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3 February 2013
Yesterday the London Guardian published an obituary of Irish trade unionist and human rights activist Inez McCormack, who died on 21 January 2013. The obituary was written by Mary Robinson, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002. The text contained the following passage:
“Experience taught Inez that change could not be delivered through well-intentioned promises for the future. Change required timetables, outcomes and a keen awareness of power relationships. As she said: ‘Those who “have” can always argue that tomorrow is the right time for change. For the “have-nots” today is not soon enough.’”
You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts. For instance:
1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)
2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)
3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)
4. Capitalism in practice (4 July 2012)
5.Ladder (21 June 2012)
6. A tale of two cities (1) (6 June 2012)
7. A tale of two cities (2) (7 June 2012)
8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)
Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.