I have many things to cover in this post, including a number of very important links.
THE BONKERS TRADE DEAL
The bonkers trade deal is officially known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP for short), and I am mentioning it in this post for two reasons:
- This Saturday at 11AM there is action taking place against it, starting outside Top Shop on King’s Lynn High Street.
- And linked to the above, I got my action pack from 38 Degrees through the post today.
To begin today’s links section, a nod to youth…
THE CASE OF THE DRACONIAN DRESS CODE: AN UPDATE
- The Petition
- The Yahoo piece
- To conclude this subsection a photo showing the “revealing clothes” for which a girl was called, which ignited the controversy:
JUSTICE FOR KAYLEB
Just a single link, but I make no apology for giving it a whole subsection to itself. This is a truly shocking case involving a 6th grader (English equivalent of this would be a year 7 student) facing the possibility of spending his life with a felony conviction on his record. Please sign and share this petition.
AUTISM AND CREATIVITY
Another single piece, this time courtesy of Huffington Post, about a study into autism and creativity. I start with a quote from the piece:
“Wong and Doherty said we should think of autism in terms of differences rather than deficits. And these differences, as the study suggests, can give rise to important and unique creative insights.” NB The italicisation is theirs not mine.
The full article deserves to be read and shared. Naturally as both an autistic person and the creator of this blog I wholeheartedly concur with the notion that autistic people can be especially creative!
SCIENCE AND NATURE
My final two links, the second being in the nature of a segue:
- Courtesy of science news comes this about the discovery of eight more galaxies orbiting the Milky Way.
- Finally, from birdguides comes this splendid article.
BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES
I bring this post to a conclusion with some pictures taken in and around King’s Lynn yesterday morning and today…