Palestinian Children – #Gaza #trauma #BDS

Palestinian Children

Let’s not forget the Palestinian children, #BDS. Palestinian Children If you’re a Palestinian child, life is bleakyou’re definitely going to be traumatisedyour environment is hostileyou’re scaredyou may get arrestedyou have to drink dirty wateryou may get shotyou may get killedWhy?because you are one of thousands of Palestinian childrenand live in #Gaza

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Tax Discussion

Tax Discussion

In the fight for equality, discussing the creation of fair taxation systems is a necessity. In developed nations, it often seems that the middle classes bear the heaviest tax burden. Meanwhile, top earners and corporations can use tax loopholes and investment schemes to lower their tax bill. The tax discussion must start in earnest if…

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Why Is Socialism Bad?

why is socialism bad

As the World Economic Forum in Davos draws to a close, and illustrious political and business power brokers leave the snowy town, one wonders where this leaves the rest of us. Although some NGOs also made representations, only a handful of small anti-globalisation protests took place. Have people suddenly got the answer to the question…

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Women Yellow Vests – #femmes #giletsjaunes

women yellow vests

In the wake of sometimes violent protests and clashes with police during the yellow vest demonstrations in Paris and beyond, French women have created a separate movement. The women yellow vests or #femmes #giletsjaunes are pursuing the same issues but distancing themselves from the use of violence that has cast shadows over the #giletsjaunes movement.…

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Consensus Politics v Political Squabbles

Unlike their British counterparts, Irish politicians have – by and large – chosen consensus politics to deal with Brexit. As we face into another week of certain turmoil at Westminster, the pro May-deal wing of the Tory party has been urging MPs to put the interests and greater good of the nation before personal ambition.…

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Manufacturing Consent Summary

Manufacturing Consent – The Political Economy of The Mass Media by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky was first published in 1988 and remains one of the most significant books on the collaboration between politics and the media. Although today’s media landscape boasts a whole host of additional platforms, the principles remain the same. This…

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Anti Austerity Protests #GilletJaune

Are we to see more anti austerity protests around the globe now that the #yellowvests / #giletjaune protests in France have yielded some results? In many parts of the world, the fallout of the 2008 financial crisis has been shouldered by the working poor. Governments introduced austerity measures to bring countries back to prosperity. Meanwhile,…

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The Power of Your Words

Rhetoric matters and so does the narrative in political and media circles. Hateful words incite and spread hatred, divisive words beget division, and abusive words create abuse. The power of your words cannot be overstated. Especially if you’re in power or count among the social influencers. Polarising language polarises societies. So don’t call me a…

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The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Worsens

In recent days, Saudi Arabia has been in the headlines because of its government’s suspected killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This is a welcome development as the spotlight reaches further, highlighting the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Perhaps Kashoggi’s violent death will make Saudi Arabia’s Western allies rethink their support for its brutal role in the…

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