Australia’s Shame

Although Papua New Guineans are seen to be taking this action there should be no mistake that this is the result of the Australian Government’s hard line on refugees and immigrants who arrived by boat seeking save haven. Instead they have been incarcerated for years. Australia is culpable and its actions regarding those arriving by sea are inexcusable and horrific. A shame on the nation.

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Grief – Coping with loss, death and dying

Loss in life is often a precursor of grief. It happens at some time to most of us. Don’t be stubborn and attempt to cope on your own. You don’t have to do so and you will ease your burden if you choose to share it. However only you can choose to make that decision. Of course, relatives, friends and neighbours can be a valuable source of support but sometimes…

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Famine and Fortitude – WE need to help.

The UNICEF post to which I’ve linked below shows both the terrible consequences that can be wrought on life by the vagaries of nature and, at the same time, highlights the fortitude, strength and courage that can be displayed by the victims of disaster. The apparently innate ability of human beings to strive for survival, no matter what the odds, is strikingly apparent, not least in the pleasure of children…

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Nearly 100 million girls … Menstrual Hygiene

The 28th of May is marked as Menstrual Hygiene Day.  Its aim is to draw attention to the lack of appropriate menstrual hygiene facilities for girls and women in many countries around the World. One consequence of failure to provide such facilities is that it is a major contributor to the fact that almost 100 million girls do not attend high school, Menstrual hygiene is NOT just an issue for…

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They shoot horses don’t they?

I am totally depressed at the depth of world poverty and, even worse, the lack of compassion and caring shown by so many who have so much. I detest our materialistic, consumer orientated, profit before people society. I am disgusted by the unethical and immoral behaviour of so many of our politicians, including those at senior levels. I am horrified by the hatred and aggression levelled at those in society…

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DONATE as though you were 5 times richer!

For the next 5 days, CARE has sponsors who will match your DONATION to make it worth 5 (FIVE) times what you give. Please get on board and DONATE. CARE is a top-rated organisation by Charity Navigator (Leading evaluation agency for charities) and at least 90% of its donations actually fund PROGRAMS rather than administration, publicity or fund-raising. If you have little, as do I, this is a chance to…

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Homelessness: An abomination in a world of wealth.

Millions of people in our world are homeless. 1% of the World’s population now own more than 50% of the World’s wealth. The self-imposed curse on humanity is our own greed and unwillingness to share. We have created the inequity that exists. It is not necessary. It is not inevitable. There are more than enough resources in our world for all to have the basic necessities of life and more….

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The ‘tampon tax’ is not a marginal issue – it’s the force of structural sexism at work | Gabrielle Jackson | Opinion | The Guardian

In New York they have just repealed the tax on mentstrual products as a matter of social justice. This tax on being a woman is insulting to us all Source: The ‘tampon tax’ is not a marginal issue – it’s the force of structural sexism at work | Gabrielle Jackson | Opinion | The Guardian

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Movement Against Police Violence Condemns Violence Against Police

America has a violent history, a racist history, and a gun culture. All of these factors contribute to the current unhealthy climate of prejudice, hatred, discrimination and mindless violence. The police have many dedicated officers who are sincere in their belief that they are an asset to the community and that enforcing the law is a positive, even essential asset for a civilised society. The black community and the poor…

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