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Human Rights

The oppressor would not be so strong, if not for accomplices from among the oppressed

Gerry Georgatos writes we should examine the oppressor, not the oppressed, otherwise all hope is lost. Oppression is not a phenomena of modernity but a deliberation through the human ages. We are born with inherent rights to live in ways that warm the soul, but human beings have devolved to ways birthrights and choices are […]

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The intergenerational criminality of the oppressor

I have often written of racism as an ‘original sin’ and of racism as ‘a tool for exploitation’ – here I write of the intergenerational criminality of the oppressor. The theorisation of race is the vehement behemoth borne not of ideology, but of the surrogate politics of exploitation. Racism is a tool for exploitation; for […]

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“Behave like Whites” or it’s the highway

For the majority of people, racism is difficult to understand. Our world is one of diverse cultures, – polycultural narratives – but when we come to bordered nations, culturally diverse regions are devastated to the threadbare by a rapacious inherent bent for assimilation. Firstly, polyculturalism is a concept distinct from the “melting pot” of multiculturalism, […]

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There is more social justice today than ever before

Gerry Georgatos – The road of social justice is one with no end in sight and it is one without cobble, faithful only in its tribulations and headwinds. It is one that does not speak of the future but of long tomorrows, of sacrifice and courage to change the world in the striving to leave […]

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Don’t vilify beggars & the homeless – if they beg, it is beggary

Gerry Georgatos – Careless assumptions, predicated by unconscious and conscious biases and prejudices, when dished prematurely into public domains, particularly through the media, can lead to vilification of the vulnerable. Classism as an -ism may seemingly endure into the ages, long after the rest of the -isms are done, dusted. But classism can be viciously […]

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Australia, NZ; classists & human rights abusers

Gerry Georgatos – Australia is by various accounts one of the world’s wealthiest countries despite many languishing in poverty and some in abject poverty. Australia is the world’s 12th biggest economy. According to the Global Wealth Report 2018 the median wealth of adult Australians is $264,903 AUD. That’s the highest in the world. The median […]

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Indian women are 2 of 5 of world’s female suicides

Gerry Georgatos – Annually, India accounts for nearly 200,000 of the world’s suicides. Poverty intersects and is the predominant underwriting narrative. Alarmingly, India accounts for nearly 40 percent of the world’s female suicides. Once again poverty intersects, particularly crushing levels of poverty. However, within the Indian poverty narrative there is pronounced patriarchy and within crushing […]

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Ending jailing for unpaid fines – real change includes affordable fines

Ms Dhu lost her life on August 4, 2014 in a Western Australian police watch house. Ms Dhu must never be forgotten. On that fateful day I received distressing phone calls from her family. In listening to the family, I sunk with sadness in understanding that if West Australia had a Custody Notification Service that […]

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Helots and hoplites, serfs and classism, racism – Naming unaddressed -isms

We rail against homogeneity while beneath it all, the ambience and veils of the eclectic, we long for homogeneity, at least in the name and form of equality. Critical class and race theories abound but all remain manifestations. Windows into human narratives have justified the unjustifiable, legislating wrong-doing and muddying the human journey, polluting it […]

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Preventing abuses in detention – Optional Protocol, Convention against Torture

Steven Caruana writes on the prevention of abuses in detention through the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture. Today, December 10, is International Human Rights Day. The infamous Don Dale Youth Detention Centre has in recent times come back into the public spotlight with the anniversary of the Royal Commission’s findings and an unfortunate […]

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