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Alice Gray


In-depth: Methods of non-hierarchical self-organisation have long empowered Palestinian communities in the face of five decades of Israeli occupation, writes Alice Gray.

12 May, 2017

In-depth: New initiatives in sustainable agriculture and food production foster moves away from dependency on Egypt's current economic order towards creating social change from the grassroots.

29 January, 2016

In-depth: The race is a milestone event in Sinai's cultural calendar, and stands as a landmark to the strength and persistence of Bedouin culture - even in these troubled times.

19 January, 2016

Farkha, a small village of around 1,500 people in the northern West Bank known for its Communist organisation, is set to be Palestine's first member of the Global Ecovillage Network.

17 December, 2015

Feature: Israeli activists are installing renewable energy systems in Palestinian communities, empowering locals to stay on their land in the face of pressure from Israeli authorities to leave.

18 June, 2015

Feature: As Palestinian farmers harvest their cereal crops, a military exercise using live ammunition staged by the Israeli army is starting fires that are destroying thousands of dunums of farmland.

14 May, 2015

Feature: An alliance of water management experts and environmental activists are looking to bring life back to the deserts of Jordan.

26 April, 2015

Comment: The sumoud of rural communities in Area C is the only thing slowing down total colonization of the West Bank. Alice Gray reflects on the occasion of Land Day.

30 March, 2015

Egypt's Sinai used to be a tourist haven. But instability has scared tourists away and hit the livelihoods of many locals. Alice Gray looks at one project attempting to change that - and safeguard the area's future.

24 February, 2015

One man’s struggle for sustainable farming on his land in the occupied West Bank is not only a fight against occupation. It suggests that international environmental law provides a legal avenue for Palestinians to sue for their rights.

10 February, 2015