Kathleen McMullen

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You will not be Watched

In the film Jason Bourne (2016) tech big shot Aaron Kalloor has created Deep Dream, a sinister social media platform with the capacity to capture data from millions of citizens. After announcing to a media audience ‘you will not be watched’ in response to a query about the security of…


During the second lock-down I had an unusual dream. I was aboard a luxury spaceship travelling to a new home in a distant galaxy. It was going to take over five years to reach a planet that was similar to earth only better. …


To sleep, perchance to Dream; aye, there’s the rub. Hamlet

What I don’t understand is why she can’t sleep in the Church hall or the church cafe next door? Instead she sleeps on a wooden bench behind the hollyhocks and rose bushes in all weathers. It is so beyond unsafe…


But a Storm is blowing in from Paradise

Tony Blair has written an article spelling out what the UK’s Labour party must do to gain power after enduring major losses in recent UK council elections. In Without total change Labour will die lofty declarations team up with political rhetoric to…


In a world where Capital confronts Labour?

Sacha Garben has written an interesting article about how the status of EU online workers can be recognised in terms of ‘employed’ workers so they can access health and safety protections and improved working conditions instead of being described as ‘self employed’. …


The UK government’s Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy has been presented to Parliament but what does it mean? First, it is assertive in style and does not elaborate precisely why Russia, Iran and North Korea are threats to UK national security. …


Goodbye to Gasoline and Diesel. Hurrah!

Drove my Chevy to the levee. But the levee was dry. Words by Don Mclean.

Traffic lights and a long queue of cars with their rear lights on contrast with the dim murky background. Buffalo, Niagara.

The Passion and the Power

The age of the internal combustion engine vehicle is ending. It lasted more than 150 years with ICE vehicles driven by millions who knew…


Marine Pollution caused by Oil Spills, Radioactive Waste and Plastic Litter

And the very deep did rot;

An ocean tanker under dark clouds and sunlit vapour trails

Not far from my childhood home in the village of Mousehole (West Cornwall) you will find the Bird Hospital and Sanctuary founded in 1928 by the sisters Dorothy and Phyllis Yglesisas. Long before marine pollution was researched by scientists the sisters embarked on a…


Why sustainable Climate Finance has to increase

This year from November 9 for 12 days the UN Global Climate Conference (GOP26), hosted by the UK with Italy hosting the pre COP26, will take place in Scotland. Over 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event in Glasgow including the climate…


The high cost to women of expensive short term loans.

Money Saving expert Martin Lewis writes:

“The payday loan industry was built on the back of marketing, not need. They sold people the concept of a need to create a demand, then pushed products. Payday loans are for most a flawed concept. …

Kathleen McMullen

Citizen, Voter, Reader. Critic of social exclusion practices and unequal justice.

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