Choose Your Leaders Carefully – Shop Ethically

  I’ve been thinking about equality and justice or the lack thereof. My heart goes out to the people all over the world who suffer the worst kinds of plights, tragedies, and atrocities. I’m in the privileged position of living in a peaceful place. But even here, inequality exists, and I was wondering two things: What responsibility…

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We really have no idea what it is like to live in a refugee camp

Occasionally, we ought to take a few minutes and try to imagine what the plight of refugees is like. It is easy to be anti-immigration if you choose not to empathise. But after all, we are all members of the human race. Take a look at this Aljazeera clip and put yourself in someone else’s…

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World Refugee Day

#WorldRefugeeDay – Tens of millions of people have been driven from their homes because of war, violence, and persecution. RT if you agree the world needs to do more today, and every day, to help refugees. https://t.co/NxUv8B1fc3 pic.twitter.com/pZKA8Z2DFb — Human Rights Watch (@hrw) June 20, 2018

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Throw of the Dice

  Baby Billy’s parents are well-to-do if slightly stressed and depressed. Baby Mary’s parents don’t know each other well enough to have a conversation. Baby Susan’s parents are well adjusted, tax-paying citizens. Baby Mo’s parents own a few blankets and boxes. Baby Tom’s parent’s house was burnt down by guerrilla warriors, his sister too. Baby Amed…

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Risen

Years of oppression, of subduing and tyranny, made you rise, revolt and defect, away from the maltreatment, domination, and calamity unto the freedom, the autocracy, and the self-determination. Gone are the days of suffering, of hardness and harshness, now you’re free to exist, express, and rule, compulsion, restrictions, and control no longer have a grip,…

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Trashcan Humans

You, lying in the gutter – revolt! You, struggling to pay bills – revolt! You, lacking food and water – revolt! You, beaten half to death – revolt! You, incarcerated for no reason – revolt! You, maimed, stabbed and shot – revolt! You, abused and raped – revolt! You, silenced and gagged – revolt! You, working…

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The Rise and Rise of Prejudice

Prejudice   Respect Coloured people, you’re worthless! Foreign people, you’re despicable! Poor people, you’re animals! Coloured people show me your shades. Foreign people teach me your ways. Poor people join me at my table. Fat people don’t go out! Disabled people lock yourselves away! Spotty people hide! Fat people show off your curves! Disabled people teach…

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The Dissatisfaction Blame Game

“Have you noticed that they all wear expensive leather jackets?” “I have. It’s a disgrace, I know.” “They scrounge off us and prance around as if they owned the place.” “Why did they even come here?” “Economic migrants is what they call them. I’d use the word freeloader.” “I wish they’d just go back to…

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