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Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

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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?

A long and chequered career in cooking

When she was just 16, Elizabeth Jackson was kicked out of a home economics class – not because she burnt a pot or had a collapsed sponge, but because she made a black wedding cake.

Council acknowledges desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps

Last night Lismore Council looked at House Relocations, Land swaps and Buy Backs when Councillor Adam Guise’s moved a motion that “Council acknowledges flood impacted ratepayers' desire for house relocations, buybacks and land swaps."

Revoke Splendour consent

The legislation that gave Splendour consent has been revoked. Splendour’s consent should also now be revoked.  Originally Byron Council gave...

Potholes

Who’s with me in launching a class action against Byron and Lismore councils for compensation for us hapless ratepayers...

Base nurse finalist in NSW Health Excellence awards

A Lismore Base Hospital staff member has been recognised for excellence in nursing and midwifery. Emily Green is among 30 finalists nominated for the 10th annual NSW Health Excellence in Nursing and Midwifery Awards.

Danny Wakil, Billinudgel

Regarding Mr Subhi Awad’s letter (July 3), perhaps Mr Awad could specify a single concession that the Palestinian side has made and honoured?

At the Camp David negotiations in 2000, Yasser Arafat walked away from the talks and started the massive wave of terrorism, involving the deaths of over a thousand innocent Israelis.

In 2006, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert made a comprehensive offer to the Palestinians including land swaps and accepting 150,000 descendants of 1948 refugees into Israel, the rest being allowed into the West Bank and Gaza. Mahmoud Abbas asked for a map, which was provided. Abbas left the talks and has never given an answer to the proposal.

The Palestinians rejected peace overtures made by the British in 1939, by the UN Partition Plan of 1947, the Armistice of 1948 and then played for gains in the Oslo Process in the 1990s.

In 2010 Israel agreed to a construction freeze for nine months that Obama promised would bring the Palestinians to the table – it didn’t.

Israel has never once ended these negotiations.


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