Just under five million people, the vast majority of whom were women, marched in cities and towns, not just across America, but worldwide. Their demands were many but, in essence, that US President Donald Trump goes. The numbers – only one day after Trump’s inauguration’s speech, so full of deceits – were unprecedented.
In Washington, photos of the demonstrators showed they vastly outnumbered those who attended the inauguration ceremony. But this was no ordinary demonstration. It was the beginning of a worldwide revolt against the reactionary values that Trump exemplifies.
Riots and more riots
A continuum of resistance
Women have a long history of fighting fascism, patriarchy and authoritarian tendencies.
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This year, the sakura cherry blossoms are scheduled to start appearing in Japan as early as March 20 and will slowly move their way north as the country begins to thaw after a particularly snowy winter. Just one day after the appearance of the actual blossoms, McDonald’s will release a spring-inspired burger that takes a cue from the very sakura that Japan is so famous for. But with a pink-colored bun and sakura mayonnaise sauce, it’s unclear if the odd combination will be as well received as cherry blossoms and beer.
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Months of inaction by the FBI forced former MI6 spy Christopher Steele to turn to the ‘alternative’ media to publicise his allegations against President-elect Donald Trump. In the end, the allegations were published in the form of a ‘dossier’ by BuzzFeed. But there are more allegations to be examined. And there is still the unanswered question: is Trump a clear and present danger – not only to America, but to the entire world?
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On Christmas Eve, Oscar and Delta compounds – two sections of Australia’s offshore prison on Manus Island – were wrecked after rioting. Wilson Security guards were ejected from the compounds. This was in response to the death of 27 year old Sudanese refugee, Faysal Ishak Ahmed. Two days earlier, Ahmed suffered a fall and blacked out. On Friday 23 December, he was flown to a Brisbane hospital, but it was too late to save him. Documentation (see below) shows the Australian medical staff at the island prison failed to adequately respond to all the warnings. An Iranian journalist, imprisoned on Manus, has accused the clinicians of crimes. So when does death by neglect become corporate manslaughter? (See Appendix, below, for answer.)
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John Holland is the Defence Department’s key provider of construction services, with contracts of about $570 million in 2014, according to the Australian Defence Magazine,which releases an annual r…
The story in The Australian on September 14th, 2013, confirms that in Australia our two-party preferred system is a two headed serpent with the same agenda, or as either previous leader would say, the faceless men run this country.
The way private schools are run compared with the public school system is testament to the fact that there is an agenda afoot to dumb down the population. Of all the schools in the country, and students attending those schools, what are the statistics of all our leaders coming from those private schools?
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You don’t know me, but I’m about to give you some really, really good advice.
In case you haven’t noticed, Mr Abbott has labelled you a “whinger” and said that you haven’t come up with any alternative to his Budget. Now, this is pretty rich. I mean, apart from a pom like Abbott calling someone a whinger, he and Smokin’ Joe have been telling us that there IS no alternative.
Of course, even if one accepts the premise of the Budget emergency, there are always alternatives. So, because you’re probably too busy defending yourself from all the people who are saying things like the left should unite to defeat the Coalition and why isn’t Shorten doing something about it, I’m giving you an alternative Budget to present to Parliament.
Here are a few simple suggestions for filling the Budget black hole: (Actually in the interests of accuracy…
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