Monthly Archives: October 2011

Politics, Money and Personal Abuse.

My last post on “Why aren’t more Americans more visibly angry?” drew a few responses. Tameri says “I am totally pissed at where our country is right now … (but I) desperately want to believe that (politicians) genuinely have our … Continue reading

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Why aren’t more Americans more visibly angry?

The thing I can’t work out today is “Why aren’t more Americans more visibly angry?” I have just watched the BBC, CNN’s, MSNBC’s and the Guardian’s coverage of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. Yes it’s spreading to other cities, but … Continue reading

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The friendliness of strangers.

I was at university today, sitting on one of the benches outside the library, just in front of the window of a café that’s in the library. I had a notepad out and was working on a stats problem. A … Continue reading

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Speaking up for women in Afghanistan. A remarkable story.

I’ve been reading “Raising My Voice” by Malalai Joya, an Afghanistan woman who was expelled from the Afghan parliament in 2007 for criticizing the presence of warlords. When she was only a few months old, her family had to flee … Continue reading

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