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Alarming footage of devastation in Ellis State Forest

Today north coast conservationists say they are shocked and alarmed at footage of the devastation being wrought in Ellis State Forest south of Grafton.

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Abandoned by her family as a girl in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina, Kya Clark, otherwise known to...

Autocracy or democracy for Byron Shire?

The New Yorker Magazine recently wrote a quote from Mr Rupert Murdoch ‘The truth is authoritarian governments do work!’...

Evans Head, Iron Gates DA public planning meeting coming

The current development application (DA) for the flood and bushfire-prone site of the Evans Head, Iron Gates development will go before the Northern Rivers Planning Panel (NRPP) on 30 August.

Good news for the Sepik people

The proposed Frieda mine Papua New Guinea with its huge tailings dam, would be built on the Frieda River at the headwaters of the Sepik River – an earthquake-prone area – creating the risk of repeating one of the worst environmental disasters.

Out of the Blue Adventures wins Tourism Hero Award

A local whale watching and eco-tourism business has been announced as one of the region's Local Tourism Heroes at a gala dinner co-hosted by Destination North Coast.

Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley footballers keep pressuring opposition Lennox Football Club

The Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC met up again with a much tougher Lennox FC in the Far North Coast...

One of the rationalisations the US gun lobby makes for their heavily armed society is ;’just in case they end up with an evil regime’.

Spoiler; that ship already sailed, the USA is already run by gangsters who profit from death and pestilence.

Corporate domination of the government is obvious and led by the largest industries, therefore the largest amounts of money, on the planet. One gang optimises profits for their shareholders from people being sick and another gang make their profits from people being dead, preferably from one of their products. They also make a bundle out of creating that heavily armed society, an enterprise that comes with a built-in, no effort, marketing gimmick:

More massacres = more fear = more gun sales.

These ‘equal opportunity’ merchants of death don’t discriminate between foreigners or Americans, every death is just more profits for their shareholders.

It’s probably time to decouple our carriage from the USA’s warmongering train, it’s about to go over a cliff.

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra


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