Joseph Mayton is a freelance writer based in San Francisco.
Joseph Mayton: There are better ways to control North America's wolf populations than removing wildlife protections and permitting hunting
Joseph Mayton: The Qu'ran reminds us that animals and birds are 'communities like you'. So why do so many Muslims break their fast with meat?
Joseph Mayton: Meat is important in Middle East religious and social culture but giving it up could solve economic and environmental concerns
Joseph Mayton: Measures to further restrict the freedoms of women are being taken by conservatives who see them as temptresses
Joseph Mayton: Parallels between the Na'vi and oppressed people in the Arab world are flawed – and imply the need for a foreign saviour
Joseph Mayton: Gamal Mubarak has done some good work, but the status of the president's son represents all that is wrong in Egyptian society
Joseph Mayton: A cull has backfired on Egypt's government, showing it to be more concerned with losing face than protecting citizens
Joseph Mayton: More and more members of the Muslim Brotherhood now see western ideals as compatible with an Islamic party