David Jay Morris

Category: Parallel session

Biography

David Jay Morris serves as the Co-Press Officer of the St Helens Chapter of the Green Party of England and Wales and is a long-time supporter of progressive causes and opponent of authoritarianism in all its forms.

Now semi-retired, he lived in Japan and Guam for more than 30 years and is fluent in Japanese.  While there, he served as the special assistant for the head of protocol for the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and was moderator for a series of “Nordic-Japan Environmental Forums” held in that city.  David is also a former international news editor of the Guam Daily Post, earlier worked for the New York Daily News and Long Island Business Review in the US, wrote a column with his wife, Dr. Lynette Adams, for Japan’s Shinano Mainichi Newspaper and had a bi-weekly radio show in Nagano City.  David and Lynette now live mainly in the UK with their cat and three dogs and operate L&D Enterprise, a company they started in Japan which specializes in online education, editing, translation and other language services.
For a sample of David’s thinking related to the theme of this session, please take a look at this article he recently published on the progressive US website, Cannonfire. 
 

 

Links

http://cannonfire.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/a-slow-motion-coup-detate.html

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