Author: Ross Baxter

Our news too often comes from individuals and companies with too much power, and this is a danger to democracy (Photo: BBC)

Smash The Press

The mainstream media is not only irrelevant to modern society, it is actively dangerous. The mainstream media has, for a long time, been of great benefit to society. However in recent years this reporting...

Today thousands of students will march for a free education. (Image: National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts)

Fees Fi Fo Fum

In response to Jasmine Bennett’s defence of tuition fees, Ross Baxter lambasts the principle of paying for higher education. Today thousands of students are expected to march in London for free education. For a...

A banner from a rally in Dresden, Germany. We must be willing to help refugees in their time of need. (Photo: The Independent)

Let Them Come

Ross Baxter makes an appeal for the UK to accept more refugees. “When one man dies, that’s a tragedy. When thousands die, that’s a statistic.” A quote often misattributed to Stalin, but one that...

Renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, is essential for the future of our planet. (Photo: Wired)

Vive la Révolution Verte!

Looking at how energy is currently produced, Ross Baxter calls for a greater emphasis on sustainable energy production by individuals. We currently live in a society where the power resides in the hands of...

Enough is Enough.

Yesterday saw two more unnecessary deaths as a result of gun violence. When will this madness end? WARNING: Distressing content. “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”...

Can’t you even look at me?

Homelessness is often seen as a result of a person’s choices, and all too often, we turn a blind eye to it. That has to stop. The way that we treat the homeless in...

Security: At What Price?

In its rush to tackle extremism, the government must not adopt extremist policies which threaten the very liberty the terrorists are trying to destroy. On Monday 20 July, I learnt something about myself. Well,...

Pushing down the poor: for what?

In the wake of such a significant Budget, Ross Baxter of the Green Party thinks it’s an austerity of ideas that makes us think such a policy is necessary. In these current times, with...

Vive la Republique!

In the light of recent interventions in politics by members of the royal family, Ross Baxter of the Greens ponders whether it’s time to boot them all out. Last week, I found myself in...

It’s Time to Stop Killing Creativity

In its push for greater rigour in Britain’s schools, the government is at risk of neglecting creative subjects for academic ones, the very subjects which create well-rounded and confident individuals. Creativity is under attack...

Bursting the Westminster Bubble

Not a day went by in GE2015 that “The Westminster Elite” weren’t mentioned or ramming their views down our throats. Ross Baxter of the Greens says it’s time to shake Westminster to its core...

A Green Ray of Hope Shining In a Sea of Blue

Ross Baxter of the Bath & North East Somerset Green Party, reflects on the Greens’ electoral performance last Thursday and gives reasons why Greens shouldn’t be quite so glum. The Aftermath: The Greens By...

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