WE HATE NO. 25 : CONSUMERISM

The consumer today is the victim of the manufacturer who launches on him a regiment of products for which he must make room in his soul. Mary McCarthy: ‘America the Beautiful – the Humanist in the Bathtub’, On the Contrary (1961) Consumerism has several definitions. We should explain that our target here is the pursuit … [Read more…]

WE HATE : THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Although support for the 2012 London Games appears already to be declining in inverse proportion to the huge escalation of costs and the prospect of Lottery funds being diverted away from good causes, Londoners are commonly said to be “largely” supportive of the project. Well nobody has asked me. I have been implacably opposed to … [Read more…]

A BRIEF HISTORY

The National Information Forum was conceived in 1980 and formalised in 1981, the International Year of Disabled People. Ann Darnbrough, co-author of the Directory for Disabled People, pointed out to the organisers of the Year that their agenda failed to cover the vital subject of the information needs of disabled people. Ann was invited to form … [Read more…]