It’s fair to say that a lot of people are disillusioned with our major political parties, and it’s more than likely that the 2016 election will be contested by an ever-growing number of independents or minor parties. Alan Howell has formed one of them, the Equal Australia Party, which he introduces below.
Articles from The Australian Independent Media Network
We’ve all heard the recent calls to ban the burqa. Paul Dellit writes that the calls are the loudest from Christian conservatives.
“I learned three things in Zurich during the war. I wrote them down. Firstly, you’re either a revolutionary or you’re not, and if you’re not you might as well be an artist as anything else. Secondly, if you can’t be an artist, you might as well be a revolutionary. … I forget the third thing.”
Tom Stoppard. Travesties.
Self-belief is a powerful tool in achieving success and there is no question that Tony Abbott has it in spades. But does he have the substance to justify it?
At high school, Tony was in the seconds for rugby, something that did not sit well with him or his father who both believed he should have been in the First XV.
Abbott’s not wearing any clothes. His nakedness is now impossible for our lazy mainstream media, and in turn mainstream voters to ignore.
Haneef Hussain and his cousin Mir Abbas come from the remote village of Haramosh in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. The village of Haramosh is internationally known as ‘Haramosh Group of Mountains’, because of its beautiful valley with natural lakes, forests and snow covered high mountains and large glaciers. It is like a heaven on earth. But it is also like a hell on earth.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times (depending on your socio-economic bracket).
One thing about this government, every day brings new things to discuss, none of them good, unless you happen to be a mining company, a global corporation, an arms manufacturer, a wealthy tax avoider, or a financial adviser.
Ok, I’ve just been reading about the British Penal System prior to the First Fleet. Now this was a time when they really knew how to dish out severe punishments but strangely the crime rate was still rather high. Now when I say dish out severe punishments, I naturally meant to the lower classes.
John Campen gives us some food for thought in this letter to The AIMN.
Taking down the Assad government has always been a part of the U.S. agenda in the Middle East. Were it not for the intervention of those pesky Russians this might have been accomplished in 2011. Whether you believe that Islamic State is directly or indirectly a western creation or that it’s simply a case of not letting a good crisis go to waste, it can’t be denied that the meteoric rise of this latest bogeyman provides the U.S. with a convenient plan b.