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Semitic semantics

April 27, 2024 - 16:00 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry   Where did the term ‘Semitic’ come from and what did it mean? Look closely and see how mythology defines people in a very real way, marking their difference, no matter how small, as different, a means of judging, marginalising or inclusion, allowing for life or death over a definition of unprovable origin.…

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Australian Futures: Conventional Strategic Wisdom Versus the Long Economic March?

April 27, 2024 - 14:53 -- Admin

By Denis Bright   The strategic game of Chinese checkers has replaced the warm handshakes between neoliberal leaders and the leaders of Chinese government in the late Cold War era. Like the other member states of the US Global Alliance, Australia continues to combine renewed commercial ties with China with support for the strategic rivalries associated…

Liz Truss and the West: A Failed Former Prime Minister Speaks

April 27, 2024 - 14:16 -- Admin

It is unfortunate that column space should be dedicated to Britain’s shortest termed prime minister and, arguably, one of its most imbecilic and cringingly juvenile. But given that some people still sympathise with her and her views, it falls to one to tackle her latest work which resembles other types of the gloomy genre warning…

World Peace: Australia’s Role in Global Demilitarization

April 27, 2024 - 08:37 -- Admin

By Denis Hay   Description: Discover how Australia can be a role model for world peace, utilizing currency sovereignty to lead global disarmament initiatives effectively. The Call for World Peace In a world marred by conflict and division, the pursuit of world peace is still both a paramount goal and a formidable challenge. As global tensions…

Compost: a climate action solution

April 26, 2024 - 16:22 -- Admin

Composting’s role in the fight against climate change will be in focus during International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW), to be held from May 5-11 in Australia. Amid the increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as flooding, droughts or bushfires, composting offers a practical, hands-on response to climate change mitigation where every household can join the global effort.…

The River Road

April 26, 2024 - 15:59 -- Admin

By James Moore    “Four wheels move the body, but two wheels move the soul.” – Unknown There are roads that unspool in the memory as elegantly as they do under your wheels. Travel them once and vivid imagery remains available for recall. They need not wind through mountains or course along ocean shores, but…

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Balancing eSafety and Online Censorship, 2024

April 26, 2024 - 07:55 -- Admin

By Denis Hay   Description: Explore how Australia’s eSafety laws impact free speech and how currency sovereignty can help balance regulation and rights. Introduction to eSafety in Australia In Australia, the enhancement of eSafety laws aims to protect citizens from various online harms, such as cyberbullying and digital abuse. While these laws are pivotal for ensuring…

Ignorant. Woke.

April 25, 2024 - 16:42 -- Admin

By Bert Hetebry   Yesterday I was ignorant. I had received, unsolicited, a YouTube video about the dangers of GMO which is in the Covid vaccinations most of us have had. My ignorance stemmed from not understanding that GMO is different that vaccination. So I spent about three minutes Googling GMO and vaccinations, and Google came…

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Violence in our churches

April 25, 2024 - 11:42 -- Admin

We must always condemn violence. There must be no tolerance for brutality, and we must take action to diminish violence whether it is tied to family violence, a chronic lack of support for crucial mental health work or to sectarianism. The stabbing of Bishop Mar Mari Emmanuel on the weekend during his church service, days…