Category: human rights

Robin Williams

I just posted this on Facebook.  It explains how I feel today.  No word describes it better than sad. Feeling rather sad today.  Don’t think the news about Robin Williams helped.  Shouldn’t affect me so much I know; never met…

Sound Off For Justice

I’ve just received an email on behalf of the website soundoffforjustice.org.  If you click on the link, you will be asked to sign a petition.  I strongly recommend you do so. This is the salient content of the email I…

In what way is the Internet robust? (II)

Yesterday, I compared the shape of the Internet to history.  Today, I read that the United Nations recently proclaimed access to the Internet a human right.  So although the Internet may not be as absolutely robust for individuals as we…

Off with both of their heads!

There’s a monarchic meme going the blogosphere rounds at the moment that republics in themselves are no guarantee of better societies.  I’ve already spoken on these pages about the subject, so wasn’t going to return to it – but after…

That sex offenders’ register

I don’t know very much about this subject and so probably shouldn’t opine.  But as Sunny Hundal pointed out yesterday on his Twitter feed, unsolicited opinion is really what social media is all about.  So here goes. This tweet came…