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Posting this week

I’m sorry to say that due to losing broadband connection at my home, I am unable to post my normal blog this week. I hope to be able to return next Wednesday if I can obtain connection again. In the … Continue reading

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Taking a break over Christmas

I want to wish all my readers a very happy Christmas and fantastic New Year. I hope you get the ideas, dreams and stories for Christmas that you deserve and that you get your community organised in the New Year. … Continue reading

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Organising in Chilly Times

Working as a community activist can be very isolating. People who grasp what you are about are few and far between. There are always those nagging doubts that you can’t be sure you’ve handled the dilemmas of community in the … Continue reading

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Great reading from 2011

As the year draws to a close, I thought I would take the opportunity to pick out a few books that have made an impression on me this year. I have of course been community organising since October but before … Continue reading

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Learning to link the personal with politics

Politics always comes with assumptions attached. For example people on the doorstep have said to me ‘It’s all about voting’ or ‘Anything controversial is political’. Everyday political conversation is surrounded by conventions and a strange kind of etiquette. When I … Continue reading

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Racism on the Doorstep

Standing in a doorway on the sunless side of the street, I got into conversation with an elderly man this week. He was as he said ‘born and bred’ in Walworth and now nearing 80 was ready to move away. … Continue reading

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Out and About in Bermondsey

This week has been the first when we have been able to get out onto the streets to listen to people about their views on their community. The local team of five organisers – Zara, Nicholas, Ahmed, Kathleen and me … Continue reading

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