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So long as we keep burning oil to power our machines, we are at the mercy of rival powers in the Middle East, the richest being the Saudis, led by the murdering Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who has a deal with the crooked Prince Trump of America.
'The story of Nujeen, amazing young woman and Syrian refugee, reminds the world that refugees, just like others, have aspirations and dreams for peace, education and a better society.'
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay. Predictably, responsibility for the appalling chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun is being attributed to the Syrian government even before a full investigation has taken place and now the drums of war are beating.
It is easy to be cynical about the outcry over the corpse of four-year-old Aylan Kursi, found washed up on a beach just a little over a week ago. He was just one of many victims of the wars in Syria and Iraq, but he was the one that mattered, writes Mungo MacCallum.
Peter Walton, head of international programs, Australian Red Cross. Humans have an astounding ability to ignore horror. Particularly when it’s not happening to us. How else can we explain the stunning lack of interest in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis?
Well, that didn't take long, did it? In northern Syria, American airstrikes were made against the Khorasan network, apparently a rebranding of what is really a section of al-Qaeda.
In an eventful day for Byron Shire Council, pot-stirrer Fast Buck$ was ejected from the council chambers yesterday and later Cr Simon Richardson announced that he will be stepping down as mayor from the end of next week.