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My freedom of life
Countless lives of gay people, all over the world, from as young as 13 years old
For always staying nights to keep me safe
Thanks
Vol 9: 44 - Thanks to a society which values the rights of individuals to free public services and spaces like libraries. Owed to Lambeth's Libraries and before that Skewen South Wales Carnegie Library by myself and family.
Vol 9: 46 -Debt Traps in Ghana and globally
Vol 9: 23 -To my mother (II)
To writers, thinkers, do-ers
Palestinians land
 

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To all who gave their all

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Thousands and thousands of lives of homosexual people, lost through suicide, victims of religious belief. These lives are owed to Gay people, their friends and family, from all the religions and creeds in our world that preach that a person’s natural love/sexuality is wrong – causing immense suffering, alteration, grief , shame, depression and too often suicide.

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My mum always used to sleep on an uncomfortable bed when I was in hospital recovering from operations.

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For Jake Wood + Allan Robertson

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A community needs its libraries. They are resource centres and encapsulate knowledge and expertise. Books are written to share these social emotional, personal, political historical , economical truths as well as stories reflecting society the environment , and the arts. They are an information sharing source for people who don't always have access to other means of gaining and sharing information i.e. the internet.

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The new lending boom in the global South is being fuelled by banks AND governments. While low interest rates in the US and Europe are leading banks and other private lenders to speculate on developing country debts, aid donors are giving more ‘aid’ in the form of loans rather than grants. Around £1.8 billion of UK aid was given in the form of loans in 2013, mainly through the World Bank. This is 15% of the overall aid budgetEarlier this month, Ghana agreed a loan from the IMF which will be entirely used to help meet debt payments. In 2015, 16% of Ghana's government revenue will be spent on foreign debt payments, including paying over 8% interest rates to international speculators. Ghana’s debt payments are predicted to continue to rise, and could be as high as half the government’s income if expectations of high economic growth are not met. Yet while a new debt trap is well on the way to being set, it is by no means inevitable. Responsible lending policies by lender nations like the UK, and the institutions they control, can still avert a crisis. We’re calling on the next UK government to take three key steps:

  1. Grants not loans for all UK aid, and international lenders the UK funds
  2. Tax justice so that countries don’t have to depend on excessive levels of debt
  3. Fair debt rules for countries, to show reckless lenders they won’t be bailed out and to stop vulture funds profiting from crisis
www.jubileedebt.org.uk to support the campaign

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NATURE OF DEBT Emotional
OWED TO My mother
OWED BY Melissa

For truly filling that hole and being dedicated to my children the second they were born. Putting up with my anger and disordered, hormonal behaviour

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OWED TO Writers, thinkers, do-ers

I owe a lot to people who have given me things to think about and act on. They don't know of my debt to them - which feels sad as they deserve so much. Ian

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NATURE OF DEBT Other

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