Barrie Collins

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Barrie Collins

Barrie Collins is an optometrist is associated with the libertarian anti-environmental LM network who used the alias Barry Crawford. In particular, he has contributed to Living Marxism and Spiked,[1] spoken at the Battle of Ideas [2] and collaborated with Africa Direct and WORLDwrite.[3] Barrie contributed to “Rethinking Human Rights: Critical Approaches to International Politics", Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, edited by David Chandler.

Barrie grew up in South Africa and became politically active as a student in Johannesburg in the late 70s and early 80s. He left South Africa in 1986.


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  • Kenan Malik, Kunle Oluremi and Barry Crawford, 'Books', Living Marxism, No. 8 - June 1989, p. 44.
  • Frank Richards and Barry Crawford, 'South Africa: why a two-stage revolution won't work', Living Marxism, No. 19 - May 1990, p. 28.
  • Barry Crawford, 'The making of Mozambique's famine', Living Marxism, No. 33 - July 1991, p. 36.
  • Barry Crawford, 'Zaire: heart of darkness', Living Marxism, No. 36 - November 1991, p. 29.
  • Barry Crawford, 'A democratic Africa?', Living Marxism, No. 47 - September 1992, p. 36.
  • Kenan Malik and Barry Crawford, 'The truth about Somalia', Living Marxism, No. 51 - January 1993, p. 16.
  • Barry Crawford, 'Recolonising Africa', Living Marxism, No. 57 - July 1993, p. 20.
  • Vanessa Adams and Barry Crawford, 'Holy war on Islam', Living Marxism, No. 65 - March 1994, p. 24.
  • Helen Searls and Barry Crawford, 'Rwanda: the great genocide debate', Living Marxism, No. 88 - March 1996, p. 14.
  • Barrie Collins ‘This time, Bob, it’s personal’ Why is the international community so hung up about democracy in Zimbabwe? Spiked Online, Friday 22 February 2002.
  • Barrie Collins Zero tolerance for Zimbabwe: If Zimbabwe's elections had been free and fair, how much difference would it have made? Spiked Online, Wednesday 20 March 2002.
  • Barrie Collins In the waiting room of the Rwandan genocide tribunal: Why I agreed to be an expert witness for the defence – and why the judge wouldn’t let me. Spiked Online, Friday 26 May 2006.
  • Barrie Collins Rwanda: obscuring the truth about the genocide Spiked Online, Wednesday 13 August 2008.
  • Barrie Collins Who made a mess of modern Rwanda? Spiked Online, Monday 23 August 2010.


  1. "In the Waiting Room of the Rwandan Genocide Tribunal", Spiked website, accessed 2 May 2010
  2. 'Barrie Collins' Battle of ideas website, accessed 6 October 2013
  3. "Projects Stopped versus Project Potential", WORLDwrite website, accessed 2 May 2010