Yesterday morning (6 September 2016) 9 people belonging to the Black Lives Matter UK (BLMUK) movement lay on the runway of London City Airport, disrupting dozens of flights and causing delays to people’s holidays, business trips, and journey’s home. As police attempted to remove them from the runway, reports of the groups reasons for the protest were shared; climate change and its effects on poorer, non-white communities, the refugee crisis, and the wealth of the people using City Airport.
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When I was kid I counted down the days until I would be a “grown-up”, with a fervour and desperation I didn’t often apply to much else. But when I got to adulthood, I realised what a fool I had been to squander the days when I had no responsibilities at all.
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Be the change you want to see”.
Who said that? Well I have no clue, and I could look it up but instead I will let it remain mysterious and profound. Or I’ll look it up when I’ve finished writing this.
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I don’t have a problem with social media, but I don’t trust it. Does anyone really? I mean, sure it helps me connect with strangers I would have walked past in real life, but it also doesn’t protect me or anyone else from being publicly attacked or humiliated, and that doesn’t feel good to me.
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