Danny Katch writes in Socialist Worker US about the increasing gap between the rich and the rest of us. He says in part:
The fact of the matter is this: The rising gap between the rich and the rest of us isn’t being caused by mysterious new forces, but by a very old-fashioned one: theft.
Eating raw, unpeeled onions is a lifestyle choice. Driving indigenous people off their land is genocide.
This is not from The Onion. It is about an onion. A raw, brown, unpeeled onion and Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, affectionately known as idiot boy by his adoring public. This report is the first in what will no doubt be a long long series of his adventures.
This is the link to my 30 minute or so interview with Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp. We discuss the Abbott government, the polls, the intergenerational report, recent and forthcoming demonstrations, a backpedalling but sneaky government and much more. Once you are in the Razor Sharp site hit the link to the interview.
Many Aboriginal people in Australia live in remote areas. As part of its 2014 Budget for the rich the Abbott government announced that funding of remote communities would be moved over 2 years away from the Commonwealth (which bore 2/3 rds of the cost) to State governments.