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Pass the Parcel is not a solution !

November 16, 2023 - 09:50 -- Admin

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court in the UK has ruled that sending asylum seekers to Rwanda for their refugee status to be assessed, is unlawful. As my wife frequently observes : ‘well, I could have told them that !’ The British government had made a fatal mistake in managing their asylum seeker challenge…

“Shoot, Shovel, and Shut Up”: Texas Anti-Immigration Laws

November 16, 2023 - 03:24 -- Admin

By James Moore The U.S. Constitution is under attack. Christo-fascists are trying to turn a secular document into a religious proclamation. They want their Jesus back in public schools, prayer before classes, and the Ten Commandments plastered on all four walls with End Times nonsense whispered into the ear of every student in the land.…

Sunak’s Dad’s Army Option: David Cameron Returns

November 15, 2023 - 14:50 -- Admin

Openly ignored by his incendiary, now ex-Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was left with few options. Retaining her would continue a process of blighting his already precarious prime ministership, suggesting weakness and a distinct lack of authority. Kicking her off the Cabinet front bench would, while reasserting some measure of control,…

An Interview With Miss Information

November 15, 2023 - 12:29 -- Admin

“Good afternoon, today we are fortunate to have the pleasure of interviewing, Miss Information, who works for the Proper Gander Party. First question, why do you have a problem with the proposed laws threatening to ban you from being heard?” ”Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it?” ”Can you elaborate?” ”It’s perfectly clear that this is the…

Chaos and confusion are intentional weapons: Albanese must strengthen not weaken the misinformation bill

November 15, 2023 - 09:27 -- Admin

The Albanese government announced this week that it would weaken proposed disinformation-suppressing measures because the Coalition was implacably opposed to them. It is hardly surprising that Peter Dutton’s Opposition should fight the bill; it is disappointing that Labor should have so little commitment to protecting its own chances let alone the democratic project. Dutton’s Coalition…

The Militarised University: Where Secrecy Goes to Thrive

November 14, 2023 - 14:05 -- Admin

For anyone wishing to bury secrets, especially of the unsavoury sort, there is one forum that stands out. Call it a higher education institution. Call it a university. Even better, capitalise it: the University. This is certainly the case in Australia, where education is less a pursuit of knowledge as the acquiring of a commodity,…

Can the Resource Rich States of WA and Queensland Add More Flexibility to the Federal Government’s Priorities Relating to Future Commercial Ties with China?

November 14, 2023 - 12:37 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   Australia’s two most resource rich states of WA and Queensland are setting new priorities in budgetary management, capital works intervention and even engagement with China. These commitments to state based economic and quasi-foreign policy initiatives must inevitably interact with federal protocols affecting our national sovereignty through the combined effects of strategic policies…

State Power and the Left today

November 14, 2023 - 11:38 -- Admin

The other day I saw another post by a Conservative trashing Marxism and arguing that Marxism had never succeeded in practice. In response I argued that it depends on how you measure success. There may never have been a communist government of the sort Marx envisaged. Some regimes were a macabre parody of Marx’s principles.…

Unintended Ironies: Condemning the Armistice Day Marches

November 13, 2023 - 13:55 -- Admin

Armistice Day is one of those disturbing occasions of the year when humanity’s folly is laid bare. It should be an occasion to remind said humanity about the stupid waste occasioned by war and its war-crazed planners who generally elude the dock; instead, it’s an occasion to extol its virtues and remind the reactionaries that…

The Boys of Praha

November 13, 2023 - 01:18 -- Admin

By James Moore (It is Veterans Day Weekend [here in the USA], and as is my personal tradition, I am sharing again my story on “The Boys of Praha.” I wrote this original narrative about twenty years ago for the “American Legion Magazine,” when I came across the history of this little Texas parish. I…

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