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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‘Piccaninnies’ And Other Expendables: What We’ve Always Done To Black Kids In Australia – New Matilda

A special place is reserved in settler-colonialism for Aboriginal kids. To this day, writes Liz Conor. If Four Corners had screened CCTV footage of Dylan Voller, high on ice, bashing a teenager in a car park before his mates knocked him unconscious, it might’ve tempered widespread outrage at his abject victimisation in the NT DonMore Source: ‘Piccaninnies’ And Other Expendables: What We’ve Always Done To Black Kids In Australia –…

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The ‘tampon tax’ is not a marginal issue – it’s the force of structural sexism at work | Gabrielle Jackson | Opinion | The Guardian

In New York they have just repealed the tax on mentstrual products as a matter of social justice. This tax on being a woman is insulting to us all Source: The ‘tampon tax’ is not a marginal issue – it’s the force of structural sexism at work | Gabrielle Jackson | Opinion | The Guardian

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Backing for Indigenous treaty grows as constitutional recognition loses support

The First Australians are ENTITLED to a Treaty. Constitutional recognition will end up as, at best, a symbolic move and, in all probability, will actually diminish the status of the First Australians and weaken or negate their legitimate claim that they are the rightful owners of this land. So, the people who “owned” it ALL [and I recognise that such was not the same concept as the ownership that non-aboriginal…

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Hanson’s Rise A Double Insult For Australian Muslims – New Matilda

Those who have made a life in Australia are forced to watch atrocities against Muslims in their homelands, while simultaneously fending off the bigotry of the anti-Islam movement here, writes Sarah Ali. Australia faces a problem. The election has seen the return of Pauline Hanson, who used the fear surrounding international terrorism to oversimplify complexMore Source: Hanson’s Rise A Double Insult For Australian Muslims – New Matilda

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Steve Price has Forfeited the Right to a Public Forum

In its early days, I was a regular viewer of The Project. Charlie Pickering was an astute host with an incisive and satirical wit, exercised often in such a way as to be completely missed by his target. Carrie Bickmore was an excellent foil for Charlie, bringing an intelligent naivety to the panel. The throw-away lines and quips of Dave Hughes provided both humour and light relief to diffuse awkward…

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