There is a particular detachment from the plight of people who live in countries far away from me that I have experienced. I suppose it is partly to shield myself from the sadness of it all, and also accepting there is nothing I can do about innocent civilians being bombed. I met a delightful young …
“Surely the greatest burning injustice of all is children having to go to school ill-clad and hungry.” Gordon Brown Universal Credit was advertised as making work pay and empowering those on low incomes but in fact two-thirds of poor children are now in families where someone is working.
Universal Credit is harsh by design and cruel in its intention. Inside the castle walls there was much eating, drinking and merriment whilst the poor outside succumbed to starvation. A National Audit Office (NAO) report revealed that Universal Credit is not value for money and may even cost more than the benefit system it …
ONE VOICE AGAINST MODERN SLAVERY I have great admiration for Human Rights activists who stand up for other people in spite of the potential risks they bring upon themselves. A couple of years ago, I inserted a post about Elena Urlaeva in Uzbekistan. Elena was targeted for investigating and speaking out against slavery in …
“No victim was too vulnerable: women, children and pensioners were beaten too.” Any man who beats defenceless people with a stick, is a sick, disturbed and sadistic man without any honour.
“There are occasions when it pays better to fight and be beaten than not to fight at all.” George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia
“When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it’s tradition.” Letty Cottin Pogrebin – Mhairi Black MP: “Tories, it’s your job to fix WASPI scandal” WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality
The UK Government’s planned cuts of nearly £4 billion in Scotland will disproportionately affect women, disabled people, young adults and children. Austerity is a political choice, not an economic one.
Oppression is always wrong no matter what the species is.