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Indigenous, Afro-Honduran Women: Autonomy an End To Violence

Sunday, 31 July 2011, 8:15 pm | Margaret Thompson

From the rhythmic beat of powerful drums and ancient spiritual songs that echoed through the sacred ruins of the Mayan Chortí in Copan in western Honduras, the three-day event ended with hundreds of indigenous and Afro- Honduran women demanding autonomy ... More >>

UK Decides #6: Decision Time Approaches

Tuesday, 4 May 2010, 10:45 pm | Margaret Thompson

The election is not a big deal in the Western Highlands of Scotland where I am now. This is a remote, spread out electorate represented in Westminster for the past 20 years by a Lib-Dem MP, and unlikely to change next Thursday. More >>

UK Decides #5: Debate Fever Grips The Media

Monday, 26 April 2010, 10:59 am | Margaret Thompson

UK Decides: An Occasional Election Diary Part 4 By Margaret Thompson See Also: UK Decides: An Occasional Election Diary # 1 UK Decides: An Occasional Election Diary #2 UK Decides: Election Diary #3 - The Debate UK Decides #4: Talking Heads and Expenses ... More >>

UK Decides: Talking Heads and Expenses Remorse

Thursday, 22 April 2010, 12:05 pm | Margaret Thompson

This morning I saw a little drawing of a couple sprawled on a green sofa, relaxing with glasses of wine at the end of a hard day. Sitting on a chair very close by was a large male head fixing them with an intent gaze – just the head (“untitled” ... More >>

UK Decides: Election Diary #3 - The Debate

Sunday, 18 April 2010, 10:12 am | Margaret Thompson

The much vaunted, first ever Leader’s Debate was disappointingly hohum. The Iceland volcano, which grounded all UK planes that day with billowing bursts of ash and glass particles was far more interesting. Not that the clouds are visible in London, which ... More >>

UK Decides: An Occasional Election Diary - 2

Friday, 16 April 2010, 9:49 am | Margaret Thompson

You may find my comment on the election rather shallow –and you would be right. But I am in good company. Sarah Gordon's and Samantha Cameron's feet have recently come in for some serious scrutiny. More >>

UK Decides: An Occasional Election Diary

Tuesday, 13 April 2010, 10:20 pm | Margaret Thompson

Yesterday, Monday 12 April, the Union Jacks flew above all the important buildings in Whitehall at half mast in tribute to the Polish President who, along with 95 others, died in the horrific plane crash in Russia. But in the media, the election has returned ... More >>

Arts Festival Review - NZTrio: Movement

Tuesday, 9 March 2010, 4:37 pm | Margaret Thompson

This was the concert I should have brought my aspiring teenage musicians too. What an exciting, fascinating new music fiesta! I say this in spite of the concert beginning with a Beethoven allegro movement, played with joyous élan. The clear sounds of ... More >>

Arts Festival Review: Peaks of Cloud

Tuesday, 9 March 2010, 1:10 pm | Margaret Thompson

What a privilege to hear together Michael Houston’s shining piano playing and Keith Lewis’s sonorous and expressive voice, a dynamic partnership that seemed to enhance and flower as the evening went on. Two very talented players fronted the stage but ... More >>




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