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Knife-wielding criminal on the loose in Byron Bay

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This is the full version from the edited down July 28, 2021 Echo print edition: A flyer circulating within the...

Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

As the world stands once again on the brink of a war, owing to the corporate elite, haven’t we all been fooled enough by this sham democracy?  It is democracy for a day and dictatorship for three years.

Aren’t there enough people awake yet to see that no matter which side wins government it is not the will of the people they will listen to, but that their directives come from elsewhere? The majority of the population can take to the streets placard-waving but they will for the most part be ignored and the mainstream media will publish what they like and play it down.

One way I can see that we can regain our power is to vote for policies instead of politicians. A handful of politicians can be bought but not the majority of the population.  Also, there are many of us that don’t agree with either side’s policy on many issues, eg refugees, the poisoning they allow of the population, war etc yet we have no avenue to voice this.

If these statements ring true to you, please read  http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/vote-for-policies-instead-of-politicians

Evelyn Gast, Huonbrook


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