Copyright (c) 123RF Stock Photos Everywhere you turn these days it seems there's a new petition, new hashtag, new cause. I'm not quite sure what this says about us, that we're basically begging for people to listen to us, to change their behaviour, to recognise that we're there. Perhaps it's related … [Read more...] about Badgers, banknotes and benefits.
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I read an excellent article just now. This quote stood out for me: The classic tools of propaganda are being used to turn the electorate against benefit recipients: demonisation; lies and distortion, appeals to fear, stereotyping and repetition. It is disturbing to discover that public opinion … [Read more...] about Tonight I am thinking of friends.
I thought until a week or so back that I wasn't going to make it to Cybher this year. I'd put a few very tentative calls out for a sponsor, but got no bites, and couldn't quite see how I could afford it otherwise. And then there was this little post from Chris over at Thinly Spread about how the … [Read more...] about Cybher, collective bias and my conscience.
A couple of years ago I blogged about a charity to challenge to live on a pound a day for food and drink. At the time I thought it was a fascinating challenge, and a worthwhile way to raise the profile of the issue of global poverty. Now, I'm not so sure. This article from BBC business on … [Read more...] about Life on a pound a day. #Livebelowtheline
Urshe is 60 years old, and she lives in Ethiopia. I'm telling you about her as part of WorldVision's latest blogger campaign. There are three bloggers out there now, and 7 of us back home telling you the stories of individual families through our blogs. I remember the famine in 1984 - I was 13 … [Read more...] about Meet Urshe, living on the #FoodFrontLine