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July 2015

An eleven year old suicides, nine months later his mother takes her life – this nation’s worst racism

An eleven year child died last year, but by suicide. Nine months later, only days ago, his 37 year old mother took her life. In the last year I have had to look into the eyes of parents who have buried a child aged 11 years, 12 years, 13 years, 14 years, 15 years, 16 years and 17 […]

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Inequality and racism are the offspring of exploitation

Racism in general is a convenient excuse – manufactured consent – for the economic exploitation and deprivation of peoples. Slavery is the purest form of the exploitation of people however it also occurs in other ways, of sexual, domestic and economic content. Slavery has often been disguised – whether by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, […]

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It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. H.L Mencken

I have thus far refused to make comment on the Adam Goodes affair. For all of those people who aren’t aware of the issue, Adam Goodes, who is a champion footballer for the Sydney Swans (he won the Brownlow medal for the “fairest and best” player in the Australian Football League twice, was the Australian […]

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Understanding the abominable jail & suicide rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

The record-high suicide rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are the result of the racist policies of one government after another. Government after government have degraded the majority of their communities to the most abominable social health quotients. They have denied Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities an equivalency of social wealth enjoyed by […]

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Jessica has been sleeping in a wheelchair in city carparks

Jessica’s plight is an indictment of the affluent city of Perth, an indictment of the Western Australian government, an indictment of far too many. Jessica, is an amputee who gets around in a wheelchair but who is homeless and for the last six weeks has been sleeping in a city carpark. “It is dangerous on the streets, […]

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Remembering Ken Sprague (1927-2004) and his powerful images

“In essence, the leitmotif of his work is about power and the abuse of power as well as the resilience of ordinary working people to this abuse… It is an art of engagement – engagement for change.” (John Green, from the Introduction to Ken Sprague – People’s Artist.) People continue to ask about this powerful […]

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Categories Arts & Letters
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Who are the teachers and educators who inspired us?

This photo from 1953 shows four-year-old Ross Munro and his neighbour Phillip Noble playing in an asbestos sandpit in a residential backyard in Wittenoom in WA’s northwest. Residents purchased the deadly tailings which were commonly used as sandpits in backyards for the purposes of children’s play and also to reduce dust around houses. When I read Chris Hedges […]

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“There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.” Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday 19th July 2015,…a date that I will remember vividly for some considerable time. After 40 years of living in Perth, that was the date on which I came closest to making a decision to leave this country permanently. Why? Over the years I have steadfastly not wanted to attend rallies of any kind. Yes, […]

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Pushing Up

This month, about 100 U.S. Veterans for Peace gathered in Red Wing, Minnesota, for a statewide annual meeting. In my experience, Veterans for Peace chapters hold “no-nonsense” events.  Whether coming together for local, statewide, regional or national work, the Veterans project a strong sense of purpose. They want to dismantle war economies and work to […]

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Categories Environment
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Spanish poet Miguel Hernandez (1910-1942): A victim of the Spanish Holocaust

“Here I have a voice impassioned, here I have a life embattled and angered, here I have a rumor, but here I have a life” Miguel Fernandez Gather This Voice/Take up this Cry “Goodbye, brothers, comrades, friends. Let me take my leave of the sun and fields” The last words of Miguel Hernandez scribbled on […]

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Categories Arts & Letters
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