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Randi Zuckerberg: on the dilemmas of digitally responsible parenting

April 12, 2013


Randi Zuckerberg: on the dilemmas of digitally responsible parenting Mashable has this thought-provoking piece by Randi Zuckerberg (you see, I resisted the temptation to describe her as Mark’s sister) on the importance of unplugged parenting.# As someone who grew up in a house without a TV I have huge amounts of guilt at the amount […]

The murky politics of Camp Ashraf

August 28, 2012


A former UN human rights chief in Iraq has issued a damning indictment on his former employers. In an article published congressional newspaper The Hill, Tahar Boumedra alleges that the UN’s has failed to ensure that international norms of human and humanitarian rights are maintained for Iranian exiles at Camp Ashraf, to the north of Baghdad. […]

Rain is Beautiful: one refugee’s journey

August 17, 2012


  Catch a glimpse of this stunning, touching and insightful documentary by Nick Francis ( & Marc Silver ( The film features Omar, a Somali refugee who fled the war in Libya last year to live in a camp on the country’s border with Tunisia. This episode of his story, Rain is Beautiful, begins with emotional farewells […]

June 23, 2012


London protests Trayvon Martin killing

March 28, 2012


It’s been almost a decade since I protested on the streets. For all of my mouthing off I rarely take the time to match my words with actions. The Iraq War protest was the last time I picked up a placard and this coming Saturday 31 March will be the next. The killing of Trayvon […]

1 Thing I forgot to mention

March 26, 2012


The sound of when I was young and thought I was fabulous ;-)

Thought for the day

March 17, 2012