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LOCKDOWN PHOTOGRAPHY II

LOCKDOWN PHOTOGRAPHY II

The Camera Club has resumed in blended form – attendance for some and Zoom connection for the rest. I viewed online a first class presentation by Ken Lindsay of Eastwood last night. While interaction with other members has gone, there are bonuses – no travel and home comfort.

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LEARNING NOT TO BE IRISH

LEARNING NOT TO BE IRISH

I now understand that Clive headed, with undisguised brutality, the group which plundered the Indian Sub-Continent. The echoes of Empire which surfaced in the EU Referendum carefully selected a picture of a benign regime where indigenous peoples were extras. We were fed a distorted and highly abridged version of reality. My primary school teacher, if he knew, failed to point out that Wolfe had perfected the bayonet technique during service in Ireland where he helped to subdue restless natives. Scots will be aware that he also saw service with Cumberland at Culloden. Had I known those facts then, I would have better understood why the British Empire was coloured red on our classroom World map.

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ENDURING DIGNITY

ENDURING DIGNITY

L.Alex Wilson (pictured) was a 6’3” newspaper reporter who covered the admission of nine black students into the segregated Little Rock Central High School ; attacked and beaten by a brutal, white mob he walked on, picking up his sombrero whenever he fell, intent on doing his job as a newsman; the following morning , his report of the ‘Little Rock Nine’ appeared in the Tri-State Defender ;

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DON’T BLAME TEACHERS

DON’T BLAME TEACHERS

There will be an inquiry into the handling of the crisis and already anxious cabinet ministers , stalking corridors of power, are sharpening their knives and considering which back will prove the most convenient recipient. My money is on the scientists landing the role of fall guys.

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