Boizot - Courses


The Politics content on this site has grown "organically", as the site was originally designed for other narrower purposes. I rarely have time to update the politics and news content on this site anymore. It can be found in various places;


Talking Politics

 September 29, 2011, 10 a.m. - 12 noon for 10 weeks, St. Matthew's Rooms, Carver St. S1 4FT. Ongoing discussion-based group open to newcomers.

A Question Of Health

 September 29, 2011, 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. for 10 weeks, Hurst House, 11 Abercrombie St., Chesterfield, S41 7LW. Discussion-based course looking at principles and politics of health.

Details of my current Adult Education courses, including "Current Affairs" "Talking Politics" and "Society and the World Today", are at COURSES. There also is a separate page with full details of the "Changing Ourselves, Changing Our World" course.


The LINKS2 page has a section on CHANGING THE WORLD which includes politics, campaigning, ecology, etc. Other material is in the HEALTH and DIRECTORIES sections.

The NEWS & VIEWS page is no longer updated, but has many links to articles around a variety of issues - US foreign policy including war in Iraq and Afghanistan, US and Latin America, health, ecology, plenty of "one-offs", and links to some other news websites (need updating...).

Longer articles posted on this website include;

  • THE MATERIAL BASIS OF ACCUMULATION (Great article, shame about the title!) by Stan Goff. "Our world crisis is analyzed in the three dimensions of resource depletion, economic injustice, and the dynamics of political power in a period of systemic breakdown. Mainstream progressives still discuss economic and social justice without discussing Peak Oil; they share with the free market economists a blissful ignorance of thermodynamic reality. But conversely, many Peak Oil discussions neglect the explosive political energies which might erupt from below during the disaster-process...." Posted December 7, 2004.

  • WHY BRITAIN IS GOING TO WAR by John Smith. Essential reading for background - UK involvement in Iraq since the 1920's including bombing Kurdish villages, CIA involvement in the 1963 coup and with Saddam Hussein, the economic interests involved, the forging of the UK-USA "special relationship" .... You can also download the article in pdf format. Posted January 11, 2004.

  • THE NEW U.S. NUCLEAR POSTURE from MoveOn bulletin, June 6, 2003 (posted June 22, 2003)

  • WHEN DEMOCRACY FAILED: THE WARNINGS OF HISTORY by Thom Hartmann. Parallels between Germany in the 1930's and the USA today. Posted April 7, 2003.

ABOUT ME - Interested in politics since my teens, I was active for 13 years in the ecology movement, and was involved in various campaigns - e.g. against dumping of nuclear waste at Fulbeck in Lincolnshire - and groups. I was co-chair of Sheffield Green Party, and an active participant, and occasional session chair, at many national Green Party conferences. I am not currently a member of a political party.

I currently teach for the WEA (Workers Educational Association) in Sheffield and the York area. In Oct. 2004 I took over an existing "Talking Politics" class. I also teach, or have taught, "Changing Ourselves, Changing Our World", Aromatherapy, Looking After Yourself - Holistic Health and Alternative Therapies, Circle Dance, International Folk Dance, and Drumming.

I am also a self-employed aromatherapist, Circle Dance teacher and musician. I have the City & Guilds 7407 Adult Teaching Certificate, and a BA in Politics.


Paul Boizot. Page updated 09.06.14

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