#metoo groped at a business meeting

It has been more than a week since the news of the sexual harassment carried out by the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein broke. The scale of his evil acts has become apparent subsequently with more…

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Fight racism because girls come in different skin tones

The Benetton ad below which features children of different races reflects the changing cultural context of the world that they are growing up in. On ‘International Day of the Girl’ the importance of sending girls encouraging messages to…

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Who has the European Central Bank’s listening ear?

Private financial corporations occupy most of the seats on the advisory groups that provide advice and expertise to the European Central Bank (ECB). A report titled, ‘Open doors for forces of finance’, by CorporateEurope Observatory…

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Tory boy ‘locker room talk’

Taken from The Evening Standard in London

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Thank Goodness Vince Cable has acknowledged the violence in Catalonia

There was something quite disconcerting about Vince Cable being on a pro-Brexit march today while the European Union was being castigated for not expressing an opinion about the police brutality in Spain. Numerous videos on Twitter…

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Looking for your views on LD conference for my radio show

On the last Wednesday of every month I co-host a radio show with Geoff Payne, Hackney Lib Dems, on a popular community radio station called K2K Radio –  http://ktokradio.com/. We go on air tomorrow, 27…

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Sheffield goes for Gold with the hosting of the Special Olympics

About 2,600 athletes in Sheffield are leading the way in showing how sport is an inclusive event. These athletes from Scotland, Wales and England have learning disabilities and are celebrating a week of sporting achievement…

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The Greek Files

When citizens of a country are called upon to sacrifice more and more of their liberty, quality of life and dignity the only words to describe the situation, to use a cliché, is ‘Greek Tragedy’,…

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I am hosting a free movie screening on International Women’s Day in London

On International Women’s Day, 8 March, I am hosting a free screening of a 1926 Russian made movie called ‘Mother’. The film is set during the time of the Russian Revolution and the plot is…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day starts at home

The global nature of International Women’s Day does not require a global action to make it a day of celebrating women’s achievements. Sometimes actions taken in your ‘own backyard’, figuratively speaking, can help launch a…

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Children with disabilities take on the world of modelling

The disconnect between the mainstream image and reality of the modelling world being dominated by able bodied zero sized models and the faces and abilities of everyday human beings is being challenged. The challenger is…

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One American woman’s Journey from Conservativism to Liberalism: thoughts on religion and racism

The following is a guest blog post from an American woman, Christine, living in London for whom Donald Trump’s presidency has been a life defining moment. I met Christine recently and while we were having a chat it…

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