“The import is not the kind of work woman does, but rather the quality of the work she furnishes... Her development, her freedom, her independence, must come from and through herself. First, by asserting herself as a personality, and not as a sex commodity. Second, by refusing the right to anyone over her body;... Continue Reading →
Bailiffs and police evicted ‘Occupy Bournemouth’ squatters’ camp. People living there set off flares and threw paint before their tents are removed
- Around 30 people have been living at Occupy Bournemouth’s ‘Homeless Sanctuary’ since start of December
- Group moved in and barricaded themselves on private land of speculators intended to become new luxury accommodation blocks
- But Bournemouth Council ordered an eviction notice for squatting and now bailiffs are clearing the camp
- Protesters threw coloured dye and paint at eviction officers while there were heated scenes with police
Protesters set off flares and launched paint and dye at eviction thugs as authorities cut their way onto the disused site.
As many as 30 people have been living on the closed off piece of land in the seaside town since before Christmas.
They are understood to…
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To the year that ends: Thank you. I have learned the lessons as best I could, and they will bear fruit in time to come. I do not know if they will be sweet or bitter, but they will be what they are and I will handle it. To the coming year: Time for... Continue Reading →
I arrived conspicuously, in the middle of a Havana evening, after making my family wait for over twelve hours. I had not been, it seems, too eager to see the world so I about-faced and took a nap. Perhaps it was my mother who silently urged me to stay put for a while... Continue Reading →
Spain is not, in spite of itself, what it believes: a modern, liberal country. We want, as a country, to be seen as modern and forward thinking but the reality of the matter is that we are not. You only have to scratch the surface of many liberal Spaniards to get a glimpse... Continue Reading →
Se queda uno pasmado de oír ciertas opiniones sobre el caso "Manada". Por lo visto los implicados han pedido que se respete su privacidad hasta que concluya el juicio, que no se publiquen sus nombres ni sus imágenes. Yo me pregunto si cuando planificaron la violación de una chica y lo comentaron en... Continue Reading →
One is stunned to hear certain opinions about the "Manada" rape case.(Pamplona, Navarre, July 2016). Apparently, the accused have asked that their privacy be respected until the trial ends, that their names and images are not published. I wonder if they thought about that when they planned the rape of a girl and posted... Continue Reading →
My father loved me so much that he had me on a pedestal. If I was uncomfortable with this, I was a bad daughter because who would not want to be loved so much that you were raised by virtue of that love above the ordinariness of humanity? There was no man good enough for... Continue Reading →
Wonderful piece by the inspirational Marisse Lee of http://www.harping by a pixie com.WordPress.com
Save the best for last! Oh, of course, you know I would do just that. Why not, coconut? We want to really taste in our mouth all the pleasure we could get from that one last bite and so, we always save the best part of anything for last. That makes me wonder if it was Eve or Adam who took the last bite. Damn ancestors! Now, we are all suffering from their “original sin”. I mean, you know, they could have, at least, have had the goddamn maturity and common sense to consider the consequences of their action before taking that bite. Hey, there were oranges and pears and papaya in that paradise too…why do they have to mess with the apples?!?
Ooopppsssss…no, Adam and Eve are not my topic. Pardon, I am an old pixie and having trouble with the onset of dementia.
What I meant to…
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