Category Archives: Social Justice

Your barber or cab-driver in the Senate?

“This American Life” details how hard it was for a young idealistic Democrat to stick to his political ideals and core policies in the face of the pressure from his own Democratic party to secure campaign funds. In other words, … Continue reading

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What caused “Bring back our girls?”

What was the geopolitical backstory to “Bring back our girls?” Why did Boko Haram find so many willing recruits in the north? How did Nigeria’s ethnic mix play into this? Indeed, how did the very shape of the land itself … Continue reading

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One third of the food we grow gets wasted

As Avaaz says: Dear friends, It’s a recipe to feed the world— stop wasting a third of all the food we grow, and stop tens of millions of children going to bed hungry each night. The ingredients are all there … Continue reading

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Monbiot cracker on side effects of worshipping elitism

Imagining these poor kids almost made me cry. It was my joy and honour to take some career time off to raise my kids when they were little. Sure I supported my wife in her graphic design business and acted … Continue reading

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5 minutes on how Foreign Aid helps u

Brilliant and funny

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Pentagon full of ‘long haired freaky people’?

As an Anglican Minister mate of mine just said: What do you think? Are they bleeding-heart pinko national traitors or just tree-hugging, dope-smoking, long-haired dirty hippies? (From the Pentagon.) “Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and … Continue reading

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Secrecy

OK Tony Abbott, let’s stop mucking around. If Asylum seekers are really such a threat, let’s just declare WAR on them, and THEN claim secrecy for ‘operational security’. But until then — I know it’s a bit of a big … Continue reading

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