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April 22, 2021

Ending the two state solution

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Shenhua gone and Breeza breathes again

In a much-hoped-for move, the NSW Government and the China Shenhua Energy Company Limited have reached a $100 million agreement in which Shenhua will withdraw its mining lease application and surrender its development consent for the Shenhua Watermark Coal project at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains.

Other News

Bruns boarding house showdown Thursday

The stage is set for a crucial debate over the Brunswick Heads ‘Corso’ development in Byron Council this week, with staff recommending that the developer’s revised plans be approved.

Yamba restaurants

I’m often asked about Yamba, one of our favourite holiday spots over the last 20 years. With a great range of beaches, walks, tennis courts, skate parks and accommodation etc it’s been great for the kids growing up, and they still love it. Plus, it’s now only 90 minutes’ drive from Mullumbimby.

Flawed plan

Kai Beijerbacht, Mullumbimby For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware of the...

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

Upside down river

Richard White, East Ballina I was going to deride the various government departments and agencies (DPI, DPE, OEH, EPA etc) that...

John Scrivener, Main Arm

Since coming to office, the Trump administration has obliged its Zionist sponsors by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, blessing Israel’s annexation of occupied lands in Palestine and Syria. They have cut aid to the Palestinians, withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal, designated the IRGC as a terrorist organisation, assassinated General Soleimani, all while ramping up sanctions and hostility against Iran.

This sure looks like Israel enjoys undue influence over US foreign policy, especially as it pertains to the Middle East. Together, Israel and the US, with much of the West in tow, routinely flout longstanding international norms, such as the ban on torture – and they do so with impunity. In the process they demonstrate contempt for the rest of humanity and advance an international disorder based on force.

This may seem like a win for Israel, but it comes at the expense of America’s standing as an impartial arbiter of the Middle East peace process and its prospect for a two state solution. Worse still, it undermines the rule of international law and weakens the very institutions that were established to resolve conflicts and defend human rights around the world.


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