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The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media

Peter Steven explores the diversity of world media in the No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media and in this blog introduces a media phenomenon in Africa.

Rax Interview with David Babbs

We want to make it easy and exciting for all those people who care to come together to make a difference.’ David Babbs, 38 degrees

Rax Interview with Simon Hughes MP

Active young citizens in Britain can do lots of really useful things. You can help work out how best to involve many more young people in the decisions taken in your area and further away… There is also a lot of opportunity to become involved in public and community life locally.’

The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Surveillance

"Surveillance has truly become a global state in its own right. Anybody could tell that by picking up a newspaper." 

Rax Interview with Media Lens

"We try to bear in mind that the corporate media is the source of some of the greatest, most lethal illusions of our age. We feel that challenging those illusions is of real value in efforts to combat human and animal suffering."

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Poverty

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.’

Rax Interview with Laurie Pycroft

"Once you’re sure that you’re on the right side of a debate, and that it’s an issue you care deeply about, don’t let anyone talk you out of pushing forward with it."

Rax Interview with Craig Kielburger

"Whenever we see something wrong, whenever we see an injustice, we should speak out. I don’t think we should shrug those responsibilities. We do human rights work not because it’s easy but because it’s necessary."

The No-Nonsense Guide to Tourism

When I researched The No Nonsense Guide to Tourism, I was fascinated by the way the concept of ‘paradise’ was created by the tourism industry and the way we bought into it, hook, line and sinker.’

Recipe of the Week: Swooning Imam (Turkey)

Week 15: Our last Recipe of the Week is a Turkish delight of peppers, tomatoes, garlic and spices stuffed in an aubergine and served with a delectable mint sauce. 

Recipe of the Week: Ho-ddeock (South Korea)

Week 14: Just in time for the holidays, these Ho-ddeock cinnamon buns are full of sticky, delicious goodness!

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