Activism

Letter to Manchester Gorton candidates re civil liberties

April 12, 2010

Sent to Qassim Afzal, Caroline Healy, Gerald Kaufman, Karen Reisseman and Justine Hall. Dear candidate, my name is Sarah McCulloch and I am a constituent of Manchester Gorton, whom you wish to represent in Parliament. I thought I would write to you with my concerns regarding the past few decades of curtailment of civil liberties […]

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Hello Digital Economy Act, goodbye freedom…

April 8, 2010

With the passing of the Digital Economy Bill today, here is your final chance was watch a mash-up of the wash-up “debate”. No doubt my website will be banned and you will be disconnected shortly. This is perhaps a little scare-mongering, but there is a very real prospect that hundreds, if not thousands, of people […]

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Letter to Gerald Kaufman re the digital economy bill

March 22, 2010

Dear Mr. Kaufman, thank you for your recent letter in reply to mine on the Early Day Motion on the labelling of products containing battery hen eggs. I’m writing to you today because I’m very worried that the Government is planning to rush the Digital Economy Bill into law without a full Parliamentary debate or […]

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Why I’m becoming a vegetarian properly

March 20, 2010

It wasn’t my flatmates bringing home buckets of chicken from Chicken Cottage and leaving the living room a graveyard that did it. It wasn’t the fact that after eating meat I’d feel ill for hours – the taste was far too good. No, what made me decide that I am never, ever going to eat […]

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Letter to Chris Davies MEP re battery hen welfare

March 9, 2010

Hi Chris, I’m a member of your constituency and a Liberal Democrat Member, and I am seeking your support for an amendment within the current regulations for the European Parliament and the council on the provision of food information to consumers COM(2008) 40. ENV Committee Vice-Chair Carl Schylter MEP has proposed commission amendment (No 362) […]

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Fasting in solidarity with Yarlswood Women’s Detention Centre

February 12, 2010

Republished from Radical Rabbit. I’m also fasting and this fits my sentiments entirely. Today I am fasting in solidarity with the 84 women from Yarls Wood detention centre who are hunger-striking over poor conditions. Below is the testimony of one of the women – Majirola Daniels – who came to Britain in 1987. What is […]

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LGBT Officer for SSDP UK Interview

December 1, 2009

1. Introduce Yourself. I am Sarah McCulloch, currently the External Relations Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy with special responsibility for LGBT issues and Chair of the Manchester SSDP chapter. 2. What is Students for a Sensible Drug Policy? Students for Sensible Drug Policy UK is a a national student movement campaigning for reform […]

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Trans and Judaism: Inclusion from the Perspective of Several Jewish Movements

December 1, 2009

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BNP: More Important Than NO2ID?

December 1, 2009

by Sarah McCulloch I am angry. And the reason I am angry is this. A whole bunch of people turned up to the last General Meeting to vote on the renewal of the Union’s no-platform policy, which denies fascists (who, there’s no denying, are complete tossers) their human right to the freedom of speech. Then […]

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Has the world gone drug-free?

December 1, 2009

by Sarah McCulloch Sarah McCulloch investigates how the war on drugs has shaped the world, the international costs of the billion–dollar trade and attempts to combat it. “A drug-free world, we can do it!” was the slogan created by countries around the world when in 1998 they assembled at the UN to create a 10-year […]

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