BBC INTERVIEWS ON OXFAM SHOPS REOPENING AFTER COVID

15 June 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

After three months closed due to lockdown restrictions we are delighted to be able to start reopening some of our 595 high street shops this week. I talked to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire (from 42 mins) and Nicky Campbell on 5Live Breakfast (from 2h7mins) about new safety measures to protect staff and shoppers, and how … Continue reading “BBC INTERVIEWS ON OXFAM SHOPS REOPENING AFTER COVID”

THE GUARDIAN – JOINT LETTER CALLING FOR A GREEN RECOVERY

| Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I joined the heads of 56 other UK charities, representing 22 million members, to write to the prime minister urging him to use economic rescue packages to ensure a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic. This would include any bailouts subject to strict low-carbon conditions, and action to cancel, rather than suspend, the debts of developing … Continue reading “THE GUARDIAN – JOINT LETTER CALLING FOR A GREEN RECOVERY”

OPINION: REASONS TO HOPE – CARING FOR CARERS

1 June 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I was asked by Compass to contribute an article to its Reasons for Hope series – how we can collectively build back better from the coronavirus crisis. I wrote about how the powerful shift in attitudes to carers, with the nation coming together to applaud them weekly, could be the tipping point for how we … Continue reading “OPINION: REASONS TO HOPE – CARING FOR CARERS”

UN SPEECH: SUPPORTING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DURING COVID19

28 May 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

I was asked to address the UN’s high level event on action to support the world’s poorer countries to cope with the impacts of Covid19 now – and to recover afterwards. The pandemic has exposed structural problems with our global economic system, deepened inequalities and increased poverty – we need urgent action on debt, tax … Continue reading “UN SPEECH: SUPPORTING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DURING COVID19”

THE GUARDIAN – JOINT LETTER CALLING FOR BENEFIT REFORM TO HELP COVID-HIT FAMILIES

21 April 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

This is a worrying time for everyone, but particularly for less well-off families who have seen their finances hit by the pandemic. Along with 50 anti-poverty campaigners – including Child Poverty Action Group, religious and faith groups – I wrote to the work and pensions secretary urging her to relook at universal credit’s two child … Continue reading “THE GUARDIAN – JOINT LETTER CALLING FOR BENEFIT REFORM TO HELP COVID-HIT FAMILIES”

OPINION – BOND: WHY INTERNATIONALIST VALUES ARE MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER

30 March 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

A key test for governments will be whether they choose a nationalistic path, or work together to respond to this collective crisis. A key question for the future is whether any sense of global solidarity fostered by this common threat can usher in new, lasting forms of joint action worthy of the name. Find out … Continue reading “OPINION – BOND: WHY INTERNATIONALIST VALUES ARE MORE IMPORTANT NOW THAN EVER”