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- September 2014. Evening Standard, “You snooze, you lose: how to pimp your sleep” – A short interview on polyphasic sleeping.
- August 2014. EQView, “Polarised is important because… of Homophobia.” – A piece I was asked to write to promote a friends documentary talking about the impact of housing on LGBT mental health.
- June 2013. Mancunian Matters, “Revealed: Cannabis makes up 75% of Greater Manchester drug seizures – with an average 15 busts a DAY“, and “Revealed: Average of £90,000 worth of drugs seized in Manchester EVERY DAY – £28million over ten months” – Greater Manchester police makes yet another ton of drug busts and fails to have any effect on supply.
- January 2013. Politics UK, “Is the leader of CLEAR impersonating a journalist?” – a republication of my blogpost exposing Peter Reynolds, leader of CLEAR – Cannabis Law Reform (a political party ‘campaigning’ for the legalisation of cannabis), as impersonating a journalist in order to obtain personal information about me. I am informed the post was by read by tens of thousands of people!
- October 2012. Pink News, “Comment: I Love Being Jewish and Bisexual” – a comment on my experiences of being LGBT and Jewish in the Reform movement, after reading a friend’s comments on Judaism and Orthodoxy. I didn’t pick the title.
- September 2012. Weed World Magazine, “Regulation Required” (PDF, pg 110, pg 111) – a feature examining how to best regulate cannabis while protecting children and users.
- May 2012. Mancunian Matters, “Manchester drug experts and activists question new government powers to control legal highs, following temporary ban on ‘legal ketamine’ MXE” – …a lengthy title that largely explains the purpose of the article.
- April 2012. Mancunian Matters, “Cannabis crackdown across the North West ‘waste of money and police resources’, says Manchester activist” – they were getting quite fond of my quotes by this point.
- March 2012. Mancunian Matters, “Greater Manchester Police promise cannabis famine as ‘evil’ farmers destroy communities”– a news piece on the recent cannabis farms arrests in Manchester featuring a quote from me.
- February 2012. The Jewish Chronicle, “No “cure” – You can’t “pray away the gay””– a news article on a homophobic column from the Jewish Telegraph featuring a quote from me.
- December 2011. Mancunian Matters, “Are the Liberal Democrats finished in Manchester?”– a comment piece on the state of the Liberal Democrats in Manchester featuring a quote from me.
- July 2011. iSmoke Magazine, “Re:Vision Drug Policy Network”– a lengthy feature explaining the Re:Vision Drug Policy Network’s history and viewpoint on cannabis.
- March 2011. Manchester Mule, “A New Phase for the Student Movement is Starting”– an article analysing the achievements of the student movement against the rise in tuition fees.
- January 2010. Manchester Mule, “Dispatches from Copenhagen II: Being a Protest Medic” – a report from the COP-15 protests in 2009 in Copenhagen, where I was an action medic.
In November 2012, I took up being a monthly columnist with Lesbilicious, a web magazine for lesbian and bi women.
- February 2013. “The Pope’s resigned! What does that mean for LGBT people?” – my thoughts on Pope Benedict and the best we can hope for as LGBT people from the new Pope.
- February 2013. “Order the Confetti! But is Homophobia a Vote-Winner Anymore?” – a look at the tsunami of social change sweeping global politics and if it’s worth being anti-gay to gain votes.
- December 2012. “Religious gay marriage ban will only cover Anglicans now. Woo.” – a post on the upcoming gay marriage bill in the UK, which now includes religious marriage, but not for gay Anglicans.
- November 2012. “Religious people can be gay – get over it!” – a post on the upcoming gay marriage bill in the UK, which did not include religious marriage.
Re:Vision Drug Policy Network
- December 2012. “Breaking the Taboo: A Review” – a review of the drug policy film following the Global Commission on Drug Policy.
- December 2012. “The Royal Baby and Drug Policy” – I can link anything to drug policy.
- October 2012. “Drug Decriminalisation: a Good Idea, but not Enough” – A comment on the UK Drug Policy Commission report calling for the decriminalisation of small amounts of cannabis.
- September 2012. “Why is Regulation of Drugs Important?” – A basic explanation for why drugs need to be regulated.
- March 2012. “Please don’t send your stoner teenager to military school!” – an article regarding a mother who had contacted us promoting her blog about her experiences of imprisoning her son in military school.
- November 2011. “Cocaine Unwrapped: A Review” – A review of Rachel Seifert’s documentary looking at cocaine producer countries.
- February 2011. “”THIS IS NOT JUSTICE” – MEDICAL CANNABIS USER JAILED FOR 16 MONTHS“- A press release regarding the imprisonment of prominent cannabis campaigner Winston Matthews.
In Student Direct, the University of Manchester Student Union’s Newspaper:
- October 2010. “The Chemists are Winning”: The Rise of Mephedrone and Legal Highs – a feature recounting the events leading up to the banning of mephedrone.
- April 2009. Has the World Gone Drug-free? – a feature looking at the global drug trade.
- December 2008. BNP: More Important than NO2ID? – a column written after an anti-ID cards motion failed to reach quorum at a General Meeting because anti-fascists passed a no platform policy and then left en masse. Original article available at the SD website here: BNP: More Important Than NO2ID?.
MMU Pulp, the Manchester Metropolitan Union’s newspaper:
- November 2011. STUDENTS AND “SMART DRUGS” – a very short article whose format was hopelessly mangled, explaining very briefly the nature of cognitive enhancing drugs.
In The Riveter, the women’s rights collective magazine:
- September 2009. Women in History – Caroline Norton – a very short biography of one of the first feminists in Britain.
I also used to spend a great deal of time editing Wikipedia, and several media appearances came of it. The major one was being interviewed for an article in The Times, but I was also briefly featured in The Advocate, and wrote an article on the LGBT WikiProject I was running at the time in the American Library Association Roundtable Spring newsletter.
- SX News, Something Wiki this way comes, September 19, 2007.
- The Times, You couldn’t make it up, March 2, 2007.
- The Advocate, The LGBT Wikipedians behind the mammoth online encyclopedia, Issue #987, June 19 2007, page 26.
- American Library Association, GLBTRT Newsletter/Spring 2007, Vol. 19 No. 1, Page 6.
And things I did when I was a teenager:
- 15th August, 2008. A level blues? How about a free gap year? Case study for the Ilkeston Advertiser about being a full-time volunteer in my gap year.
- January 2007. Handing over to the Next Generation Essentially an attack on the Sunday Telegraph in the Essex Chronicle for writing “Police give teenage tearaways lessons in handling the media”. I was interviewed by the Telegraph for the article and then my words were twisted out of all recognition, and I was unsurprisingly very annoyed at the result.
- November 2006. Smoking is Bad for You A short article for a column on “youth voices” in the Essex Chronicle. I was doing my A level coursework on revolutionary France at the time, why is why I assume I kept quoting the Declarations of the Rights of Man.
- 2006. The Importance of Volunteering Again, the managing to link everything in the world to my coursework at the time (in this case, volunteering and the liberal reforms of 1906) would suggest this was published in 2006.
- October 2006. Trip to Parliament A report for my school newsletter about our English department’s trip to parliament was never actually published, but I include it here for the same reason it was denied publication – it was fucking funny and unfit to print as an actual report.
* June 2013. Channel 4, “Do We Still Need Pride?“. 4Thought asked me to do a piece on being LGBT and Jewish. Three hours of filming, 1:41 of footage. *sigh*
My Youtube channel also has a small number of videos that I have shot out and about.