Author Archives: Bettieluv

About Bettieluv

Born in 1944 in London, England. Raised in Qatar, Libya and Malta. Settled in Canada. Devoted Roman Catholic. Living in Toronto. Retired Senior Systems Analyst.

A century on: Why Arabs resent Sykes-Picot

Click on the link below for what seems to me to be an excellent clarification. A century on: Why Arabs resent Sykes-Picot Part of my upbringing was in that part of the world so I feel for the people. The … Continue reading

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Attawapiskat, and the fallout of intergenerational trauma

Attawapiskat, and the fallout of intergenerational trauma “What will allow places like Attawapiskat to get better? The equal ability to receive a proper education in your own community in all its forms. Curricula that teach children about their culture and … Continue reading

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Socks are not enough.

Socks are not enough: Social justice lies upstream from charity | rabble.ca Please click this link to read a great and inspiring article on Rabble.ca by Cathy Crowe: Source link: Socks are not enough: Social justice lies upstream from charity … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s realistic approach to policing sex work

Hong Kong’s realistic approach to policing sex work | South China Morning Post Source: Hong Kong\’s realistic approach to policing sex work | South China Morning Post “Instead of prosecuting sex workers and their clients, the focus should be on … Continue reading

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Paris attacks illustrate the power of mockery

At my secondary school in Malta, I was privileged to learn the modern history of Europe at a course that used the satirical cartoons of Punch magazine. We also learned English history with reference to the pamphleteers of the Tudor era. … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

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Gravatars! Blavatars!

I’ve banished Miss Punkerbell.  –  Miss Mirror Tattyhead is now my WordPress blavatar as well as my Internet gravatar. There are blavatars and gravatars. It’s a WordPress technical thing and it’s  taken half the afternoon to discover that and learn … Continue reading

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