Sunday 7 August 2016
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Stripped to the Bone is a collection of seven short stories by Ghada Alatrash, each one presenting Syrian women in a variety of circumstances. There are some moments of happiness but, not unexpectedly given the difficult contemporary situation in Syrian, … Continue reading
Thursday 3 December 2015
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So they went ahead and said “drop the bombs”. At least my local MP, Andrew Smith (Labour, Oxford East) was one of those who voted against. I haven’t got much more to say but I thought this animated GIF, found … Continue reading
Friday 7 March 2014
Comments Off on A Different World?
Sorry. This video might spoil your day if you live in the relative comfort and security of a modern western democracy: Hat tip to Tim Kovoor, who shared the video on Facebook, and to Save the Children for making excellent … Continue reading
Tuesday 10 September 2013
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My heart bleeds for Syria, rent apart by civil war. What a tragic oxymoron, when neither side has anywhere to retreat; the civil state is torn by uncivil acts. Should “the West” intervene? Yes, but not with military action. This … Continue reading