We interview actor Tom Burke ahead of the new series of Strike, his close relationship with the late Alan Rickman and why he's drawn to. Changing institutional and political structures is a long term goal. the way institutions work and our networks of relationships with aware insiders everywhere. We hope to pass our goal by early January Every contribution, big or small, will help us reach it. Please make a year-end gift today to.
Strike inhabits a London that is both quaint and menacing, full of greasy cafes, darkened boozers and the kind of restaurant where villains might have a regular table. No one ever eats lunch at Pret. Grainger and Burke are an engaging double act, while stalwarts Martin Shaw and Tara Fitzgerald form part of the wide range of suspects.
Princes William and Harry were among those speaking about their memories of that sad and strangely febrile interval, along with Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell and some key members of the royal household. We all remember where we were that week, but it can be hard to accurately recall the public mood: The footage, more than the recollections, brought it all back.
A man looks directly into a TV camera and says: The outpouring of public grief — the flowers, the wailing, the vigils at the palace gates — caught those in charge on the hop.
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Tony Blair sought to characterise it as a successful resetting of the relationship between the British people and the royals, a transition he artfully stage-managed.
The public, abetted by the media, gave itself permission to embark on a mass intrusion into private grief by trying to own it.
It was the week we forgot that two young boys had lost their mother. Put simply — what we work on is as important as how we operate, and who we work with is more important than the scale of our internal resources.
E3G therefore invests heavily in its capability to gather intelligence, gain insight, and build relationships of trust with critical actors The Philosophy behind E3G: The following is a short manifesto written by the founders of E3G at its conception. To find out more about the thinking behind E3G, follow this link. The second generation widened that focus to include pollution and natural resources.
Campaigning from outside the established institutions, the environment movement in the 20th Century brilliantly succeeded in building consciousness of the harm human beings are doing to their planet and thus to themselves. It has been less successful in changing the choices and behaviours that cause that harm.
Third generation environmentalism builds on this success.
The third generation of environmentalists are not outsiders. They are to be found at all levels in bureaucracies, corporations, universities, trades unions, professional associations, voluntary organisations and elsewhere throughout the world.
They are for solutions rather than against problems. They know that no one nation, organisation or person can deliver lasting environmental change.
They will work with anyone, anywhere, who has something better to offer the environment. E3G is an environmental organisation for the 21st Century. Its mission is to turn arguments into achievements by working with the hundreds of thousands of third generation environmentalists to be found within the existing matrices of power and influence.
E3G does not have a new environmental agenda.
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith review – Strike at the London Olympics
It has a different approach to the current agenda. Moving the Agenda Stabilising the climate, halting the collapse of ecosystems, building sustainable communities, meeting our long term needs for water, energy, food, health, fibre and minerals responsibly are core challenges of the 21st Century. Failure will undermine civilisation itself. National, economic and personal security are all undermined by a degraded environment.
Political instability, poverty and ill health all increase as environmental quality declines.
About E3G – Tom Burke
Humanity is not fundamentally short of the resources, technology and capital to deliver security and prosperity to all of the eight billion people that will soon share our planet.
We know now how to do this without irreparably degrading the environment which supports all our livelihoods. But our inability to put resources, technologies and capital together in ways that are sustainable is ever more apparent.
Wherever you look, unsolved problems mount while the means to solve them lie unused. They are faults with the system as a whole. By their very nature, environmental problems cannot be dealt with from silos — from one government department, industry sector or advocacy position alone.