Election ’17: Smears, Cuts and Real Alternatives with Jon Woods Part II

In the second part of Katie Roberts’ interview, Jon Woods of Portsmouth Against the Cuts Together and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), discusses the ‘obscenity’ of Trident, the risks of tactical voting and the perils of Islamophobia. Katie Roberts: There’s a view that when people feel threatened by issues such as immigration and national security Read more

War is Failure: An Interview with a Veteran for Peace Part II

In the second part of our exclusive interview, Veterans for Peace‘s Southeast of England Coordinator Graham Horne talks to Tom Sykes about combat stress, the relationship between the military and the education system and how the new Cold War might go hot. Tom Sykes: Would you say there’s a disconnect between the state’s attitude to Read more

Springtime in Chernobyl Part II

When the Easter break comes round some people like to holiday in Spain or Italy. Not so Portsmouth-based writer and planetary modeller David Angus. He plumped for Chernobyl and here’s the conclusion of his extraordinary tour of the post-disaster zone. Not far from Chernobyl power station was a kindergarten.  The building’s colours were close to monotone Read more

Springtime in Chernobyl Part I

When the Easter break comes round some people like to holiday in Spain or Italy. Not so Portsmouth-based writer and planetary modeller David Angus. He plumped for Chernobyl… Why Chernobyl? Good question. It’s not that easy to answer, but I also couldn’t resist the title. Although the main reason for going to Kiev was the science Read more