Tag Archives: equality

Tax – it’s not a fee for services

There is a prevailing sense that paying tax is something everyone naturally wants to avoid. I think it is a pernicious undermining of any kind of social cohesion to give this view too much credence. It is made worse by … Continue reading

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Surrounded by the occupation

Originally posted on EAPPI UK and Ireland Eyewitness Blog:
By EA Elaine, Southern West Bank. Mahmoud, his family and extended family live in the beautiful South Hebron Hills at the southernmost tip of the West Bank. They are in what…

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Becoming homeless in East Jerusalem

Originally posted on EAPPI UK and Ireland Eyewitness Blog:
By EA Isabel, Southern West Bank. The home of the Risheq family was a pleasant house in the suburbs of Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem. Its three stories provided shelter for…

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Why the NHS matters – and why it matters that it stays in public hands

There’s been an interesting infographic going round Twitter which I thought worth sharing here: The graphic is a bit difficult to read so here’s the wording against each row of figures in order (top to bottom): Had a medical problem … Continue reading

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A Media Frenzy on Extremism – does this help to generate more violence?

The last few weeks have been quite bad from the point of view of the avid reader of /listener to news who is also a pacifist. The question keeps coming up: what is to be done in the face of … Continue reading

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Take Back the Power – don’t let profit trump people and planet; we can stop TTIP

On 19 July 2014, under the title ‘Take Back the Power’, the North and East London World Development Movement
organised a debate between 4 candidates for the European Parliament elections (which are taking place between 22 and 25 May 2014 – … Continue reading

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Equality and Mutual Respect

Today’s Daily Telegraph has a very worrying article as one of the headline. I read this paper on line, principally because I think it is important to read news coverage and comment from sources I don’t agree with normally. So … Continue reading

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