Sydney ad agency under fire over claims a job applicant told the company didn’t want “three brown skin people” attending meetings – SmartCompany

A Sydney-based advertising agency has come under fire after a job applicant claims she was told the agency would not employ her due to the company already employing two other “brown skin people”. Sri Lankan woman Surungi Emily Hohol took to Facebook to express her outrage over her interview at advertising agency Banjo, saying she Source: Sydney ad agency under fire over claims a job applicant told the company didn’t…

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Leonard Cohen: 10 of the best

Great songwriting, as does great poetry, feeds the spirit and informs and lifts. It gives one an insight into life’s vagueries, pain and hurt, as well as joy, tenderness, love and hate in a way that opens new understanding into what are universalities. There are some few great artist that have achieved and are able to deliver a mixture of words, vocal treatment, phrasing, music that is so precisely balanced…

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Homelessness: An abomination in a world of wealth.

Millions of people in our world are homeless. 1% of the World’s population now own more than 50% of the World’s wealth. The self-imposed curse on humanity is our own greed and unwillingness to share. We have created the inequity that exists. It is not necessary. It is not inevitable. There are more than enough resources in our world for all to have the basic necessities of life and more….

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Northern Territory abuse reflects OUR ‘blame’ culture.

BLAME! Sadly, in Australia today we have a culture of blame. When things go wrong, usually the first response is to start pointing fingers. We have to have a culprit. Not only that but, far too often, we then seek revenge. That revenge can take many forms. It may mean public shaming, imprisonment, excessive claims for “compensation”, calls for harsher penalties or longer sentences. Whatever its nature it reflects the…

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A Great Day for Women & America

Congratulations to Hilary Clinton. It is good to see the distinct possibility of a woman taking the oath of office to become the President of the United States. Although I would prefer a president with a political philosophy more in line with that of Bernie Sanders, I am pleased to see the chance for this office to go to a woman, which in itself is history making. I am not…

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From Populism to Nationalism: The Highs and Lows of Democrats’ Big Finale

The final night of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) saw highs, lows, and abundant examples of party propagandizing. Here are some takeaways from Night Four:’Our enemies will fear us’Retired four-star Gen. John Allen was flanked by military officials as he offered one of most neoconservative speeches of the evening, promising “our enemies” that “we will pursue you as only Americans can.” Source: From Populism to Nationalism: The Highs and Lows…

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Terror : Extremism’s weapon against those who live …

The acts of destruction and death, committed by extremists are horrifying. As bad, if not worse, are the effects on those who survive these events but lose their loved ones, their friends, their neighbours, their homes. These acts of terror seem senseless and almost incomprehensible to most people, regardless of their race, nationality, religion, gender or age. They work for the extremists who commit them because they develop a climate…

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