Derek Wall

The flaws in coalition climate policy May 2011

Derek Wall analyses Chris Huhne's recently announced climate change policy.

The forests are saved, but campaigners must remain vigilant February 2011

Derek Wall puts the fight against forest privitisation in a global and historical perspective.

An ecological manifesto November 2009

The Ecological Revolution by John Bellamy Foster (Monthly Review Press, 2009), reviewed by Derek Wall

Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela August 2009

Derek Wall reviews Pablo Navarrete's new documentary

Can the Green Left rescue Iceland? June 2009

The collapse of the Icelandic banks and economy has created the first left victory of the current economic crisis, says Derek Wall

Up in smoke December 2008

Derek Wall looks at the many dangers of burning our waste

Pubs August 2007

The pub is a British institution under threat. By Derek Wall

Costing the Earth December 2006

The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change has forced even hardened neoliberals to acknowledge that there is a serious problem. But we need to look beyond Stern's emphasis on the market to provide a solution, writes Derek Wall

Open source and free software top 10 November 2005

www.mozilla.org Download the popular Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email package www.openoffice.org The best alternative to Microsoft Office www.limewire.org Sharing millions of music, video and other files www.gimp.org Powerful image manipulation software audacity.sourceforge.net Edit and record your own music and remixes fedora.redhat.com One of the most popular versions of the Linux operating system www.mamboserver.com Award-winning […]

The future is geek November 2005

Why pay out good money to Microsoft and the big corporations when you can get the computer software you need for free? Derek Wall hails the open source revolutionaries

After 30 years, the Green Party comes of age August 2003

Against the odds the Green Party is 30 years old. For those of us on the inside, getting past 1981 looked doubtful and it was perhaps both a surprise and a relief to reach the 1990s. The British political system has traditionally been unforgiving to new parties. But the party has survived, is growing and is making an electoral impact: it has seven MSPs, two MEPs and numerous councillors. Most important of all, it is now a party of the left.

The Green Party and the euro July 2003

While the Green Party now accepts that the UK should stay within the European Union, it sees the EU as over-centralized and driven by a neo-liberal agenda.

Darker shades of green August 2000

Derek Wall traces the thread of ecofascism through the Green movement's history