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May 2016

The neoliberal coup in Brazil

The slow motion neoliberal coup in Brazil, which masquerades as impeachment of the President for corruption, took another turn this month with the ousting of President Dilma Roussef and her replacement by Vice-President Michel Temer and the right -wing Brazilian Democratic Movement Party or PMDB (in Brazil impeachment results in the appointment of a person from a different party to that of the elected […]

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Categories Politics
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Building Trust in Afghanistan

Here in Kabul, I read a recent BBC op-ed by Ahmed Rashid, urging a “diplomatic offensive” to build or repair relationships with the varied groups representing armed extremism in Afghanistan. Rashid has insisted, for years, that severe mistrust makes it almost impossible for such groups to negotiate an end to Afghanistan’s nightmare of war. Glancing […]

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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – A report from

“You can’t be wrong if you’re right, and you don’t stop fighting for justice simply because those around you don’t like it, you keep fighting.” – Rob Riley A couple of weeks ago I attended the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at the UN headquarters in New York. The planning to attend […]

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Ken Loach, the Palme D’Or award and a film on the horrors of neoliberal austerity

The world we live in is at a dangerous point right now. We are in the grip of a dangerous project of austerity driven by ideas that we call neo-liberalism that have brought us to near catastrophe. It has led to billions of people in serious hardship and many millions struggling from Greece in the […]

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy has not improved to a 10.6 years gap – still dying more than 20 years less

The life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the rest of the population remains two decades wide. Despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reporting that the life expectancy gap has been reduced to 10.6 years, it is in fact still more than 20 years less that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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Italy’s highest court rules that stealing food is not a crime

“There’s something fundamentally threatening to the capitalist economic order in a ruling like this- the idea that a person is not personally responsible for any action they take out of economic necessity- because capitalism is based on creating that necessity for millions of people around the world” US public defender Alec Karakatsanis on a ruling […]

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It does not pay to be racist

There are many people out there who send me emails and Facebook posts accusing me of “social engineering”, “political correctness” and all variety of society destroying activities as I have attempted to raise issues of vilification and discrimination on the basis of race, religion and other ethno cultural attributes. It has often been hard to […]

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Categories Health and Wellness
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