New Internationalist

Articles by Michael Pooler

Radicalising philanthropy at the grassroots

The Edge Fund aims to eliminate the barriers to financial backing faced by marginalized and radical groups. Michael Pooler reports.

  • March 13, 2013
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‘Grow Heathrow’ could change housing law

A win for the community garden could see private landlords held to account under the European Convention of Human Rights. Michael Pooler reports.

  • January 15, 2013
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‘Mockery’ made of London cleaners’ living wage

Union says working-hour cuts will keep Société Générale cleaners in poverty. Michael Pooler reports.

  • October 8, 2012
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John Lewis’ cleaners fight back

Those cleaning the huge department stores in London are still paid the minimum wage but now they’re getting organized, reports Michael Pooler.

  • July 5, 2012
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Move Your Money campaign launches

Depositors withdraw their money from major banks in favour of ethical alternatives.

  • February 11, 2012
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On Wednesday, Britain saw its biggest strikes for 85 years, sounding a note of challenge to the government’s austerity drive, reports Michael Pooler.

  • December 2, 2011
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Sparks rise up against pay cuts

Electricians unite as construction industry giants decide to cut their pay by up to 35 per cent, reports Michael Pooler.

  • November 28, 2011
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Student protests: the return to the streets

Despite relatively low numbers on Wednesday, the push for a truly public university system is by no means dead in the water, says Michael Pooler.

  • November 11, 2011
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