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Saturday 25th of March 2017 (UTC)

General News – Page 2

“Wog” is not the equivalent of “mate”

There is increasing dissent to the suite of race theories and there are swells of vehement opposition, not all aligned, to what are argued as the politics of identity. The distinguishing of identity is real and for better or worse people are labelled, and prejudices, stigmatisation and other associative identity issues leading to discrimination are […]

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Rights or resilience? For many ‘resilience’ has become a trap

There are gross inequalities and injustices, narratives of misery and disadvantage, where the narrative is ongoing because ‘inalienable’ rights are not worked to or short-changed by governments and state institutions. Instead the affected are sold ‘resilience’. But resilience alone does not guarantee expectations. Resilience has been the buzz word for quite some time and instead […]

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For the record, Australia’s racism like America’s racism remains intact with no default position

Many argue that Australia is “better” than the racism that mires it knee-deep. As a nation, we are not better than the sum of the diabolical racism that sees Australian society fractured and many from within the fracture at odds with each. The majority of migrants and children of migrants – of the ‘diaspora’ – […]

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It is not a human right to get your family evicted – compulsory rent deduction a must-do

Each year hundreds of families are evicted from public housing rentals because of significant rent arrears. In Australia, there are 18,000 children aged 12 years and less homeless, sleeping rough. The majority of Australian households would be unaware of the extensiveness of large families homeless on our streets – sleeping in condemned squats, alleyways, parks […]

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Minister Nahan

It has been a very long time since I have accused a Minister of the Western Australian parliament of Institutionalised racism. As many of you would know I have been at various times since 2001, the President, Treasurer and Secretary of the body known as the Ethnic Communities Council. I am, as we speak, the […]

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Hellenes should not aspire to racist White Privilege

As an Australian born and bred Greek, with Jewish, Palestinian, northern African heritage, I grew up in the inner western suburbs of Sydney during the 1960s and 1970s. The colour of my skin galvanised White Privilege in often alienating me, regularly ridiculing. The consistency of low blows echoed hauntingly. Even to a young child’s mind […]

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Racial divides are engineered – White privilege birthed White anger

It is mindboggling for the many corralled within the whims of this nation’s miring racism – a knee-deep racism – when the majority of White Australians, and laced with hostility, deny this nation’s vice-like racism. We are living serious-impact national discussions that mire this nation deeper in both institutional and the ugliest forms of racism. […]

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Radically reduce child protection budgets so only genuinely at-risk children will be focused on

The ‘child protection’ monoliths right across the nation are vastly overfunded. It is not true that they are underfunded and overstretched. Child protection budgets should be radically reduced to one-sixth in order to end the humanitarian crises they are generating. The child protection and ‘family services’ monoliths are responsible for the record levels of child […]

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The grim reality is that the suicide toll is climbing

Recently, I opened up a piece with having been informed of a former refugee who has taken his life, of a mother who has taken her life, of a young Aboriginal woman who has taken her life, of a former inmate who has taken his life, of a newly arrived migrant who has taken her […]

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Misoxeny – Μίσος των ξένων – in today’s terms, a culmination of White Privilege

The derivation of misoxeny – hate of strangers – is the Greek word μισοξένος (misoxenos). It is a word that as a child I soaked up and which has stayed with me through half a century of life. Our nation is haunted by misoxeny as opposed to the softer version of xenophobia. On my first […]

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