27 Things To Give A S**t About In 2017

APATHY is tacit consent.  We need to CARE & ACT, not just for ourselves but for others.  In fact, to put others first is the way to ethical and moral behaviour and to build yourself. There are many people who stand up and speak out.  Often they are derided as “patsy’s” or “bunnies” – stupid for sticking their heads above the parapet.  They are effectively derided for taking action against…

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The World’s top criminals, psychopaths and megalomaniacs of 2016

I can’t say it any better than has Sarah Gill.  This piece should ignite the ire of every caring, compassionate, clear-thinking, knowledgeable and intelligent This piece should ignite the ire of every caring, compassionate, clear-thinking, knowledgeable and intelligent person on this planet. Over the last day or two, I’ve been reading woeful commentary and postings which express deep concern for Queen Elizabeth II having a cold. The concern is that,…

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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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As an Aboriginal teen I thought about killing myself every day

The teenage years are difficult and confused times for most of us. For children whose heritage and lifestyle does not match the mainstream social and cultural norms, that time must be even more difficult than most of us can imagine. Instead of producing a synthesis of indigenous and invader/immigrant cultural mores and traits and growing as a society to one of greater tolerance and understanding and in which compassion and…

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Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it

What is sanity? What is mentally well? One of the confounding aspects of the label “mentally ill” and the stigma attached to it is that we can’t, with any certainty, answer these questions. The reality is that we are speaking of difference, and much of humanity fears difference. The result is that we deride it, isolate it and, paradoxically, give a group label to those who exhibit it, as “crazy”…

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Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination

Over the past two and a half decades the US has chosen, supported,nominated and elected some peculiar (to say the least) candidates for the Presidency. The consequences of these actions have seen a growth of globalisation, the diminshment of US status with many other countriess, a continually growing menace from easy access to and private ownership of guns and a general lack of concern for the mass of he population,…

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The case of serial rapist police officer Daniel Holtzclaw tells us so much about 2015

Is there a difference in the way police treat black people as opposed to the way they treat whites? Has society in the “free world” actually matured to the extent that prejudice and discrimination are disappearing and no longer tolerated by those in control and those whose role it is to protect us? Do politicians at local, State, and Federal level really act in the interests of “the people” or…

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Marxism Today: the forgotten visionaries whose ideas could save Labour

Our World is under the control of neo-liberal, right wing, conservative power brokers. They comprise wealthy individuals, global corporations and polically powerful heads of government. “Socialism” is a dirty word. “Marxism” is unmentionable. Yet so much of the World’s disadvantage, poverty, injustice and perversion can reasonably be demonstrated as attributable to capitalist economy and the politics of conservatism and the right wing. In most rich democracies, the political left is…

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