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Extreme distraction (part 2)

November 7, 2018 - 14:00 -- Admin

By Tony Andrews The world is rigged, and it has been for a very long time. Society has a bad habit of labelling everyone into being something that can fit into an easily defined mould. Capitalist, Socialist, Christian, Muslim, right wing, left wing, progressive, conservative, conspiracy theorist, whatever term or ‘ism/ist’ that can be used…

Risorgimento!

November 7, 2018 - 11:52 -- Admin

“The Culture is dead, long live the Culture!”… When I was quite young, and I heard for the first time the cry of “The King is dead, long live the King!”… I was confused … how can the king live long if he is already dead?…But of course, well … you know the logic of…

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The hysterical fringes have stopped sensible debate

November 7, 2018 - 10:20 -- Admin

So many important discussions this nation must have are being hijacked by sensationalist scaremongering and the caterwauling from the extreme right. In true Trump fashion, racial profiling is on the rise.  Muslims, Africans and asylum seekers are vilified in a frenzy of xenophobia.  Aboriginal disadvantage is due to laziness and giving them too many free…

Masquerading Reforms: The Tricks of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

November 6, 2018 - 16:46 -- Admin

The surgical dismembering of Jamal Khashoggi has sent the military establishments of several countries into a tizz. Arms manufacturers are wondering whether this is an inconvenient blip, a ruffling moral reminder about what they are dealing with. Autocratic regimes indifferent to the lives of journalists are wondering whether the fuss taken about all this is…

Extreme distraction

November 6, 2018 - 14:05 -- Admin

By Tony Andrews A revolution has occurred while we’ve been watching the telly, dreaming of a new car, dishwasher or holiday, and trying our best not to offend anyone. No tanks have rolled through suburban Australia, no massed forces have seized the factories and farms, instead they’ve been relocated overseas or sold off, radically and…

Dare ya

November 5, 2018 - 16:00 -- Admin

On 21 August, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said I think in the immigration portfolio, you are defined by Nauru and Manus … I would love to get everybody off there tomorrow. If I could have brought them to Australia in a charter flight overnight I would have. Admittedly this was the ‘kind, warm and fuzzy’ Dutton…

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