Is it time for abortion to return to the political agenda?

I wrote the following article for the F Word, in the weeks after the election. In light of todays announcements, I think it remains very relevant. June 2010 F Word. I take for granted the right to autonomy over my body. I have grown up secure in t…

An added dimension to the Unison issue..

After a year where Unison ensured that their members could not fight cuts, by purging members who objected to their collective voice being used to shout they were to be hit hardest and first. After a year of them behaving like pigs with snouts hop…

Sorry..

…been absent over last few days. Will say this, before I actually get chance to sit and write whats going on in my head; we have entered the ‘political crisis’ part of the financial crisis aftermath(prologue?). The markets have no faith in gover…

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What do you call it when British mothers lose:their political representation, their ability to work, their ability to survive without work, access to the legal system, and still have to support their children while politicians demonise them? Briti…

In the US…

In the US politics has strangled their ability to deal with anything. Because their political system was bought long ago. Our political discourse bears very little relation to reality any more. When you are in the midst of a crisis, do you want th…

Inclusion of voices in the mainstream media

When you have a politically affiliated media who have been used to seeing every issue in terms of party position, change is complicated. Voices can be included in the mainstream narrative, but when political discourse has shifted so far from reali…