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David versus Goliath: the Campaign against Barclays Bank 1969-87

In the period 1959-69 there were boycotts of South African goods and sport. Boycotts included not buying South African fruit or playing international cricket. Universities boycotted academic jobs and conferences1. The Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) failed to galvanise the British public … Continue reading

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Empathy Explained

Never tell your troubles to anyone. 20% of people don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them. Richard M

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Book review: Anthony Trollope~ The way we live now (1875)

If you want a long (780 pages) novel that you can wallow in like a warm bath that doesn’t get cold and sweeps along with brilliant writing this is for you. Trollope wrote this in 100 chapters, which were published … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Inspiration


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How you put a Man on the Sun

Kim Jong-Un announced North Korea would be sending a man to the sun within ten years. A reporter said, “But the sun is too hot. How can your man land on the sun?” There was a stunned silence. Nobody knew … Continue reading

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This week (10th April 2018) we’ve seen scenes of children in Syria being hosed down. They were victims of chemical weapons being used against them and their parents. Something must have triggered that barbaric move against the civilians of that … Continue reading

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Women’s March against Trump 2018

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