Category Archives: politics

The second American civil war

My friends and I have noted that we are sliding toward this disaster for years. Here is a respected scholar and CIA analyst who sets out the facts. This brief review in The New Yorker is a must-read if you … Continue reading

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I am now a fan of Tom Murphy

Tom is an astrophysicist, with impressive credentials, and in this chatty and powerful essay, he has made me into his fan. He covers several related matters, passing from one to another in a logical way. The start is the tribal … Continue reading

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George’s call to action, NOW

You’ve got to read this call to action from George Monbiot. He starts with what appears to be a technological approach: replace fossil fuels with electric, and all will be well. Those who pay attention to scientific evidence have known … Continue reading

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Refugee Legal: NOT the annual dinner

In Australia, refugees and asylum seekers face a deliberately cruel, torturous legal process designed to induce fear and uncertainty. Refugee Legal is a voluntary organisation of generous lawyers who do their best for people who fled their country already traumatised, … Continue reading

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How will humanity’s owners respond to climate refugees?

The desperate exodus from Latin America is due in part to drought and extreme weather events. The Syrian civil war started because drought forced millions to move from farms to the city. You know, climate change? The hot air in … Continue reading

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Bill McKibben has hope

That’s encouraging: if this great man thinks we have a chance to win, who am I to argue with him? Please read his stirring call to action before it is too late.

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George Monbiot nails THE PROBLEM

In this powerful and accurate essay, the Guardian columnist says what I have been saying since 1972: all the problems we put into separate categories are symptoms of the one disease: Continuing growth within a limited system. It is there … Continue reading

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Aim for the achievable

I am an enthusiastic member of the Australian Greens, because I approve of what they stand for. 1. Unlike the other major Australian parties, it is impossible to buy us because we refuse donations from corporations, and any donation above … Continue reading

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The voice of reason on vaccines

This is a must-read, whatever your beliefs on the subject. Mark Sumner compares the current pandemic to previous viral assaults on humanity, like polio and mumps. The correct course of action emerges without the need for argument or opinion. This … Continue reading

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A farewell speech from the heart

Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Senator from Western Australia for the past 16 years, is retiring. Wherever on this planet you live, you will find her speech to inspire you, and feel good to share the planet with this wonderful lady. … Continue reading

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