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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Why America needs Bernie Sanders to be its anti-poverty spokesman

No reasonable person could be anything other than mystified at the unfolding of the US Presidential electoral process and what it has produced this year. On the right-wing, we have a rich, bigoted, buffoon of mediocre intellect and dangerously discriminatory and pseudo nationalistic sentiments. This is a man who, under no circumstances, should ever be allowed to head a nation, let alone one of the most powerful in the World….

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7 Things You Should Know About The Death Penalty, Even If You Support It

No one with a developed and exercised intellect will support the death penalty. The death penalty is simply legalised murder. The death penalty is vengeance – not sanction. For the religious, it is just more hypocrisy for: “Vengeance is mine”, said the Lord and “Judge not others lest you be judged” For the non religious, it is no less a hypocrisy for: Many, many, completely innocent people have been convicted…

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Justice Miscarried – Experts Say Case of Purvi Patel Sets ‘Cruel’ Precedent for Reproductive Rights

This case sets the scene for a fresh repression of the rights of all women. Please sign the petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/538/598/646/demand-the-release-of-purvi-patel-imprisoned-for-20-yrs-for-an-abortion/ Experts Say Case of Purvi Patel Sets ‘Cruel’ Precedent for Reproductive Rights | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community.

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Not Justice: Purvi Patel to serve 20 years in prison for an abortion.

This is a gross abuse of human rights and yet another example of religious zeal becoming persecution with the connivance of the state. It is also a continuation of the notion that women should not have control over their own bodies. This decision is abhorrent and should be opposed by any civilised, rational and humane person. It has nothing to do with justice. It isn’t justice for Purvi Patel to…

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The Student Debt Time Bomb

It is often said that what happens in Australia is what happened in the USA around 10 years before. If that really is the case and there do appear to many examples of it, then the future does indeed look bleak for young Australians who are faced with the drastic changes to higher education proposed by the LNP government of Tony Abbott and the Education Minister, Christopher Pyne. According to…

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One Simple Trick to Help You Graduate From College: Be Rich

The economic policies of modern western governments such as Australia and the USA are achieving the precise opposite of what a democratic government should be about – the well-being of all its citizens. That this is so is incontrovertibly demonstrated in many areas of life but none so dramatically as the inverse ratio of wealth distribution over the last decades which shows categorically that as the richest few get richer,…

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