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#metoo expanding its reach

#metoo expanding its reach? In mid February 2018 there was yet another school shooting, this time in Florida and there were 17 deaths. While previous responses to mass shootings were ignored by Trump, this has been turbo charged by the #metoo...

#metoo, Sexual Abuse as Abuse of Power

#metoo, Sexual Abuse as Abuse of Power. Mark O'Brien writes about how as #metoo grows and spreads its tentacles across the globe, it broadens from being about men abusing women to anyone abusing anyone. #metoo is more about the systemic abuse of...

UFC as a sign of our times

I was driving around recently and was disturbed to see bars crowded with under 35s watching a UFC match. I instantly saw UFC as a sign of our times and a manifestation of all that is wrong in our increasingly disconnected and violent...
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Why are Greens so unfashionable?

The Greens wishlist is pretty much the wish list of every person in Australia who wants to build a happy life for themselves. From education, hospitals, public transport, renewable energy, sustainable cities to saving our old growth forests so our...

Folk Hero Or Ratbag?

Do you remember those days prior to the start of the Iraq war, when hundreds of thousand of Australians marched in the streets, demanding and pleading with the Howard Goverrnment to not commit our country to a bogus war in...

Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man, A Review

“Economic hit men are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel World Bank, US government, and other foreign ‘aid’ funds into the coffers of international businesses and the pockets...

Losing the plot and loving it

Everything I need to know about life I can learn from Michael Leunig. I met the man on his recent visit to Byron Bay and his teapot philosophy made more sense than ever before. With confidence I can throw away those dusty self-help books propping up...

The 2010 Dreaming Festival

The 2010 Dreaming Festival was even more fabulous than the previous 3 'Dreamings' I have been privileged to attend. There were so many great moments, with so many other acts, but the thing that has stayed with me the most was a screening of the...

The Uplift Festival, Byron Bay 12/12

The Uplift Festival actually has been really amazing. The energy generated IS valuable and IS a ripple that will roll on out. On the beach yesterday morning perhaps 500 people saw in the 'new world' too with our indigenous elders from many cultures,...
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Links To Social Issue Articles

The following is a list of links to various articles relating to the various social issues of our times that have been selected from other websites. Please feel free to email links to any articles you have come across you think might be of interest...