Alan Hughes looks back on the life of a memorable and talented colleague at New Internationalist.
Articles by Alan Hughes
Money has turned the beautiful game ugly, says Alan Hughes.
- March 20, 2014
Alan Hughes has fond memories of meeting a politician devoted to helping others.
- March 14, 2014
‘The Wicked Witch is dead’ but although he’s celebrating, Alan Hughes urges us to fight on against everything she stood for.
- April 8, 2013
Alan Hughes laments the imminent death of a great British institution and calls for action rather than indifference to its fate.
- March 20, 2013
Alan Hughes on why he’ll be celebrating the passing of the Iron Lady.
- September 18, 2012
As thousands protest in Madrid against mining subsidy cuts, Alan Hughes argues we should all resist reckless austerity measures.
- July 26, 2012
David Cameron has zealously torn into those claiming benefits but it’s tax dodgers who should be paying more, says Alan Hughes.
- June 26, 2012
Alan Hughes looks back on the life of the former New Internationalist worker, who recently passed away.
- June 15, 2012
Alan Hughes can’t believe a group of jobseekers were bussed in to work on the river pageant and told to sleep under London Bridge.
- June 5, 2012
Alan Hughes argues the recent offering from Mr Barlow and the Military Wives is a sickly-sweet distraction from the world’s real problems.
- May 29, 2012
The plans for this summer’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and Olympics are making Alan Hughes feel quite nauseous.
- May 21, 2012
A local campaign to keep a care home from closing shows the way forward, says Alan Hughes.
- April 30, 2012
As protesters around the UK tell Branson to stop meddling with the NHS, Alan Hughes reports from Oxford.
- April 23, 2012
Alan Hughes on what he considers to be the great betrayal.
- April 12, 2012
Dissenting voices are being silenced as Virgin Care wins a £500 million contract to provide community services across Surrey.
- April 11, 2012
The Bill has become the Act, but we must still fight it at every step, says Alan Hughes. So get involved before it’s too late.
- April 2, 2012
Alan Hughes can’t believe the nerve of the London Mayor, who’s trying to dupe people into cleaning up the capital ahead of the Olympics.
- March 27, 2012
The people of Britain are sleepwalking into a nightmare, says Alan Hughes. It’s time to wake up.
- March 20, 2012
The Bhopal disaster cost tens of thousands of lives, and blighted half a million. Alan Hughes asks why the company now liable is sponsoring the Olympics rather than paying compensation.
- December 9, 2011
The way we treat the most vulnerable in our society is a sorry reflection of the state of the country’s morals.
- October 21, 2010
David Pitt was for many years New Internationalist’s proofreader extraordinaire; he will be much missed.
- April 21, 2010
Alan Hughes, self-confessed football fanatic, calls for the 2010 World Cup to be banned... here's why.
- December 16, 2009
Gay people are being murdered in Iraq... and it's time we all spoke out against it.
- September 17, 2009
A graphic adaptation of the book by Studs Terkel by Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle.
- September 1, 2009
A new airline has been created to transport pets around the globe. Just the sort of appalling nonsense that makes Alan Hughes wonder if the human race really has any chance of survivial.
- July 15, 2009
It must be tough being Richard Branson or Roman Abramovich just now...
- April 27, 2009
As far as I know, the Ten Commandments have no sub-clauses.
- March 12, 2009
What is the British Government trying to hide now? asks Alan Hughes.
- February 26, 2009
The statistics are shocking, but who’s paying attention?
- January 20, 2009
It’s funny, but has it struck anyone how amazing it is that in capitalism’s latest crisis, governments can suddenly find billions, nay, trillions of dollars to buy out the ailing banks? All with taxpayers’ money of course.
- October 13, 2008
It is entirely possible that Sarah Palin may be a heartbeat away from the US presidency. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry.
- October 3, 2008
I’m a socialist. There I said it. I’m a socialist.
But wait a minute. You’re not supposed to admit to being a socialist these days. Socialism is dead. It’s in the past, like dinosaurs and glam rock. The free market has won the day. The end of history. We’re all happy consumers now. Capitalism rules.
- February 27, 2008
If anyone had any doubts as to what’s happening to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) please read below extracted from the excellent newsletter Health Campaigners’ News published by the the NHS Support Federation and the national Keep Our NHS Public campaign.
- January 24, 2008
Here’s a question, something that has been bothering me for some time now: How does Tony Blair sleep at night?
- November 28, 2006