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Mud benda rant

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Barilaro begs off today’s Upper House committee inquiry

Today's scheduled hearing for the Upper House committee inquiry into the appointment of Mr John Barilaro as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Americas has been cancelled.

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: For Sale: Moral compass

Some weeks it’s hard to navigate the big feelings I have around injustice; the kind of injustice that occurs every day, everywhere, underwritten by the privilege of some at the expense of the many. The shit stuff people get away with! The shit stuff no one notices. Shit stuff always happens to people who don’t have much to start with. I sometimes wonder how you can hear story after story and not realise the system is broken. Capitalism sucks. Let’s go break stuff – like, the dominant paradigm! We haven’t managed to subvert it – so can we smash it into tiny pieces? Please?

Flat Earth Byron councillors

In face of the facts, an approval of the development application (DA) for a basement car park in Brunswick...

Everyone in the northern rivers understands only too well from the anti-CSG and anti-coal battles that our state and federal governments, whether Coalition or Labor, will not serve or protect the people unless we unflinchingly demand that in a democracy our will must be obeyed.

Right now, the future of the human species is under grave threat from the looming catastrophe of uncontrollable climate change and the old political parties have again sided with their corporate masters against us.

This coming Saturday and Sunday ordinary, decent people all around the world will turn out to peacefully demonstrate to the powers-that-be at the Paris Climate Conference that we insist that they commit to taking the urgent measures needed to limit Earth’s changing climate to less than +2 degrees C of warming.

As part of this world-wide action, a rally will be held from 12 noon on  Saturday, November 28, in Knox Park, Murwillumbah. The decent people from this part of the world can join with the global community in raising our voices for an end to the mining and burning of fossil fuels and the shift to 100 per cent renewable energy without delay.

Time to stand up and be counted, Australia, for the sake of your children and grandchildren, for their future wellbeing and for the future of human civilisation. See you at Knox Park on Saturday.

Bruce McQueen, Mt Burrell

 


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