The Stringer
Independent News

Multi-Award Winning
Investigative Journalism

Thursday 13th of May 2021 (UTC)

Politics – Page 3

Kunduz MSF Hospital U.S. Bombing Survivor, “I want my story to be heard”

Former MSF Kunduz Hospital pharmacist, Khalid Ahmad, recuperating at Emergency Hospital in Kabul “I feel very angry, but I don’t want anything from the U.S. military,” said Khalid Ahmad, a 20 year old pharmacist who survived the U.S. bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz on the 3rd […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (0)

Cutting ‘red tape’ and the rise in workplace fatalities

Last week here in Perth, three young men went to work but did not come home. Benjamin White, Joe McDermott and Gerry Bradley all died at their place of work.  Joe McDermott and Gerry Bradley were crushed to death by a concrete panel that fell off the back of a truck at a building site […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (0)

An Open Letter to Destroy the Joint – We’re Waiting

Dear Destroy the Joint, Last week, you told us that you apologised for excluding us from your page and from the ongoing conversation about violence against women. This is what you said; Dear Destroyers, Let us begin with a belated and unreserved apology about the way we have handled the comment moderation in this instance. […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (2)

Iceland prosecutes and imprisons corporate criminals

Iceland has shown how to deal with fraudulent banks and bankers who engage in market manipulation, plundering of people’s savings and unlawful activity.  It has prosecuted them as corporate criminals. Twenty six (26) bankers have been sentenced to a combined 74 years in prison for crimes relating to financial fraud and criminality. It is a lesson other […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (0)

“Knowledge planted in truth grows in truth. Strength born of peace loses nothing to hate.”

Much has been written about Geert Wilders and his impending visit to Perth to launch the Australian Liberty Alliance Party. I have written some pieces about the matter as well. The stand I have taken has been that going down the path of banning him from entry into Australia is fraught with difficulty. Value judgements […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (1)

“Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate”. Aberjhani – The River of winged dreams

I think it is fair to say that in Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull we have a progressive and forward thinking person in all the areas that his predecessor was not. Advocates in the areas of refugee policy, republican positions, Aboriginal relations, marriage equality and other areas are waiting to see where this man will take […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (1)

Which shires will at long last help make safe homeless families?

The majority of Australians do not realise the extensiveness of large homeless families on our streets. I have met families of up to 13 children – homeless, but fighting to stay together rather than be torn apart by government departments. If only our governments spent on the homeless and on public housing what they spend […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (1)

Peter Tatchell on why he supports Jeremy Corbyn for leader of the British Labor Party

I have been following the remarkable ascension of Jeremy Corbyn and his bid to be the next leader of the British Labor Party. So I was interested to read this piece in Open Democracy by Peter Tatchell, the highly respected UK based Australian born campaigner. Peter Tatchell is a legendary and highly respected figure on the left for […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (0)

James Paul: The roots of the European refugee crisis lie with western intervention

“The aggressive nationalist beast in the heart of the political class of Europe and the United States is ready to engage in more military adventures. These leaders are not ready to learn the lesson, or to beware the ‘blowback’ from future interventions. This is why we need to look closely at the ‘regime change’ angle, […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (1)

Which Side Are We On?

“On the one side, powerful military bureaucracies, influential and richly financed weapons industries, their lobbies, their captive legislators, those for whom paranoia or past wars are a way of life,” he wrote. “On the other side, only reason, the will to survive, the inarticulate poor”  –John Kenneth Galbraith, forward to the 1978 edition of Ruth […]

read more →

Categories Politics
Comments (0)