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About Graham Peebles

Graham is an artist, writer and director of The Create Trust, an NGO he founded in 2006. He has run education projects and teacher training programs in Palestine, India and Ethiopia, where he spent two years working with local groups in Addis Ababa. His website is here.

Articles by Graham Peebles

This week’s front page editor


Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Labour Party has regained its principles and offers hope to millions

Vitality and the language of optimism wash through every section of the Labour Party manifesto. The policies articulated offer real hope and stand out as a chance for renewal and social justice.

The rise of anxiety in the age of inequality

In a world so focused on mindless consumption and status acquisition, the developed world’s epidemic of anxiety and depression should come as no surprise.

In Ethiopia, famine stalks the land once again

The answer to famine is not increased levels of food aid, but strategic planning to enable communities to survive the impact of extreme weather, made more acute by climate change.

Market driven homelessness in London

Homelessness in London is spinning out of control.

Austerity and the rise of poverty in Britain

Austerity is a political choice, not an economic necessity, and it is having devastating consequences.

The pain of loneliness

The suffocating condition of loneliness is the consequence of feeling isolated, disconnected, and adrift, not of being alone.

Dalit women and village justice in rural India

Enjoyment of the rule of law requires judicial institutions which act with impartiality. For Dalit women in India’s villages, fat chance.

Suppressed at home, neglected abroad, Ethiopian migrants

The May 24 election, contrary to US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s misjudged and widely criticized comments, is a hollow piece of democratic theatre.

Desperate people, hazardous escapes

Those fleeing violent conflict or brutal repressive regimes, facing darkness and terror as they journey from home to Europe, deserve compassion—not intolerance, paranoia and hate.

Andargachew Tsige: Ethiopian brutality, British apathy

A UK citizen who was a refugee from the one-party state that is Ethiopia has been spirited back into its clutches. Why is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office doing so little?

Worldwide inequality

The advocates of market fundamentalism have sought to close down totally the intellectual space for enquiry and discourse. But a more just and humane model of development, based on equitable distribution of the world’s resources, is a viable alternative whose time has come.

‘Global woman’: abject poverty or domestic servitude

The widespread abuse suffered by domestic workers calls for the urgent enforcement of proper labour laws, the ratification of ILO convention 189 and fundamental changes in attitudes towards women and children workers, including racism, class/caste and gender prejudice.

Ailing from distorted development: healthcare in India

So where has the growth gone; who is it for? Who has benefited from the ‘economic miracle’? The middle class have become rich; the rich have become super rich: the super rich stellar rich.

Corporate colonisation of new India

Twenty years of corporate colonisation of the Indian countryside has fuelled conflict, forced-urbanisation and the breakdown of the democratic ideal.

Displacement, intimidation and abuse: land loyalties in Ethiopia

Industrialized farming in Ethiopia is far removed from the concerns of local small-scale farmers and traditional pastoralists. Impoverishment of hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians and their intense suffering has been the inevitable outcome of military and corporate 'development' plans.

Indian farmers trapped and desperate

A wave of suicides has swept through the Indian farming community in recent years as, driven into heavy debt by deadly competition, many small farmers don't see another way out. A market-fundamentalist Indian government has so far refused to take its responsibilities to stop this growing epidemic.

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