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September 2015 – Page 2

The ‘meddling’ priest who upsets corporate Australia

“What inspires me and us, as a faith community of course, is the life and teachings of Jesus. So we stand for what He stood for, what we believe He stood for, which was justice and equality, compassion and a society that looks after the edges, that doesn’t just look after the powerful and the […]

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A question from Afghanistan, “Can we abolish war?”

Hadisa, a bright 18 year old Afghan girl, ranks as the top student in her 12th grade class. “The question is,” she wondered, “are  human beings capable of abolishing war?” Like Hadisa, I had my doubts about whether human nature could have the capacity to abolish war. For years, I had presumed that war is […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Carol Tarlen and poetry that speaks of the struggle and humiliation of precarious existence

“Small Deaths” by Carol Tarlen I tear my hair like the mad queen of hearts. “What? you used a whole cube of butter to fry one eggs?” Leah’s eyes drop; I refuse to see the lashes cast shadow on her cheeks, too busy thinking, I must wipe dust from under the coffee table, and I’m […]

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Do not play with people’s lives – Climate of death

Despite the standout work of various individuals, our Governments have failed to respond to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis sweeping this nation, that is taking the lives of children, young adults, of human beings denied the sense of hope that the majority of Australians enjoy. The statistical narrative is startling and indicts the nation but there […]

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When will they implement the CNS? Western Australia’s deplorable pace of change is glacial

Last year I founded a campaign to urge of the implementation of the Custody Notification Service (CNS) across the nation but without delay in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. In meeting Federal Ministers and State Governments I implored the wisdom of this move – in reference to the saving of lives. In NSW, the […]

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Anna Akhmatova: If All Who have Begged Help

“If all who have begged help From me in this world, All the holy innocents, Broken wives and cripples, The imprisoned, the suicidal- If they had sent me one kopek I should have become ‘richer Than all Egypt….’ But they did not send me kopeks Instead they shared with me their strength, and so nothing […]

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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 […]

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National Indigenous Human Rights Awards

The National Indigenous Human Rights Awards are nearing – the second of these annual awards. What separates these awards from others is that they are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander awards only. They were long overdue and last year’s inaugural awards night went off big time in recognising exclusively the most profound human struggle on […]

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