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Letter to Barack Obama: It’s time to close Guantanamo

January 11, 2015 marked 13 years since the opening of US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As part of the international campaign for its closure, Dr. Aloysia Brooks, torture prevention advocate, and songwriter and human rights advocate, Les Thomas, have released the song ‘Guantanamo Blues’ as a free download …

It’s time we ended the stigma of depression

Robin Williams’s death has prompted an avalanche of comment about depression and suicide, most of which has been sympathetic, celebrating what he generously gave the world through his art, but some of it has been blindly judgmental. When depression is ignorantly derided as a bad lifestyle choice, being too left …

A march of a thousand miles begins with a single step

  Three days on from March in March and I’m still buzzing from the experience. In the last 19 years I’ve probably been to more rallies than polite company would tolerate, but there are a number of things that make March in March significantly different and inspiring. The first is …