Friday, October 31, 2008

New blog for domestic violence victims

Nerys Evans, the Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales, has set up an
internet blog for women to talk about their experiences of domestic abuse and show the
human stories behind the domestic abuse statistics. Anyone can contribute anonymously by
e-mailing Nerys at nerys.evans@wales.gov.uk.

Nerys Evans states: ‘This blog's aim is to give an opportunity for women to talk about their
experiences of domestic abuse and show the human stories behind the domestic abuse
statistics. I’m calling on the One Wales Assembly Government to fund an awareness raising
campaign to challenge attitudes towards violence against women, both domestic abuse and
otherwise’.
The blog can be found here
http://storiesbehindthestats.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ask Estee Lauder to Live Up to Pink Ribbon Ideals

Take Action Ask Estee Lauder to Live Up to Pink Ribbon Ideals

This October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, ask Estée "Pink Ribbon" Lauder to extend safety pledges to all of its brands, including MAC, Clinique and Bumble and Bumble. It's already done so with Aveda and Origins.
Send a letter to Estée Lauder
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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Harmans dirty deal for DUP votes!

Northern Irelands working class women suffer, whilst the north's political parties conspire with British government to deny them the 'right to choose.'
For those who are unaware of it, Harriet Harman is planning to block a series of Parliamentary votes tomorrow that could have liberalize Britain's abortion laws and would have overturned a ban in Northern Ireland. To the dismay of pro-choice campaigners and their supporters
in the British parliament and beyond, Ms Harman is planning to argue that Britain's liberal abortion laws could be threatened in the House of Lords if MPs tamper with any aspect of the law. Never mind that the House of Lords has in the past repeatedly voted in favour of
supporting the pro abortion laws.

Her political opponents regard this excuse as absolute nonsense; and point out that a rotten deal was recently done between the government and the Democratic Unionist Party, (DUP) in which in exchange for the DUP's nine MPs supporting the governments bill to detain terror
suspects for 42 days, the British government would ensure that the abortion ban would remain in the north of Ireland.
read more--
http://www.organizedrage.com/2008/10/northern-irelands-working-class-women.html
Organized Rage
http://www.organizedrage.com/

Take it out on the women!

Mandys first move is to stop progress for women! The TUC speak out. I haven't heard
any Welsh MPs say anything in protest.
Suspending the extension of family friendly rights would not save a single job
Responding to reports today (Monday) that the Government plans to suspend the
extension of the right to request flexible working to parents of older children
and paid maternity leave, TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said:
http://www.tuc.org.uk/work_life/tuc-15496-f0.cfm

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Shriti the shriek

I want to get things done'

  • The Guardian, Saturday July 26 2008 David Teather
A somewhat fearsome reputation precedes Shriti Vadera, one of Gordon Brown's most trusted policy advisers and arguably the most powerful woman in government. The former investment banker has been described variously as a menace of the first order, as 'Shriti the shriek', or simply as domineering and downright rude, usually by unnamed sources cowering behind anonymity. As one (...)
(...) A somewhat fearsome reputation precedes Shriti Vadera, one of Gordon Brown's most trusted policy advisers and (...)
High-flying business minister Shriti Vadera has been called Gordon's representative on Earth. Is that (...)

why is it that so many women in the top jobs are bullies? Do they actually stop other women fronm getting on?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Financial crunch to derail DTA

The phrase ...we must not allow Wales to become a major cog in the military machine" ....is a dangerous statement, according to Vale MP John Smith (The Gem Sept 18)
The contrary view is that we should not care if Wales is a major cog in UK military operations.
If subject to democratic decision making, the case would be arguable.
But after Tony Blair took us into Bush's war for regime change in Iraq, on a dodgy dossier falsely claiming Iraq had nuclear weapons, it's surely most dangerous to serve as a cog?
The shadow boxing by Chris Franks, in refusing to back up Dafydd Iwan, the president of Plaid, is little better.
The politicians should all now that the Metrix project is both in financial trouble and being criticised as undermining the operational capacity of the UK forces.
That the project has been hit by inflation and the credit crunch has made national news (eg Daily Mail of Sept 12)
According to defence-management .com the Metrix project is undergoing a full blown financial review, because the financing was part of the dodgy deals that lead to the credit crunch
For Johnn Smith and Chris Franks to blindly argue for the £12bn Metrix deal is only excused as they spoke before last week's HBOS meltdown.
Time they realised Labour's financial policies have got the economy into serious trouble.