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By Orlando on March 8, 2013
International Women’s Day could not have a better Friday Hoyden than Ela Bhatt. A member of the international social activist organisation The Elders, Bhatt comes from India, where she received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development in 2011.
By tigtog on February 6, 2013
Language is a weapon used to make ‘others’ of people in poverty.
By Megpie71 on January 2, 2013
According to this article on the ABC, our Federal Families minister, Jenny Macklin reckons she could live on the dole. The dole is currently about $35 per day. Now, normally when someone in a position of privilege or power says “oh, I could live on the dole”, they tend to mean “I could certainly live […]
By blue milk on December 24, 2012
This, “For many poor students, leap to college ends in a hard fall” is a very well-executed piece in The New York Times. It follows three talented, but terribly disadvantaged, girl students who make it into university but then manage to go no further, and it shows why education doesn’t always lead to social mobility; […]
By tigtog on October 11, 2011
I just really hope that the film producers planning to turn a profit by telling of the horrors visited on one group of disadvantaged children had the grace to pass on those very robust film set buildings that they were so very proud of to people who could turn them to good use for other disadvantaged children.
By tigtog on September 6, 2010
However, the reason that critics at LP and on her own blog were so harsh about LE’s stance on climate change science, while virtually ignoring her points on inequitable outcomes of climate change mitigation policies? Because of how she wrote her article…