Movement Against Police Violence Condemns Violence Against Police

America has a violent history, a racist history, and a gun culture. All of these factors contribute to the current unhealthy climate of prejudice, hatred, discrimination and mindless violence. The police have many dedicated officers who are sincere in their belief that they are an asset to the community and that enforcing the law is a positive, even essential asset for a civilised society. The black community and the poor…

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Alarmism, economic idiocy, and Orwellian appointments: three years of political disaster | Josh Bornstein

Can the relentless incoherence and incompetence of the government be attributed to a particular blend of capitalism and religion that has found favour in the US? Source: Alarmism, economic idiocy, and Orwellian appointments: three years of political disaster | Josh Bornstein | Opinion | The Guardian

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The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie | Society | The Guardian

For many years, as a library manager, when questioning practices or introducing change I have been met with, in so many words, the proposition that: “but that’s not the way. We’ve always done it like this. Everyone else does it like this. Check with them. Why should we change” Such an attitude, at various times, created conflict between myself and my staff and between myself and my colleagues – not…

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Fact check: Do the world’s 62 richest people hold the same wealth as the poorest 50 per cent?

Do 62 individuals have the same wealth as 3.6 billion people, and has the unequal concentration of wealth worsened in the last five years? ABC Fact Check investigates. Source: Fact check: Do the world’s 62 richest people hold the same wealth as the poorest 50 per cent? – Fact Check – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Somali Islamic militants Al Shabaab use Donald Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’ speech in recruitment film.

War mongering, discriminatory, prejudiced and macho chest thumping is immature and unproductive. It is also dangerous. The possibility that someone as intellectually deficit as Donald Trump could become the President of the USA is frightening indeed for he embodies all of those characteristics. Trump’s diatribes and those of others with similar narrow-minded and self-serving views are a major threat to peace and well-being for all. It is such immoderate and…

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Federal politicians claim almost $48 million in expenses: Find out how much your local MP spent

Many Australian politicians, if not corrupt, are certainly unethical & careless with public funds, not only in pursuing legitimate duties of office but in bending the rules for private indulgence. They already receive far greater pay and entitlements than the average and this rorting should be stopped. What it displays is their total disdain for the average citizen – those that they purport to represent.

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