The mass media plays a big role in reinforcing prejudices and limiting capacity for independent thought, argues William Briggs. It is happy to condemn Russia's war on Ukraine, as it should, but it downplays US and NATO's meddling and provocations.
The science must guide how we safely return to work. Those who pit generations against each other are pushing a cheap and nasty divide-and-rule strategy which deflect from capitalism's failures to all generations, writes Pip Hinman.
While the architect of Australia’s detention system Liberal Senator Jim Molan was rehearsing his lines to promote this cruel system on ABC’s Q&A, a woman was arrested for the crime of standing outside and peacefully holding a banner reading “Close the Camps, Bring Them Here”.
The dispute involving 55 unfairly sacked Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) maintenance workers is achieving media fame and causing a widespread boycott of CUB products.
The community protest that began 19 weeks ago has recently exploded on social media and now includes #BoycottCUB merchandise, giant city billboards and anti-CUB parties.
It is amazing how radical believing in the simple notion of welcoming refugees in Australia has become. ABC’s Q&A program on alternatives to detention on October 10 gave some insight into how convoluted the debate on refugees has become.
A number of “compromise solutions” are being put forward but none of them address the worldwide refugee crisis or end Australia’s cruel detention system.