Category Archives: politics

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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Bushfire survivors force climate action

During the past few years, legal challenges have been a wonderful means for forcing official change. The latest is in New South Wales, Australia: a court has mandated that in future, permissions for development include considerations of effect on climate … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with nuclear power?

I promised to prepare a brief response guide on this topic for Jenny Game, the Greens candidate in my electorate for the looming Australian federal elections, then thought, it may be useful for other people. So, here you go: The … Continue reading

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What kinds of protest are effective?

I found this analysis of nonviolent protest to be illuminating. It agrees with my intuitive practice over the past few years. What do you think? Oh, the hat probably gives it away. That masked protestor below is Bob Rich, Professional … Continue reading

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Great slogans you can wear from World Beyond War

Once upon a time you walked past someone sitting on a low wall. Then you realized it was that person, the one you’d been longing desperately to meet. What should you do? Should you turn around? What would you say? … Continue reading

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Help my mob to go Green

The Australian Federal elections could happen anytime from August 2021 to May 2022. The date is the Prime Monster’s call. So, we need to be prepared for anywhen. I am very active in my electorate for the Australian Greens. We … Continue reading

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The situation is hopeless. We must take the next step

by David Feith We are facing so many problems. The problems seem overwhelming, so it is easier to ignore them. Climate change is an over-arching issue impacting on people all over the world, but in different ways. In India ‘Extreme … Continue reading

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The Allegory

by Mark Pooley Alice lived alone in a little house on a beach on an island off an island off an island at the bottom of the world. Her widowed father had raised her and had built the house from … Continue reading

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