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Ukraine, Continued Aid, and the Prevailing Logic of Slaughter

June 15, 2024 - 18:21 -- Admin

War always commands its own appeal. It has its own frazzled laurels, the calling of its own worn poets tenured in propaganda. In battle, the poets keep writing, and keep glorifying. The chattering diplomats are kept in the cooler, biding their time. The soldiers die, as do civilians. The politicians are permitted to behave badly.…

Illawarra offshore wind zone declaration good news for climate

June 15, 2024 - 16:25 -- Admin

Friends of the Earth Australia Media Release Today the federal government officially declared the Illawarra offshore wind zone 20 kilometres off the coast of Wollongong in NSW. Environmental justice organisation Friends of the Earth welcomes the announcement, saying it’s good news for action on climate change and job creation. “From Gippsland in Victoria to the…

“Hungary is our Israel”: Tony Abbott and Orbán’s Danube Institute

June 14, 2024 - 09:54 -- Admin

It was announced in late in 2023 that Tony Abbott was to be a “visiting fellow” for Viktor Orbán’s Danube Institute, a hub of ultra reactionary thought that gathers anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-feminist, anti-LGBTQIA+ speakers who celebrate the Christian Nationalist project. Or, as Abbott describes it, “a point of light to Conservatives around the world.” It…


June 13, 2024 - 18:13 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry  We are the mongrels Underneath the table, Fighting for the leavings Tearing us to shreds. We are the mongrels Underneath the table Tearing up the floorboards Unaware of the banquet Up above our heads. The chorus to a 2014 song by Joan Osborne, it is an ear worm, rattling through my brain…

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