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Unscheduled Special Announcement

Ed: As the telephone is now working again, and as I have to make this special announcement, I shall also include a couple of small items that have just come in. 532 more words

Brazil cities paralyzed by nationwide strike against austerity

From Reuters, by Brad Brooks and Pedro Fonseca

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO – Nationwide strikes led by Brazilian unions to protest President Michel Temer’s austerity measures crippled public transport in several major cities early on Friday across this continent-sized nation, while factories, businesses and schools closed. 483 more words

Financial/Societal Collapse And Dependence

Are the Conservatives privatising the NHS?

“Strong and stable leadership” has been the mantra of Theresa May and the Conservatives since the election was called on 18 April, with minimal discussion of policies so far, including health. 1,086 more words


Joan Burton Case Shows Labour Turned its Back on Working Class

By Patrick Brogan

As the case is still ongoing, let’s look at why the protest took place, rather than the event itself. A protest occurred in Jobstown because Irish workers have been hammered by austerity measures for years. 380 more words


Advising in Austerity

Originally published on the Policy Bristol blog on 26 April 2017.

Research led by Prof Morag McDermont of University of Bristol Law School has explored the ways in which advice organisations such as Citizens Advice (CA) have become key actors in legal arenas, particularly for citizens who face the most disadvantage in upholding their rights. 1,289 more words

Veganism, Non-Violence and Yoga

I had the pleasure of conducting a workshop on Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali recently in Singapore. One of the participants raised an interesting question on Ahimsa. 357 more words

Yoga Philosophy

The First Results from France’s Presidential Elections: The Backdrop and What Is to Come

The first round of France’s presidential elections took place on April 23, and two candidates emerged to compete in the runoff on May 7: Emmanuel Macron, the candidate of En Marche (“On the Move”) and Marine Le Pen, candidate of the Front national (“National Front”)—although she officially resigned from her party on April 24 in a cynical effort to repackage her candidacy. 1,822 more words