Hard work and some hate mail – you experience both when you care about the culture you live in and advocate for those who are harmed by the worst of it. So in the midst of busy days and full lives, why should we care about the culture we live in? Why not leave it to the professional activists, rather than getting entangled in difficult … Continue reading 3 reasons to care about the culture you live in
I remember it like yesterday, even though it wasn’t. The nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. Not being sure what to say to him. Feeling out of my depth. After all, he was the Attorney-General. Strangely, this was the memory prompted when the Ashley Madison affair came to light this last week. For those fortunate enough to have been out of internet range this week, Ashley … Continue reading How the Ashley Madison affair exposes us all
By Ruth Limkin Graham Clarke is a friend. After reading my recent post about Tomic, he tweeted something very kind that made me laugh out loud, saying “A dose of @ruthlimkin is like stepping on my bathroom scales – uncomfortable but a worthwhile reality check.” It made my day. So, if you’re up for a dose of breadandjustice regularly, there’s now an app for that! It’s free, and … Continue reading breadandjustice – there’s an app for that
By Ruth Limkin My comfortable Sunday afternoon was afflicted. I have been aware of the enormity of the famine in Somalia, like most of us who have internet access, although I suspect that I largely fail to comprehend it. How can I imagine the pain of starving to death, when I live in Australia and have the luxury of choosing what to eat? I have … Continue reading Nothing to complain about, much to consider – reflecting on Somalia
By Ruth Limkin Who hasn’t been devastated by the horrific photos coming out of Somalia? The sight of children starving, with ribs protruding painfully, and swollen distended stomachs, is truly disturbing. The question of where to point the finger, and who to blame, comes easily. The answers not so. Some journalism is disgraceful in it’s oversimplification and yet it’s almost impossible to write a comprehensive deconstruction of the … Continue reading And the problem in Somalia is….
By Ruth Limkin If one is more concerned with being seen to do something, rather than being concerned with doing the right thing, disaster can quickly follow. The news coming out from the cattle industry is painting a horrific picture of the effects of the Federal government’s knee-jerk reaction to ban the live export industry overnight. Tragically, families and individuals are financially hurting as costs … Continue reading The right thing, not just something…
By Ruth Limkin I believe that every person on the planet has a responsibility to care for the creation around them. The world we live in, and the way we treat it, matters for very many reasons. The way in which we should best do this is a subject of intense debate, with often emotive language. Removing ourselves from the rhetoric, and stepping towards science, … Continue reading The curious case of the CSIRO and climate change
Published in the Courier Mail 12 October 2009 SOMEONE has to say it sooner or later. “We are not the enemy.” By we, I mean you, and me, my neighbour and, well, everyone really. So often that is what we are perceived or promoted as – the enemy, the problem, the plague. In just the past few weeks, Sustainable Population Australia declared: “There is not … Continue reading Humans not the enemy in climate change debate