Activism

Why I Joined Liberty

Well, in a nutshell, it was recommended that I do so ….. See, I have been following the Human Right’s Blog Law, Rights & Peaches for a number of months – casually dipping my toe in grand affairs that I am out of my depth in. After a while I plucked up the courage to post a question to Chris (the author of Law, Rights & Peaches) asking him how I can be more involved…

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Letter #5

Dear Andrew Jones MP, Thank you for your continued correspondence – it is nice to see democracy in action. Belonging to the Mother Of All Parliaments seems a daunting task. A task that does not always go the way of sense. Brexit was such a case – however, it was democratically chosen by the British public so I bear witness. However, in the run-up to Brexit, the move to dehumanise and undermine the positive contributions…

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A British Person’s View Of Brexit

Where to start, really. I woke up on Tuesday in Great Britain and will fall asleep today (Friday) in Little England. Hats off to the Leave Campaign. They fought a very aggressive campaign and won. We live in a democracy and ultimately we will suffer the Government we deserve. I am grateful that I have the chance to still complain about the state of the British – however – I will ask you this; when…

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Letter #4

Dear Andrew Jones MP, As you may be aware from our previous correspondence, I have a passion for Human Rights and environmental campaigns – it is about the rights of the Munduruku people and the plight of the Amazon that I am writing to you now. As you will be aware, the Olympics will start in Rio de Janerio in a month’s time. As TV crews arrive from hundreds of countries, those in power will…

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Letter #3

I am a white, middle class man. I have no right to tell a woman what to do with her body. However, people listen to white, middle class men – so – if I can gain that bit more freedom for oppressed women around the world then it is worth a go. I had been contacted by Amnesty International about the case of “Belén” and I was close to tears. So, I am badgering Andrew…

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Creativity

The Day We Went Bat Hunting

After a farily uneventful weekend of sleep and slobbing, I decided to try and make one last hurrah for the weekend. The plan conspired after a telephone call to my Dad who mentioned that the Bats had started to fly around Dark Walk Woods on an evening. I figured I had the right sort of microphone (a BatBox Baton) and the appropriate recording equipment (Olympus LS100) so I invited some loved ones to Valley Gardens…

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