Welcome...

Rupert Read, teacher, author, blogger and Green campaigner.Hi, I’m Rupert, and this, my site, gives you a way in to the things that I, probably like you, care about.

I’m a teacher (of philosophy), an author, a blogger, and – closest to my heart – a Green campaigner.

I believe strongly that Britain needs a positive change. We need a government that will put your health, your livelihood and your family before the interests of big business and endless ‘growth’.

We need action, and soon, against the values of greed and negativity that have lead to us facing potentially catastrophic climate change.

Instead, we need to value the good things about humanity; our ability to share, to care, to have fun, to communicate and to think intelligently and creatively about our own futures.

And we need a new way of thinking, about politics, about philosophy, and about our role in the world.

I hope you find something here of what you’re looking for. You can also visit my blog or follow me on Twitter.

And why not also check out my think-tank, Green House.

Yours,
Rupert Read, teacher, author, blogger and Green campaigner.

Latest writings

Ideas for a Radical Green Manifesto

Ideas for a Radical Green Manifesto

Introduction: the big picture

Green politics starts from the realities we now find ourselves in. Human beings are changing the planet in fundamental ways – altering the atmosphere and climate, reducing biodiversity and trashing ecosystems. This is the Anthropocene, and human impacts are going beyond the boundaries that have maintained the planet in a relatively stable state.

At the centre of human pressures on the planet are two forms of growth – economic growth and population growth. Both are powerful and complex forces.

General Election 2017: a Green realignment of British politics?

Theresa May has called an election allegedly to secure her ‘mandate' for a hard Brexit - although in practice it is difficult not to see this as cynical party political maneuver to elect more Conservative MPs in the face of a weak opposition.

Despite the slew of positive opinion polls for the Conservatives that have become a distressing feature of this year's politics, the reality is that their ideology, Neoliberalism, is in deep crisis...