New Internationalist

Articles by Pete Speller

Tibet: the destruction of Lhasa

Pete Speller describes his anger on discovering that the old city is due to be replaced with a tourist attraction.

  • May 16, 2013
  • 5

Chinese police fire on Tibetan protesters

The brutal crackdown by the Chinese government must be stopped, says Pete Speller.

  • January 26, 2012
  • 0

Fortnum & Mason convictions are unacceptable assault on protest

The guilty-by-association verdict for 10 Uncut activists is straight-up intimidation, says defendent Pete Speller.

  • November 18, 2011
  • 4

Stand up for Tibet! G20 leaders told

Demonstrators declare 2 November an international day of action and tell world leaders to act on Tibet – where nine monks and one nun have set themselves on fire this year in protest at the Chinese occupation.

  • November 2, 2011
  • 2

To hold a banner is not a crime!

Student activist Edd Bauer was arrested last week for demonstrating peacefully outside the LibDem conference. Pete Speller reckons the police have overstepped the mark – again.

  • September 28, 2011
  • 5

Taking on tar sands

Pete Speller on his documentary that exposes the evils of the tar sands oil extraction project in Alberta, Canada.

  • September 9, 2011
  • 4

The process is an ass!

Rushed decisions, disproportionate sentences and collective punishments mean the post-riots legal process is on shaky ground, argues Peter Speller.

  • August 17, 2011
  • 1

Bowing out

What does the Dalai Lama’s resignation mean for Tibet?

  • March 14, 2011
  • 2

Privatizing profit and socializing risk

Oil companies operating in conflict zones should take responsibility for their workers, and not assume that the government – and tax-payer will step into the breach.

  • March 2, 2011
  • 0

Policing the police

The police are succeeding in criminalizing protest, silencing dissent and stopping freedom of the press. But who are they accountable to?

  • November 29, 2010
  • 1

Legal aid cuts will wreck lives and increase inequality

The Tories’ latest ‘money-saving’ decision will have a huge impact on the most vulnerable.

  • November 24, 2010
  • 0

About Pete Speller


Pete Speller is a video journalist, blogger and campaigner based in Oxford, UK. He works developing video and technology support for protests and justice movements, such as with the group Students for a Free Tibet where he worked supporting citizen journalists in Beijing during the 2008 Olympics.

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