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This time one year ago, by Tina Rothery

This time one year ago, by Tina Rothery
 
This time one year ago, I was looking at the bag I’d packed for my two-weeks in prison. Court was in the morning and unless I agreed to sign agreeing my financial situation and agree to pay Cuadrilla £55,000 (cost of an eviction that wasn’t a[…]

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Dear Prince Harry: Congratulations from a fellow Brit married to an immigrant.

 

Dear Prince Harry
Congratulations on your engagement to Meghan!
As a fellow Brit married to an immigrant, I wanted to share some of the enormous battles that you will surely face in the years ahead to ensure that she is allowed to stay in the country so that the two of you can live[…]

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Everytime we go to the camps to listen, my heart breaks some more

 
Every time we go to the camps to listen to stories, my heart breaks some more. By Hannah Aiyana.

This afternoon, Sophie and I met with a woman who had lost all of her children. The army had doused them with kerosene in front of her eyes and burned them alive. My heart[…]

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MeToo. Woman born in the 1960s.

When I was a teenager, I thought men treating me like a sexual object was just a fact of life, like cold wind with rain in it blowing horizontally in your face, or like when your first car breaks down and it’s before mobile phones and you have to hitch a lift to a phonebox[…]

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This is for my men out there by an Occupy Sister

This is for my men out here by an Occupy Sister

This is for my men out there. Femmes, it’s triggering. I’ve been having hard triggering arguments with the men in my life about scenes like this since I was about 16. I had already experienced my first assaults by then. This is the first[…]

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MeToo by Louise Somerville

MeToo by Louise Somerville

Like many others I have been on a journey with #MeToo. The revelation that every single woman has experienced sexual abuse, and suffered from male physical power and strength has been an astounding collective experience.
Yet, from the beginning, I felt deep concern that men may feel they were being labelled[…]

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Metoo Campaign by Matilda

Metoo Campaign by Matilda

Julian Assange has just added his voice to the conversation around sexual assault prompted by the revelations coming out of Hollywood. His target is “self-proclaiming male ‘feminists’” who turn out to be ‘predatory sleaze-bags’ – a different species than Weinstein, clearly, but one with which I am much better acquainted.
Because[…]

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Remember Sabra and Shatila: 35th Anniversary of the Massacre

Remember Sabra and Shatila: 35th Anniversary of the Massacre.
THE MASSACRE
In the summer of 1982, “PLO fighters” (ie Palestinian men of fighting age) were evacuated from Beirut, and the women, children and elderly people left behind began to rebuild their lives during the respite from Israeli shelling and air raids. On 15 September 1982,[…]

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Time to dump Trump

Time to dump Trump by Corinna Lotz

This is a mirror of the original article here http://realdemocracymovement.org/charlottesville/
Trump’s comments about the conflict in Charlottesville at yesterday’s news conference – if it can be called that – have sent shock waves around the United States.
Veteran presenters on CBS television said they had “never seen a[…]

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