It is distressing to know that even though we live in a ‘luxury country’ there is so much hidden poverty, which is increasing, and more people have to resort to food banks.
Tag Archives: Belgium
Table top democracy
Originally posted on Papenvest's Blog:
You’ve got to love Belgium’s local election campaigns. Far from being conducted over the barrel of a gun, they’re just, well, conducted over barrels full of beer! Candidates can be frequently seen setting out their ‘refreshments’ and manifestos outside Brussels’ many cafés. Being a frequenter of many a Belgian café myself,…
Are we going from purgatory to hell
People should come to know that we are in the fight of our lives facing climate change which is the defining issue of our age, the central challenge of our century in which the industrialised countries should pay for the damage done to the poor countries..
The problem with Manston refugee centre
Braverman about the refugees asks to stop pretending that they are all refugees in distress and says illegal migration is out of control. Conditions at the Manston short-term holding facility have come under increased scrutiny people being held there for “too long,” including children who had been detained for up to 48 hours, which inspectors described as “unacceptable.”
The Guardian looking at the 4th week of August 2022
August 22 Care homes / Staffing crisis leaves many English care home residents’ basic needs unmet Vulnerable people left alone in rooms for 24 hours a day and denied showers for a week as vacancies rise to 165,000 Thousands of vulnerable people are suffering inadequate care as severe staffing shortages in previously good care homesContinue reading “The Guardian looking at the 4th week of August 2022”
Teachers unions, White House host town hall to demand in-person learning as school year starts
There was a great deal more lamentation about the impact of school closures on students’ standardised test scores than on the long-term effects of COVID-19, grief, or prolonged anxiety about the disease itself.
Why Nobody Wants to Listen to Climate News
Originally posted on Claude Forthomme's Blog about Social Issues and Books:
My latest article on Impakter, just published: Climate Reporting: Why People Won’t Listen Climate change and environmental issues still do not hit the news like the war in Ukraine or a billionaire’s trip to space but climate reporting is changing to meet the…
The New York Times from July 18 – July 24
A life-threatening heat wave was continuing its march in the 4th week of July, across Western Europe, whilst in Italy there was again a political crisis.
If France can lower the prices at the pump, why not Belgium?
Opposition party PVDA demands that the Belgian government should reduce excise duty and prices and levy a tax on excess profits.
The New York Times from June 27 – July 3
From the SUNDAY MAGAZINE John Grisham Is Still Battling His Southern Demons “It was such a hard-right-wing, racist society that I grew up in. I’ve come a long way.” June 27 Protesters clashing outside the Supreme Court yesterday.Shuran Huang for The New York Times U.S. abortion fight shifts to new battlegrounds A Supreme Court rulingContinue reading “The New York Times from June 27 – July 3”