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Hospital staff want to park for free while they work

It seems that Lismore Base isn’t the only hospital whose workers would like to park their cars for free while they work.

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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial

A police officer accused of assaulting a 16-year-old in Byron Bay more than three years ago is to continue facing trial this week.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Constitutional referendum/poll for LG elections for Byron Shire?

Is the wards fight back again? Byron Shire Council staff have advised, in the upcoming agenda, that ‘Council may conduct a Constitutional referendum or poll in conjunction with the Local Government Election, to be held in September 2021’.

Housing affordability on agenda at Ballina

With the housing crisis worsening in Ballina and across the Northern Rivers, councillors agreed that something had to be done about the problem at their meeting yesterday.

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby

Just one day after John Pilger’s passionate and inspiring talk in Byron and his assurance that Ecuador could not legally expel Julian Assange from its embassy, we witnessed Assange dragged down the steps and into a police van.

On the same day scientists revealed the first photo of a remote black hole. Julian’s likely destiny is to be devoured by the proximate black hole of American vengeance.

The message is obvious as his fellow truth tellers, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowdon, have learnt; real journalists, journalists with the courage and means to discover and reveal the crimes of power, are now criminalised.

Truth is the enemy of power. The luminous ideals of America’s founders have long been swallowed by the insatiable black hole of its military and corporate interests.

As Dubya warned: ‘You’re either with us or against us’. That’s why we, along with Britain, Canada, and most countries, are America’s servile vassals.

It’s better than being bombed and napalmed.

But don’t worry; keep clicking, keep shopping, keep partying and keep festivalising. That way you’re unlikely to stray into American crosshairs.


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