BBC Future journalist David Robson suggested in a recent article that we have hit peak intelligence.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the three-day music festival near Woodstock, 90 minutes outside New York City; also inside the city gay patrons of the Stonewall bar in Greenwich Village stood up to cops who felt free to bash gays, and a movement was launched.
Something has changed in the climate crisis argument…
Oliver Dunn It’s saddening to once again watch Byron Bay show its dark side in rejecting the Bayshore Drive roundabout sculpture. Our town appears to be thick on the ground with philistines, wowsers, and Facebook trolls who appear to take... Read More →
While the world is literally melting before our eyes – for once I can genuinely say ‘literally’ (see OK glacier p8) – major organisations from the UN to the Australian Post, not to mention scientists across the board, are sounding the alarm on the climate catastrophe.
What does activism look like?
On Monday night, ABC’s 4 Corners did a Julian Assange update. Herewith my four takeaways:
For people sleeping rough, this is a really hard time of year and services for the homeless and needy are stretched to their limits.
The US political system was codified 250 years ago in documents written by a bunch of powerful white guys who decided to create a new independent nation – an 18th century Brexit except that they were leaving Britain and evicting them by force from the USA.
Former mayor Jan Barham explains the increasing community concern that ecological values may have been overlooked in the bypass environmental assessment process.
Byron Shire’s proud history of requiring developers to deliver high standards for biodiversity assessment is undermined by Council’s biobanking approval for the Byron bypass.
With many of you coming to the area to enjoy Splendour in the Grass this week, let’s talk about something perhaps your parents, teachers, and preachers have not broached – drugs!
Hans Lovejoy, editor One piece of good news for the embattled Greens councillors is that a $230,000 ratepayer-funded Multi-Use Rail Corridor Study has been completed, which indicates the condition of the Shire’s railways aren’t as bad as previously thought. While... Read More →
In an age of climate change, species extinction and mindless overdevelopment, it’s inconceivable to think the local Greens councillors would support over-development, minimise/ignore process and diminish residential amenity and biodiversity.
Given recent events, The Echo will now fall into line with the wishes of the government and police.
Why are whistleblowers treated like criminals by the political elite – surely this conflicts with the coalition and Labor bipartisan ideals of free speech?
As the dust settles from May 18, the first casualty from the federal election appears political polling following anger and confusion at the misleading federal election prediction.
Messiahs! They are everywhere, especially in Byron Shire.
Despite pressures to the contrary, it is your role to represent your constituents not only locally but in how the country is being run.
After last week’s news that the Federal Court recognised the Native Tile of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay, the Arakwal-Bumberbin, many are wondering what this means in terms of day-to-day life in the Byron Shire.
This federal election will decide the quality of life for future generations, and irrespective of who wins it is looking pretty bleak.
'You don’t need a formal conspiracy when interests align,’ said comedian George Carlin, and with that in mind, a remarkable book released in August last year details the 17 transnational investment firms who control over $50 trillion in concentrated wealth.
Former Greens mayor and NSW upper house MLC Jan Barham made life difficult for councillors and staff who had assembled in the Council chambers on Thursday.
The dramatic removal of Julian Assange from the UK Ecuadorian embassy on April 11 was a reminder that the planet’s most powerful are hostile to transparency and whistleblowers, and they will openly remove anyone who dares take them on. In... Read More →
I (stupidly) assumed, with the weight of science behind it, the argument against the Carmichael mine would see the venture stopped once and for all.