Even Scots can help get out the vote in the USA

Four days to go and we will spend them helping to get the vote out for Barack Obama in Hellertown, PA. I was asked the other day by @PeatWarrior whether people reacted adversely to a Scot canvassing in a US election. I can truly say that both in 2008 and now I have been greeted […]

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Forward with Obama in Bethlehem

Our first morning in Bethlehem PA, volunteering for Obama 12. Some people might think it a bit strange that we have travelled thousands of miles, used up our holiday allocation and blown our (meagre) savings (again) to work in an election where we don’t even have a vote. But the choice of who will be […]

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The hope of spring

Last week I spoke at a British Council conference in Istanbul where I met some amazing women – and men – from Arab Spring countries. We spent three days talking about gender, politics, democracy and the media, with the occasional discussion about cakes, clothes and children. I am still considering all I learned – and […]

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