Activism

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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Activism

Letter #2

I am in the process of writing a letter to my local MP, Andrew Jones – this time about British Cluster Bombs being used against civilians in Yemen. Cluster bombs are an illegal weapon, banned under international law since 2008. Amnesty International uncovered a British-made BL-755 — a particularly nasty model, which consists of a large bomb that opens mid-air to scatter 147 smaller explosive bomblets across a wide area. What is a cluster Bomb? The below…

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Activism

Letter #1

Dear Mr. Jones, Andrew – can I appeal to you as a person not as an MP. I would question why you, Andrew Jones, would vote to decrease the welfare of a severely disabled adult by what is our weekly expenditure for the food shop. I am not appealing to you as a politician – I am trying to appeal to you as a man. You held yourself as a man of promise, Andrew, but the…

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