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The corrupt cat of capitalism

November 20, 2018 - 11:46 -- Admin

It’s out of the bag …. the corrupt cat of capitalism … this corporate Tom has caught its last mouse. With the Banking Royal Commission drawing to a close, there is speculation whether there will be charges laid against certain heads of banking for fraudulent activities. Now there is a speculation! But now, thanks to…

Progressive reform in a populist era

November 19, 2018 - 19:20 -- Admin

By Stephen Fitzgerald Having a progressive agenda with greater equality leads to higher economic growth and that higher economic growth then generates more tax revenue and that more tax revenue gives you a source of funding for more progressive reforms that can make a more inclusive society. These advances in our understanding of economics really…

Charges Under Seal: US Prosecutors Get Busy With Julian Assange

November 19, 2018 - 19:04 -- Admin

Those with a stake in the hustling racket of empire have little time for the contrariness that comes with exposing classified information. Those who do are submitted to a strict liability regime of assessment and punishment: you had the information (lawfully obtained or otherwise) but you released it for public deliberation. Ignorance remains a desensitising…

Cause and Effect

November 19, 2018 - 13:15 -- Admin

Recently Fairfax media published an article written by Steve Robson, a professor and current President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. After 30 years, he has written about his attempt to kill himself while a young Registrar working in Rockhampton due to (self-diagnosed) depression. He tells of taking some ‘ward items’ home and before he got…

How a climate change denier works

November 18, 2018 - 13:14 -- Admin

When Malcolm Turnbull told his audience at the bar association dinner that “the Liberal Party and the Coalition is not capable of dealing with climate change” because of a group in the Coalition who believe that it is “a fraud”, he was speaking of a group whose most vocal spokesman is the federal member for…

The gross incompetence of a mediocre middle-class

November 17, 2018 - 15:26 -- Admin

Gather around fellow workers and producers … gather around citizens and retirees, gather around young and old … and all you who are now concerned at the gross mismanagement of the nation’s commodities, utilities, resources and people power. It is time to talk of removing those middle-class incompetents from office and replacing them with a…

Balance of power games played out by media reports promoting fear and distrust

November 16, 2018 - 12:35 -- Admin

By Denis Bright Having increased its majority in the US Senate at the Mid-term elections on 6 November 2018, the Trump Administration can claim a partial mandate to excuse the Democratic Blue Wave in the US House of Representatives. For Australia, this is a dangerous time in our foreign policy as the mainstream media cheers…

The Jerusalem Tangle: ScoMo’s Recognition Policy Stumbles

November 16, 2018 - 11:02 -- Admin

Jerusalem, deemed a holy city, and seen as trade item, bargaining chip and bartering tool over the centuries. Sought by the major faiths, despoiled at stages by various empires, revived and chalice of poison in international law. Australia’s Scott Morrison, charmless in his ignorance, has come to realise the problems of relocating the Australian embassy…