Roger Hawcroft

Roger Hawcroft

Roger is an online activist & library consultant living in Queensland, Australia. Roger has a diverse work background in both public and private sectors and large and small organisations. Her has degrees in teaching and library & information science. Roger is keen to contribute to a more equitable and peaceful society. Roger feels that his own struggle with an autism spectrum disorder have given him awareness of the difficulties & stigma that is the lot of the disadvantaged every where. He is particularly interested in social justice and human rights and in reversing the trend towards "blaming the victim" in society.
  • The corruption inside capitalism

    “There is enough in the world for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed.” — Frank Buchman EIGHT individuals now have wealth equal to that of 3.6 Billion other human beings, 50% of the world’s population. Reading Oxfam’s recent report on global wealth was nauseating. In 2016, 1% of...
  • Give Peace a Chance,With War

    “The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war that we know about peace, more about killing that we know about living.” (Omar Bradley) Fighting for peace is an oxymoron.  Parties must stop...
  • Positive Female Role Models in Children’s Literature

    Are the words our children and young people hear and read and the connotations of their use really significant to their development of self-concept, self-image, self-belief and aspirations? We know that literacy is a key enabler for obtaining better life chances, such as education, job opportunities, and understanding of...
  • Effective Altruism: Are Donations Used Wisely?

    Who gives and why? Charities receive billions of dollars from donors each year.  Of the tens of thousands of charities around the World, private donations to these charities provide around 2.5 times that which is provided by governments in official AID programs and such. Research shows the amount of...
  • Compassion for Suffering – Suffering for Compassion.

    “I can’t change the world so I’ll change the world within my reach.” (Casey Curtis) She lay in the grass, very still, tail flat and breathing heavily. He sat beside her, feeling the cold and damp of the ground through his shorts and on his bare torso and legs....
  • A Surfeit of Saviours

    “No one has ever become poor by giving.” (Anne Frank – The Diary of Anne Frank) We have a world demeaned and distressed by injustice, inequity, and inequality. It ranges from despotism and slavery through to poverty and homelessness, overcrowding to isolation, education for only the rich to no...
  • The Dark Side of Cultural Traditions

    Cultural respect and preservation is important or so I’ve long argued and many others seem to agree. However, whilst I still hold to that principle, I have found my feelings increasingly challenged. What is disturbing me is that I am continually confronted by examples of cultural practice that are...
  • Does the Developed World have Asperger’s Syndrome?

    We are our culture and tradition; if there is no culture or tradition we are no one. (Tamerian Kuzgov) I’m not a scholar. I’m not religious. I have no senior position or status. I grew in a relatively poor working class district of the north of England – some...
  • A World of Promise, Paucity, & Posturing

    “I don’t promise that when a kid lives it will cause a GNP increase. I think life has value.” Bill Gates. World Economic Forum 2007 Our World The Earth is a beautiful planet. It is a life-giving planet that has sustained and still sustains so many species. It is...
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    Sustainable Development – an Oxymoron?

    “God forbid that India should ever take to industrialisation after the manner of the West. The economic imperialism of a single tiny island kingdom is today keeping the World in chains. If an entire nation of 300 million took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world...
  • Difference As Diversity

    It was a cold clear but cloudy night in which vision of the stars came and went as the chill wind blew the clouds across the sky. I sat on the cold concrete step, shivering a little but with what seemed a heightened awareness of the night air, the...
  • Give a Man a Fish

    “Give a man fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.” It’s an old proverb of indefinite origin but universal relevance. To many of us, it would seem a self-evident truth that it is better to provide someone...
About us

Words In The Bucket is a team of global citizens with the common goal of raising awareness and information about issues related to human rights protection, social inclusion, development and environment.

We are "Rethinking World Thinking"