Activism Procrastination

Rejoice!!!

Nothing much happening this afternoon – so, I spent some time on Facebook. What led me to the ICAN site was the headline: “UN Votes To Outlaw Nuclear Weapons In 2017.” Something that piqued my interest immensely. Two days ago, on Thursday 27th October 2016, The United Nations adopted a landmark resolution to launch negotiations in 2017 on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in…

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Activism Procrastination

Letter #7

As a member of Amnesty International I receive emails asking me to sign petitions. This one chimed with me. Being on a low income, I would not be able to represent myself in court if I was attacked. The response will be in the footer. Dear Andrew Jones, I am disappointed to see the latest evidence suggesting that the reforms to legal aid introduced by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act…

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Activism Procrastination

Letter #6

Below, you can read the letter I have just fired off to Andrew Jones MP (Harrogate & Knaresborough Conservative Party MP). It seems bizarre that I am having to write about the subject matter – Whaling – in 2016 (nearly 2017). Greenpeace was founded to help highlight the plight of the whale. That was decades ago. Yet, we are still having to campaign to help protect them. In the interests of democracy, I will publish…

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