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Climate strikes gather momentum

Today I joined the Global Climate Strike. I was very impressed with the turnout, with the highest estimates being 300,000 across Australia and 150,000 in Melbourne. I can’t remember any climate protest being this big before. The protests come ahead of the latest UN climate summit. Most likely it will be little better than the …

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Vote for a real opposition party, not Labor

  Surveys and anecdotal evidence suggest most Australians see climate change as an emergency requiring society-wide action, yet many are confused about which political party has a better climate policy. With this post I aim to clear up some of that confusion. This article won’t tell you exactly who to vote for, but I will …

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Australian climate voting guide

Let’s make this the climate election! Here’s my guide for how to vote for climate action on 18 May (or earlier if you’re a pre-poll voter). Depending on where you live you may have a slightly different set of parties to consider, but the main parties are the same everywhere of course. This guide covers …

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Defending Assange 7: Trump’s tyranny

This is Part 7 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media: Part 1 discussed the value of Wikileaks Part 2 discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action Part 3 discussed the Swedish sexual assault case Part 4 discussed the Russian conspiracy accusations Part 5 discussed the Ecuadorian “bad houseguest” accusations Part 6 …

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Defending Assange 6: Britain’s bullshit

This is Part 6 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media: Part 1 discussed the value of Wikileaks Part 2 discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action Part 3 discussed the Swedish sexual assault case Part 4 discussed the Russian conspiracy accusations Part 5 discussed the Ecuadorian “bad houseguest” accusations After Assange …

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Defending Assange 5: Ecuador’s excuses

This is Part 5 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media: Part 1 discussed the value of Wikileaks Part 2 discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action Part 3 discussed the Swedish sexual assault case Part 4 discussed the Russian conspiracy accusations When Ecuador granted asylum to Julian Assange in 2012, the …

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Defending Assange 2: Obama’s obfuscation

This is Part 2 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media. In Part 1, I discussed the value of Wikileaks. A document released by Wikileaks shows that as far as back as 2008, under the Bush administration, the US Defense Intelligence Agency already had Wikileaks on its “manhunting target list”. They planned …

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Defending Assange: The value of Wikileaks

For seven years, Julian Assange’s enemies have strenuously denied that he would face extradition to the US if he left the Ecuadorian Embassy. They told us that was merely a “conspiracy theory”. But last week, the moment the British police dragged him out of the embassy, the US unsealed its secret charges and the mainstream …

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The Extinction Rebellion begins in Australia

Today saw the start of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement in Australia. In Melbourne, a crowd of around 150 gathered in Treasury Place to deliver a Climate Emergency Declaration to a government building. They marched in protest against both the state and federal governments, led by a group of “climate guardians” dressed in angel costumes, …

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Victorian state election 2018

On Saturday 24th November, Victorians will go to the polls. Personally I find it hard to get excited about another election when none of the previous ones have brought real solutions for global warming, but who knows, maybe this one will be different! So I have compiled every political party’s policies on climate change and …

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