About James Hitchings-Hales

James is a Digital/Communications Officer at Global Citizen. A devout Welshman based in East London, he adores new music, adventures abroad, and Liverpool Football Club. When he's not studiously tinkering with his Fantasy Football team, he's busy either quoting Kanye West or planning his next ambitious trip away. His favourite things in the world are his labradoodle (called Pandora), Huw Stephens, and everything David Bowie did in the 70's.

Why James Hitchings-Hales is a Global Citizen

Equality is everything. I believe that every human being must aspire to universal common ground, beyond self interest. Feminism, LGBT rights, Black Lives Matter: it must all come together to unite a world often in divisive disarray. We must recognise our privilege, and work with the world to recognise that we're all in this together. We have more in common than that which divides us.

Stories

  1. Article: 'Vote': Greta Thunberg's Last Message Before Her Sailing Voyage Back Home

    'Vote': Greta Thunberg's Last Message Before Her Sailing Voyage Back Home

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Nov. 14, 2019

    It will likely take the 16-year-old climate activist three weeks to get back to Europe. Read more

  2. Article: Mavis Staples Shares Martin Luther King Jr.'s Favourite Song on Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast

    Mavis Staples Shares Martin Luther King Jr.'s Favourite Song on Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Nov. 1, 2019

    Listen to Hozier and Mavis Staples talk about the Civil Rights Movement and protest music. Read more

  3. Article: John Legend and Kelly Clarkson Record Feminist Take on ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ for #MeToo Era

    John Legend and Kelly Clarkson Record Feminist Take on ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ for #MeToo Era

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Oct. 29, 2019

    The reimagining of the problematic festive fave will focus on consent. Read more

  4. Article: This Halloween, Britain Will Waste Enough Pumpkins to Feed the Whole Country

    This Halloween, Britain Will Waste Enough Pumpkins to Feed the Whole Country

    By James Hitchings-Hales  and  Pia Gralki|Oct. 28, 2019

    Want to hear something scary? The UK will bin 8 million pumpkins this Halloween. Read more

  5. Article: Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion to Be Legal in Northern Ireland for the First Time

    Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion to Be Legal in Northern Ireland for the First Time

    By Daniele Selby  and  James Hitchings-Hales|Oct. 22, 2019

    It’s a truly historic moment. Read more

  6. Article: Nick Grono on Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast: Modern Slavery ‘Happened Because Laws Aren’t Being Enforced’

    Nick Grono on Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast: Modern Slavery ‘Happened Because Laws Aren’t Being Enforced’

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Oct. 22, 2019

    Nick Grono started his career as a corporate lawyer. Now, he rails against global modern slavery. Read more

  7. Article: Outrage as Police Order a Total Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests in London

    Outrage as Police Order a Total Ban on Extinction Rebellion Protests in London

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Oct. 16, 2019

    Any assembly of two or more people linked to the climate group is now illegal. Read more

  8. Article: Renewable Energy Just Overtook Fossil Fuels in the UK for the First Time

    Renewable Energy Just Overtook Fossil Fuels in the UK for the First Time

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Oct. 16, 2019

    Renewable energy just provided 40% of all of Britain’s electricity needs. Read more

  9. Article: Fatboy Slim Drops Remix of Fiery Greta Thunberg Speech

    Fatboy Slim Drops Remix of Fiery Greta Thunberg Speech

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Oct. 10, 2019

    The “Right Here, Right Now” mashup is having a bit of a moment. Read more

  10. Article: Bono on Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast: ‘Where You Live Should Not Decide Whether You Live’

    Bono on Hozier’s ‘Cry Power’ Podcast: ‘Where You Live Should Not Decide Whether You Live’

    By James Hitchings-Hales|Oct. 8, 2019

    Hozier first met Bono in a car park in Dublin. Years later, they're still talking about injustice. Read more