Reflections on the Ukraine Crisis
CA’s new Co-Chairs share their thoughts on the “vital role of art in confronting racism and discrimination head on”, and “exploring the the complexity of all forms of migration”.
How talking about ‘humanity’ and not ‘crisis’ can aid all refugees right now
Recommending positive, human and solutions-oriented framing, for hopeful narratives that can engender compassion and create a culture of welcome.
Insights on Countering Disinformation
A rich study based on a convening of 80+ diverse experts, covering how to approach disinformation systemically and leverage areas for change, and implications for funders.
The energy prices rip-off
“Making sense of energy price rises is important. They’re going to be the cause of a lot of poverty in the UK, soon. So, I’ve been doing some analysis...you’re about to be ripped off, massively.”
Hypocrisy re: protest legislation
“Any Tory who is currently praising the bravery of Marina Ovsyannikova for protesting against the war on Russian TV is a F***ING HYPOCRITE. They just voted for a #PolicingBill that could send people to jail for up to 10 years for doing that in the UK.”
BioLabs fake news
“I decided to drill down more on a core component of the #biolabs fake news.” What's fascinating about this is the clear overlap between pro-Russian propaganda and genuine Chinese officials amplifying it.”
Ukraine, democracy and the far right
“How the meme of a Ukrainian granny with a gun hides a far right secret OR the fog of war is murky, beware of the far right OR, the fight for multi-racial democracy at home and abroad.”
How to talk to children about war
“To help parents, family and care-givers navigate the overwhelming task of responding to children's fears and worries, Ane Lemche, a psychologist and child counsellor at Save the Children, has shared five tips on how to speak to children about war.”
The breadbasket of the world is at war, what are the shocks for Africa?
Covering racial discrimination, surging food prices, supply chain disruption, energy market dynamics, and geopolitical alignment.
Ukraine is not causing the cost of living crisis
"We are seeing potentially a deliberate narrative shift that effectively says the entire cost of living crisis is due to Ukraine and we all need to make sacrifices - that is not correct."
“The chaotic conditions we've seen globally over the last few weeks are a warning from a future in which emergency action isn't taken to avert the environmental crisis.”