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About Nick Buxton

Nick Buxton is a communications consultant, working on media, publications and online communications for TNI. He has been based in California since September 2008 and prior to that lived in Bolivia for four years, working as writer/web editor at Fundación Solón, a Bolivian organisation working on issues of trade, water, culture and historical memory.

Articles by Nick Buxton

This week's editor

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Guest editor Ronan Harrington introduces this week's theme: Spirituality and Visionary Politics.

Ronan is a freelance political strategist and co-creator of Alter Ego, a gathering exploring the future of progressive politics.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The winners and losers in EU’s great privatisation fire sale

Selling state assets such as ports and airports in order to meet bailout requirements is not a realistic solution to the financial crisis.

How will Davos Man address inequality?

Will it mean consigning today’s neoliberal model, that has created the transfer of wealth upwards, to history’s trash-heap? Perhaps unsurprisingly, no, not at all.

Ten years on: Katrina, militarisation and climate change

A security-led approach to climate change and complex emergencies not only fails to address the fundamental causes of these crises – it will often exacerbate them.

Ocean grabbing: a new wave of twenty first century enclosures

Not only are the small-scale fisher communities best placed to ensure food sovereignty, but they are also the starting point for any serious transition towards an ecologically and socially just food regime. We need a revolution to bring the oceans back into the global commons.

Cashing in on catastrophe: how to stop the climate crisis profiteers

New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina provides one of the most disturbing portraits and dystopian preludes of what the militarisation of climate change looks like. There is a hidden story here.

After Doha: rejecting dystopia by default

Fear and insecurity is filling the void left by our governments' inaction on climate change. But framing Climate Change as a security problem, rather than one of justice or human rights, may only perpetuate that.

Revolutionary times in Bolivia?

The indigenous leader Evo Morales has emerged from a tumultuous period in Bolivia's politics to lead the presidential election race. Nick Buxton in La Paz asks whether his radical project can survive the pressures on him from the Bolivian elite, the social movements, and the United States. 

Bolivia in revolt

The campaign by poor, indigenous Bolivians against utility privatisation has become a political insurrection. Nick Buxton reports from La Paz on the crisis in the landlocked, resource-rich but deeply polarised Andean republic. 
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