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A chink of light in the darkness

October 21, 2020 - 23:53 -- Admin

In a recent Letter to the Editor of the NT News, I mentioned my weekly sessions outside NT Parliament House. [As an aside, it never ceases to surprise me that most of my letters get published in a Murdoch paper, and it is interesting to see how the resulting complaints about my views on the…

‘Letters’ Tells Urgent Tale of Bushfire Survival in new film supporting Climate Change Act from Photoplay

October 21, 2020 - 15:47 -- Admin

Media Release, 21st October 2020 – Photoplay Films has launched the provocative ‘Letters’, a film aiming to raise awareness and mobilise political support for the Climate Change Act. Directed by Melvin J. Montalban, the campaign film encourages Australians to write to their local member of parliament urging them to support the new Climate Change Act, legislation…

Seeking the Post COVID-19 Sunshine: More Bipartisan Big Picture Leadership for the Turbulent Mid-2020s

October 21, 2020 - 15:00 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The NSW’s Government’s Draft Report on Federal State Relations (NSW Review) offers a preview of Australia’s future directions within the limitations of those familiar neoliberal policy levers that are so attractive to the LNP at all levels of government. The Morrison Government is indeed polling well after its own 2020 Budget with…

Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 4)

October 21, 2020 - 12:00 -- Admin

Continued from: Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 3) By Outsider   For over 200 years an ‘elite’ core of powerful ‘global’ leaders and grossly affluent individuals and foundations have promulgated the fear of over-population. They have persisted with devious, and some quite bizarre, schemes to control the earth’s population. As already noted the eugenics ‘principles’…

Follow the Money: Banking, Criminality and the FinCEN Files

October 21, 2020 - 10:20 -- Admin

It was all a fitting reminder of Bertolt Brecht’s remark that bank robbery lies in the province of amateurs. The real professionals of plunder establish banks. Last month, the labours of Buzzfeed and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed just that. Centre stage: international banking misbehaviour. And my, was there much to go on.…

Dan Andrews stares down the lynch mob

October 20, 2020 - 18:00 -- Admin

By Ad astra   If you detest Dan Andrews and want him gone, stop reading now. What follows will not please you. As a citizen of Victoria I am incensed by the continual attacks on our premier. It’s not surprising that the State Opposition leader, the hapless Michael O’Brien, attacks Andrews in his usual censorious manner.…

Sloppy Methodology: Social Media, Censorship and New York Post’s Hunter Biden Story

October 20, 2020 - 10:44 -- Admin

It was highly probable. Given the howls of concern that social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook nurse and nurture a bias (every choice on content entails one), a gift was made to critics to show just that. Last Wednesday, Twitter prevented users from posting links to a New York Post story. The story,…

A Study in Scarlet

October 18, 2020 - 16:37 -- Admin

Can we see a pattern emerging? Do we see a certain fear … no! … wrong word … not “fear” but rather a wariness in being seen to join in any seemingly “suggestive” activity, even if only looking or reading something that may hint of impropriety? Recently … a couple of weeks ago … I…

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