Articles from En Passant
Refugee Action Coalition
The Refugee Action Coalition welcomes the agreement to place baby Asha in community detention as a victory for people power and the “Let Them Stay” campaign on behalf of the 267 asylum seekers from Nauru and Manus Island presently in Australia.
This is the link to my 30 minute interview on 16 February with Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp. Among other things we discuss the polls, the GST, Turnbull’s backdown, Turnbull as Abbott with a smile, privatising Medicare payments, pensions as loans, unemployment, poverty and much more.
To hear the interview click here.
Let them stay rally University of Wollongong 12 pm Wednesday February 24 at the Duckpond
Who carries the carrion?
Who carries the carrion from conception to its death?
Who walks the smalling mile in slowly steepling steps?
We do not know my answers to questions we don’t feel
Nor do we know the freedom of what is cruelly real
And yet we sense a truth that no one else can touch
For hope is not eternal, springing from our guts
It is the nuts and bolts of love, and life
Caught between the farmer, husband, wife
Joe Sabatini explains the neoliberal mindset behind the UN climate talks in Paris last year–officially called the 21st Congress of the Parties for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP 21–and what the resulting agreement really means for saving the planet, in an article originally written for the January 2016 issue of the revolutionary socialism in the 21st century magazine and published at the r
Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, says that Labor’s proposals to limit negative gearing to new housing from 1 July 2017 and grandfather existing investment before then are the biggest tax reforms in a decade. This isn’t the case.
I remember when US Supreme Court Justice Scalia spoke at the Australian National University Law School (early 1990s? ) to law school staff (of which I was one) about originalism. This is the idea that the constitution should be interpreted in the context of the time it was introduced.