Category Archives: Litter, Human Rights and Travel

A short story-(to start with…)

A Short Story-(based on recent newspaper articles and personal travel experiences in Europe and beyond).  Subjects, the Mediterranean Migrant Crisis, Europe’s Marine Litter Problem.  2098 words. ‘Try me’ by simon owens.   Jake; tired, frustrated, restless and with a fire … Continue reading

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Walking with sciatica, (in no more than 500 words)-part 5.

-I passed Chesil Cove at the Eastern end of Chesil Beach today.  There’s always plastic there.  A team of people could walk up and down the 18 mile pebble UNESCO World Heritage Site every day until the problem gets solved, … Continue reading

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Slavery? Not in my opinion!

Not knowing quite what to write about after my last visit to the ‘illegal’ Migrant population in Calais, I posted a short tweet on twitter:  It goes like this: Starting a debate on employing “Irregular Migrants” on Europe’s borders and … Continue reading

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the briefcase.

Another trip to Calais, France.  A trip to scour the beaches, to document the litter, to think on the feasibility of employing the many desperate Migrants who are racing to Europe in their attempt to create safety away from turmoil. … Continue reading

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To be kidnapped or not to be kidnapped.

Have you read Brian Keenan’s book, “An Evil Cradling”?  The most amazing book I have ever read.  And I’ve read it more than once.  I used to carry it with me on my travels.  I used it like a bible.  … Continue reading

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Swift operation in Calais.

The French Authorities have once again rounded up many of the Migrants in Calais and they are supposedly being housed in detention centres in the suburbs. It happened this morning and below is a report by the BBC. I e … Continue reading

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This is how it is.

There are about eight hundred undocumented Migrants in Calais in Northern France. Calais is about 21 miles from Dover in the UK. There are regular ferry crossings. The journey is about an hour an a half and at the moment, … Continue reading

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