Enefer, John

John Enefer
13 August 2011Feature

John Enefer considers what prompted him to support his local Kurdish community

I work for a group that helps refugees and asylum seekers, something which would not, I realise, send me to the top of the Christmas card list of the average Red Top editor or reader. Sometimes people ask me why I do it.

As I am not the kind of person who, poised like Rodin's Thinker, probes his deepest motives, I don't find this question easy to answer. Perhaps, though, some purpose might be served if I try to answer it here.

The group I work for is based in Hastings and…

1 November 2008News

The threatened Iraqi oil rip-off was highlighted in central London on 11 October in a lively demonstration. The demo, organised by Hands Off Iraqi Oil, featured a huge puppet of Dick Cheney trying to grasp an oil well. It was timed to coincide with the start of the last 100 days of the Bush administration, a period expected to see its sustained effort to force through a law that would mean the effective privatisation of Iraq’s main industry.

As the march snaked its way from Shell…