Stand Your Ground And Fight 

I am in a genuine state of hurt and dismay but not surprise at the news of the election. I have said since The DNC disingenuously made Hillary the candidate that I didn’t think she would beat Trump. This article is a great summation. We must now more than ever unite around Progressive politics and the movements that unite us: “If Trump is a fascist, as … Continue reading Stand Your Ground And Fight 

Why Brexit Was an Anguished Cry For Community

In this powerful, insightful interview Owen Jones speaks to actor Martin Sheen about Working Class Britain. He describes how you cannot underestimate the power of the “take back control” message. You are talking about communities that have lost all sense of control in terms of de-industrialisation, globalisation and abandonment from central government. However this is  little to do with EU membership but needs to be … Continue reading Why Brexit Was an Anguished Cry For Community

Stressed?

Our society both demands and values intensity. Emma Seppälä discusses how being motivated and adrenaline rushed is seen as highly important in our working lives. However, without downtime this can damage our health and immune system.  In this fantastic clip, she demonstrates a simple breathing technique to help calm your nervous system and alleviate the symptoms and build up factors of stress. Try it and … Continue reading Stressed?

Questioning War, Conflict & Violence

  Author: Haile Lagi Note: this posts covers some heavy topics, but I think you can handle it 🙂 It’s sometime around 6.00 pm, my dad just bought a new phone, my brother & I somehow simultaneously came to an epiphany of sorts, there’s an “unclaimed item” present in the home (it’s the free accessories that comes with every phone and our parents never use), see … Continue reading Questioning War, Conflict & Violence

Appreciating Milestones And Saying Thank You.

  It’s important to appreciate the little things. That’s why I wanted to take a brief moment to thank everyone who is engaging, commenting and contributing to The Conversation Room. In a short space of time, we’ve had some incredible articles on some really interesting topics and sparked real, mannerly debate without descending into anger and trolling which is unfortunately so common in media these … Continue reading Appreciating Milestones And Saying Thank You.

Is First Lady a Demeaning Role?

  What is the role of First Lady? Is it a dated, patriarchal role or has it evolved into something worthwhile and meaningful? The first lady’s role has never been codified or officially defined in the U.S, yet she figures prominently in the political and social life of the nation. Since 1790s the role of first lady has changed considerably. It has come to include involvement … Continue reading Is First Lady a Demeaning Role?