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Woman was too scared to leave job centre during a heart attack, fearing sanctions – Kitty S Jones

https://kittysjones.wordpress.com/2017/05/20/woman-was-too-scared-to-leave-job-centre-during-a-heart-attack-as-she-feared-being-sanctioned/ Click on the above link to visit Kitty’s blog for this piece on the brutal, damaging DWP work assessment system. This begins with one woman’s appalling experience, and then makes some general points. Kitty refers to Ken Loach’s powerful, … Continue reading

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Crystal Pite on Flight Pattern

  This looks heartbreaking and wonderful…. Art as protest and activism. It was on stage in March this year. Choreographer, Crystal Pite, is the first woman to have created a new work for the Royal Ballet in almost two decades. … Continue reading

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Oriah Mountain Dreamer on meeting weariness of spirit

This Facebook post from Oriah Mountain Dreamer feels like an important one, for any of us experiencing dips into despair, overwhelm and lassitude at the state of our world, and the apparent immensity of the task for those of us … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King on Urban Riots & Oppression

https://www.facebook.com/groups/108667668615/permalink/10152840219938616/ This quotation remains profoundly timely and relevant. Although the writer has an issue with the language of sin and guilt, she nonetheless resonates with the Victor Hugo quotation:- ‘If a soul is left in the darkness, sins will be … Continue reading

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When Another Child Hurts Your Child – Patty Wipfler

http://www.handinhandparenting.org/article/when-another-child-hurts-your-child/ Interesting, helpful article from Patty from Hand in Hand Parenting. This one explores helpful/unhelpful responses in this emotionally demanding situation, to the child who has been hurt, to the aggressor and also looks at how the parent can best … Continue reading

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Johann Hari on Addiction

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/the-real-cause-of-addicti_b_6506936.html Click on the link for this excellent article. We have seen this in a number of places over the past few days (thank you, Brent Potter and Monica Cassani), and it deserves a wide audience. The writer’s sense at … Continue reading

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To Fix School, Make it Consensual – Blake Boles

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blake-boles/to-fix-school-make-it-con_b_6158284.html Click on the link to visit Blake’s article on Huffpost – on the importance of consent, and the case for person-centred education….. Thanks to Brent Potter for putting us onto this. Here’s a link to Blake’s book:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Self-Directed-Learning-Unconventional-Education/dp/0986011959/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416420321&sr=8-1&keywords=blake+boles+art+of+self+directed+learning Palace … Continue reading

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