This piece first appeared on openDemocracy UK
A ‘Minister for Loneliness’ is a sticking plaster for the ills of neoliberalism
Peter Coville 22 January 2018
Is loneliness the price we pay for an ideology that privileges individual freedom and ‘choice’ above the collective and communal; that sees attachment to others as an obstacle to the[…]
The journalist I assisted in the recent interviews, being interviewed. by Naffy Sah
The journalist I assisted in the recent interviews, being interviewed.
”I mean, it’s hard, it is difficult, there’s no way around it, it’s hard to listen to these stories, but the whole time that I am listening to these women I am[…]
The Lost & Found of Activism… by Tina Rothery
A superb night of laughter, dancing and joy.. followed by the thump of shite in the press that painted these beautiful people in an ugly way… got me thinking of what’s been lost and what’s been found. For me personally it has been the hardest[…]Read more →
The eyes of just 20 out of the 75 Rohingya Rape survivors I interviewed. Forever my sisters, I channelled their pain, sometimes, the first person they had spoken to in detail about their ordeal, we consoled, reassured them to hold their heads up high, not to feel ashamed, we would seek justice for the ghastly[…]Read more →
Today we were beautifully blessed as ‘Protectors’ by The Gyuto Monks of Tibet.
Today we were beautifully blessed as ‘Protectors’ by The Gyuto Monks of Tibet. They journeyed to Lancashire (and will do the same to Yorkshire tomorrow) bringing genuine humanity and obvious spirituality and it was such a pleasure. The good people who have[…]Read more →
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[…]
ICAN UK Nobel Peace Prize Die-in @CNDuk @ICAN_UK #OLSX #ONN
ICAN UK Nobel Peace Prize Die-in #OLSX #ONN
Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2HB
To celebrate the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to ICAN, a network of disarmament organisations including CND, join this die-in outside the Ministry of Defence.
Reasons to be Fearful… 1,2,3+ by Tina Rothery
Like so many in this movement, my sister Julie and I have waded through huge amounts of research over the years …lots of late night sharing and morning cuppa chats that tear pieces out of the subject till they make some sense. I thought I’d pause and[…]Read more →
Independent Living Campaign Conference
Take stock of the key barriers to independent living that Disabled people who use adult social care services face. The day will aim to assess how far the situation has deteriorated in the last year and also to explore a shared vision for an independent living support system that can[…]