Gopal Mitra experienced the violence and tragedy of Kashmir firsthand, but is hopeful of a peaceful future, as Jeremy Seabrook discovers.
- April 1, 2010
Even global warming is being used for economic gain. But we can’t buy ourselves out of ruin, argues Jeremy Seabrook.
- December 16, 2009
Jeremy Seabrook visits Bangladesh to better understand the roots of child labour.
- September 1, 2009
It’s not just ‘change’ that follows from this week’s public display of contrition by the powerful.
- April 2, 2009
Jeremy Seabrook on how bogus environmentalism is threatening some of India’s best friends of the environment.
- April 1, 2009
Jeremy Seabrook ventures inside a night shelter in India’s capital city.
- May 1, 2008
America’s love affair with universal democracy is not quite as it seems, according to regular NI contributor, Jeremy Seabrook.
- January 8, 2008
Governments often speak of ‘poverty’ or ‘deprivation’ as among the root causes of terrorism. There is much rhetoric about addressing basic issues, which, it is believed, create fertile terrain for fundamentalists and extremists.
- August 11, 2006
The disaster in New Orleans shows the US poor to be a world apart, believes Jeremy Seabrook.
- October 1, 2005
Jeremy Seabrook uncovers his own roots in a now-lost industrial culture to track how the world has been dazzled and damaged by consumerism.
- June 1, 2005
Jeremy Seabrook explains how the global economy is driving both rich and poor into an insecure future.
- March 1, 2005
Defending the forests entails challenging aid and NGOs as well as local governments, says Indian campaigner Pandurang Hegde.
- October 1, 2004
Jeremy Seabrook draws an unholy line from the obscene imagery of Abu Ghraib to the growing repression in Bangladesh.
- August 1, 2004
Jeremy Seabrook counts the emotional costs to migrant labour in a globalized world.
- February 1, 2004
Exiled Iraqi activist Haifa Zangana has her say on the war.
- May 1, 2003