Author: Michele Baron

The Summer of Freedom and the Sunshine of Human Rights

What of those caught within the borders of unpublicised, unseen, unspoken battles for power, for control? What happens when people, due to values of faith, of fealty, of finance, find the summer sun eclipsed by exigencies of circumstance, of access, of politics, of the clash between a global concept of human rights, and a local […]

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Milestones of a Journey from Feb 1909, near the Statue of Liberty, to IWD 2017

In Copenhagen, 1910, at the Second International Conference of Working Women, German activist Clara Zetkin raised a vote, supported by women from 17 nations, to organise an International Working Women’s Day. In 1912, nine years after “Give me your tired, your poor…” was engraved on the pedestal plaque of the Statue of Liberty, after poor women desperate to earn […]

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A Modest Menu Encourages Dialogue on Poverty, Hunger, Ethics and Inclusion

A Modest Menu looks beyond the measurable aspects of poverty, hunger, global land use and food security, waste and pollution, human trafficking, exclusion, and the myriad other challenges which affect our lives, and will impact our future. A varied selection of essays, poetry and short stories shed light of conditions shared by those most impacted by lack of […]

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saffron scattering

here’s a poem by michele that would make us search our souls – evocative and enigmatic. the tundra is vast, summer’s life teeming, greening, sliding softly to autumn, sunset’s sleep, warm and red; and suddenly, swift, white, and silent — all covered with snow, with darkness and ice, from the fall through the windswept and […]

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A Confluence of Sensibilities

Michele reviews, ‘The Significant Anthology’, edited by Reena Prasad and Dr Ampat Koshy.  A 300- page compendium, it showcases 176 contributing authors. Its three sections, poetry, prose and long poem, contains ‘secrets of its own’, as the Different Truths reviewer tells us. With touches of brilliant poetry, captivating prose, and gripping characterisations and themes, The Significant Anthology, assembled and edited by […]

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