Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax category.
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Sunday, 26 March 2006
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  My husband and I attended the March for Free Expression in Trafalgar Square London yesterday afternoon Saturday 25th March 2006. It was actually a rally as there was no procession.   We got there in good time to hear the first speaker Maryam Namazie who spoke on conditions in Yemen, her ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/26/2006 6:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 23 March 2006
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With his suspension for insulting a Jewish reporter lifted pending appeal London's Mayor Ken Livingstone strikes again. From This is Local London LONDON mayor Ken Livingstone has defended his insult against two Jewish billionaires in a new racism row. Yesterday he slated David and Simon ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2006 3:05 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 March 2006
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Good News from London.  From the BBC A school which was told it unlawfully excluded a Muslim pupil for wearing a traditional gown has won its appeal at the House of Lords. The Court of Appeal had said Denbigh High School had denied Shabina Begum the right to manifest her religion in refusing ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2006 5:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 20 March 2006
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I have written before so it is well known that I am not the biggest fan of Cherie Blair nee Booth, wife of our PM, human rights lawyer and frustrated judge.  Episodes like her arguing for that "dozy bint", the jilbab wearing Shabina Begum, or her greedy buying of houses and extortionate ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2006 3:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 19 March 2006
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I wrote below about the feeling among the leaders of the MU that governments in general and the UN in particular are not taking women's rights and gender equality seriously enough.  A big mistake and women like Wafa Sultan and Ayaan Hirsi Ali are the reason why.  A lot had been written ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/19/2006 2:56 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 19 March 2006
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I am a member of the Mothers Union, a worldwide Anglican Womens organisation for the support of Women and Family Life.  I have always admired my Mother-in-Law's work within MU, and enjoyed attending their Christmas dinners  at the invitation of other friends but I didn't join until ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/19/2006 2:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 13 March 2006
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Truly this World Wide Web is a marvellous thing.  Yesterday I knew nothing of this.  I have posted here and elsewhere before about Armenia, every so often in my life I have stumbled across something or someone Armenian, in circumstances to make me stop and think.  I was looking up Dr ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2006 12:21 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 13 March 2006
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Yes,  you did read that correctly. Readers from outside the UK may well have heard of British Railway's, as they were called then, reputation for poor timekeeping, poor catering, poor everything.  Which situation has not been improved, or only on certain lines, by privatisation. You may be ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2006 5:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 12 March 2006
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This was not on the BBC either.  But it was in the Sunday Times. And even more scathingly in the Sunday Telegraph.  Cherie Blair nee Booth is off on a lecture tour of the US for which she is, yet again, charging rather large sums of money.  At least this time she is to appear at ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2006 5:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 12 March 2006
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This is from the Sunday Times this morning.  I had already read the BBC website and there was nothing about this!  I wonder why not? THE BBC is to be forced to promote British citizenship and a sense of community under a new royal charter to be unveiled this week. It will redefine the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2006 4:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 11 March 2006
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I found this originally on Anglicans for Israel a site I visit regularly when I need reassuring that I am not completely out of step with the rest of the world.  I post it here merely because the Schneider Childrens Hospital in Petah Tikva sounds like a good place, wherever it might be, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2006 11:25 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 11 March 2006
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A Mental Health Charity has defended a statue it commissioned of Sir Winston Churchill in a straitjacket. The statue has been criticised as "absurd and pathetic" by his grandson, Tory MP Nicholas Soames. Charity Rethink commissioned the 9ft high sculpture, unveiled in Norwich, to ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2006 8:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 6 March 2006
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Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg       will be a guest on World Service radio today. What would you like to ask him?   What do you want to know about his experiences? You can put your questions to him at 1800 GMT on World Have Your Say. As it happens the majority ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2006 11:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 4 March 2006
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I have mentioned St Pirran the patron saint of Cornwall on here before.  And his black and white cross is the County flag of Cornwall and it is being seen about more and more, which I think is good.  Anyway it's his saints day tomorrow and the celebrations have started. Bodmin, Troon and ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2006 5:56 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 2 March 2006
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From the BBC. Israeli parents whose children were killed by Palestinian suicide bombers have called on Oscar organisers to disqualify film nominee Paradise Now. The Palestinian-produced drama is nominated in the best foreign language film category. It follows two friends who volunteer to blow themselves ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/02/2006 3:16 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 1 March 2006
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My breakfast DJ, Tony Blackburn, has just announced that today is St David's Day and greetings to all Welsh listeners.  Who are a lucky bunch this year.  Because yesterday was also St David's Day, and tomorrow will be St David's Day again.  It's because today, the 1 March,  is Ash ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2006 1:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 27 February 2006
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I thought this was worth sharing.  Audio slideshow: Spectacular Jain festival I don't know any Jains but what impressed me with this presentation is the mix of worshippers mingled, men and women,  young and old,  modern and traditional.  The colour of the ceremony.  And ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2006 4:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 26 February 2006
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I post this from The Sunday Times without further comment.  Read the whole article, remarks from me are unneccessary. Total war: Inside the new Al-Qaeda               Last week’s desecration of a Shi’ite shrine moved ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2006 7:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 26 February 2006
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From the BBC The Archbishop of Canterbury has arrived in Sudan at the start of a week-long pre-Lent visit. During his stay, Dr Rowan Williams is expected to meet Muslim and Christian leaders and hold services throughout the country. Sudan emerged a year ago from two decades of conflict between ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2006 3:33 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 25 February 2006
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This is a shame, from the BBC. The World Cup in South Africa is four years away - but the country's beer has been knocked out during qualifying. American giant Budweiser has gained the exclusive rights to sell beer inside 2010 World Cup stadiums. Local brands met the same fate as the national ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2006 5:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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