Category Archives: Social media

Don’t knock social media campaigns

Yesterday, it was brought to the world’s attention that it was exactly one year since more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria by the Islamic State affiliate Boko Haram. This outrage took the social media … Continue reading

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Why so-called “Islamic State” won’t be stopped by bombs and drone strikes

The sad death of Kayla Mueller at the hands of the so-called Islamic State brings the death toll of IS hostages to an alarming level. I am aware that IS are claiming that she died in a Jordanian air strike, but … Continue reading

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Why we need to be Robin Hood

One of the most famous British myths is the story of Robin Hood, the man who gave up his lands and titles in order to help people. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He kept the … Continue reading

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The tragic case of Lucy Meadows and the Daily Mail

On 19th March, a Lancashire schoolteacher, Lucy Meadows was found dead in her home. She is believed to have committed suicide. The story just barely made the national papers and didn’t even get a mention on the national news. However, … Continue reading

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Teaching girls to fight is not the best solution

Today, I happened to view this video on Facebook. What an awesome little girl, right? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200228146483319 It was posted onto my News Feed by one of the many small campaigning groups I belong to on Facebook. All of these groups … Continue reading

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Throwing my pebble at the wall

Several years ago now, I was listening to an interview on BBC Radio 4 with an elderly Quaker woman. She was the veteran of many protests, petitions, sit-ins etc – any activist cause she felt strongly about, she had been … Continue reading

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