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Gerry Georgatos – Page 2

The Australian people will vote yes to referendum changes that end inequalities

Whatever the Australian people are presented in a referendum as proposed amendments to the Australian Constitution, the majority of Australians will vote yes. Most Australians are not deeply racist. Most Australians do want to live in harmony, do want all their brothers and sisters to live with opportunity and hope. The majority of Australians do […]

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What is racism? – we’re one colour made many

  In the windows of time much can be seen, peace is possible, love can be above all, hate is intense, that hate can decimate all hope, windows of harmony, civil strife, meaningfulness, warring, redemption, barbarities. The mind’s eye translates what the eyes see and what our ears hear but for many much is lost […]

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“If confirmed a terrorist incident…” – terrorism is terrorism

During the last hundred years terrorism has been used as a primary means in the express purpose to entrench fear and to subordinate people to fear. Terrorism is intentional in its indiscriminate violence. Ideologue, whether political, religious, whatever the exploitative force cannot justify terrorism. It is often argued that who one describes as a terrorist […]

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Uluru convention must be visionary and not minimalist – otherwise the divide will not be between White and Black but between Black and Black

It is a given that there will be ‘constitutional’ recognition of the First Peoples of this continent – of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is a given that the ‘racialised’ clauses will be deleted from the Australian Constitution and stains – diabolical and cruel – cleansed from the nation’s imprimatur and from our […]

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Medicare, the PBS and the NDIS denied to the incarcerated but a stroke of the pen can fix

In a just society human rights must remain inalienably universal but for 40,000 Australians this is not so, with Medicare, the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme denied to them. Incarceration is a situational trauma that degenerates into a constancy of trauma with the majority of former inmates coming out […]

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If we are to reduce suicides and miserableness let us differentiate who is mentally unwell and who is not

More Australians suicided in the one year, 2015, than in any other year and sadly it may soon be reported that just as many or more suicided in 2016. Though I pray I am proven wrong it is likely that in the years to come that the harrowing toll of 2015 will be exceeded in […]

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Suicide prevention needs people on the ground, not just talk

There is more disseminated today than ever before about suicide. However understanding suicide prevention is still a journey to be had for the majority of Australians. The most important understanding is that more people are needed on the ground to support – in person – the critically vulnerable. The narratives that culminate in suicidal ideation […]

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Former US Congressional staffer, MIT research affiliate, discredits 2013 UN report on Ghouta chemical attack

Do not trust anyone. Assad is not responsible for the abominable chemical gas attacks in Ghouta in 2013 and in Idlib in 2017. War is an abomination. Bombs and missiles are an abomination. The US led coalition has ‘dropped’ more than 73,000 bombs and missiles on Iraq and Syria in the last three years. Gas […]

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WikiLeaks – in the face of betrayal they remain heroic

WikiLeaks Publishing is one of the world’s most remarkable organisations. It continues despite numerous attempts to shut it down. Its founder is a political prisoner. The world’s media should have been transformed by WikiLeaks courageous downloads in its taking on a world of lies. That Julian Assange remains holed up in London’s Ecuadorean Embassy, with […]

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Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan correct with how to reduce incarceration rates – “don’t build more prisons”

  In the most profound statement by a Corrective Services minister in this nation, Western Australia’s Fran Logan said there’d be no new jail for the state. He stated that a review of remand prisoners was needed to free those who pose no risk. Logan’s Government should support him because this is an authentic way […]

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