Activism



I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since I last did a post about resolutions. And FYI, the last lot didn’t go that well, apart from getting a Distinction in my Masters. So this year’s resolutions are: Clear the fields: I’m getting really fed up of all the mess taking […]

Resolutions 2016


I would rather it stop altogether, but anyone who eats animals should demand better. Staffordshire Trading Standards are already aware of the disgusting conditions these animals are forced to live in, as are the RSPCA. But perhaps they just need more of a push.Trading Standards’ contact details are as follows:Animal […]

Hillside Animal Sanctuary Farm Investigation








The panic-buying fiasco the politicians have created has overshadowed what the dispute and potential strike is actually about. From Unite‘s website: This is not about pay, it is about ensuring that high safety and training standards are maintained. It is about bringing fairness and stability back to an industry that […]

Tanker Drivers’ Dispute


We’ve come a long way baby. But there’s still a lot to be done. Every minute, a woman dies in pregnancy or childbirth, and another 20-30 suffer serious injury or disability. Unmarried women in Saudi Arabia must remain under male guardianship. Around 10% of women in the Democratic Republic of […]

Happy International Women’s Day!




I’ve really been getting on a feminist trip recently, reading many, many articles written on feminist blogs, such as The F Word, Geek Feminist, etc. One subject that comes up time and time again is rape, and more specifically the culture of victim-blaming. While reading all these articles, I found […]

Rape and Victim Blaming




Once again, the government proves itself to be untrustworthy. Cameron stated that he wanted this to be the greenest government ever (or something to that effect). But apparently all it takes is the Canadians pushing hard for tar sands oil to change all that. This article from Greenpeace shows that […]

Block tar sands oil, not the FQD


Video from Fair Pay Network about increasing inequality and working poverty in the UK, and the importance of a living wage. Currently the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is £6.08 per hour for people over 20 years old.  Working a 40-hour week for 52 weeks of the year, this would give […]

A Living Wage


Thank you for contacting me on the issue of the Financial Transactions Tax (Robin Hood Tax). I have taken the issue up with the Prime Minister and will get back to you as soon as I receive a response. However, I thought you might be interested in an article written […]

Robin Hood Tax