War on Drugs

The US War on Drugs, which has held continents to ransom and done so much harm, is coming to an end. There have beeen signs, and it was inevitable with the changed position of the US. This piece in the Grauniad. Not yet, lots needs to happen before we finally start thinking about drugs, we…

The problem with waiting for our great white saviours…

One day they can be telling the world you need to be forced into unpaid work, because the scale of  colossal fraud or deliberate idleness on a scale no one predicted needs to be addressed.  When it is addressed they can be adamant that ”Workfare is transparently unfair to most people, substituting slave labour for big…

The way things are.

Originally posted on Deeplyflawedbuttrying's Blog:
I need to write this down, while I am thinking it. So excuse what follows. Kids development moves quickly. Fucking quickly. Scarily quickly. Today Rachel was reading her fish book- its just a Dr.Seuss book with some plastic fish looped across the top.  She started showing me which fish…

‘The biggest pro-life mobilisation in history’

Woman seeking abortion as a result of rape being filmed. Nice. Well, I say thank you to the biggest pro-life mobilisation in history. The strategy of rolling this out, while we get a good view of the consequences of this type of political tactic from the US, just as astroturf techniques are losing traction? A…