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Censorship in Lobbyocracy Australia

Censorship in AustraliaThe Big Lie Downunder

Censorship violates free communication vital for democracy. Crucially, censorship short-circuits rational risk management that is crucial for public safety and which successively involves (a) accurate information, (b) scientific analysis, and (c) informed systemic change to minimize the risk to society. The fundamental scandal of so-called “open societies” such as the Western democracies is that there is entrenched media censorship that has made these societies Murdochracies (Big Money buys truth, public perception of reality and votes) and Lobbyocracies (Big Money buys politicians, parties, policies, public perception and power).

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Summer: Day One, 2012

Memorial DayDisregard the almanac. And the calendar. Forget whatever the meteorologist or the astrology charts or your next- door neighbor with the hair growing out of a mole shaped like the state of Delaware on his nose told you. The true worm- hole opening to summer is not the upcoming solstice on Wednesday, June 20th; it is, has been, and forever shall be the last Monday of May, Memorial Day.

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Israel is a crime against humanity

apartheid-for-dummiesby Khalid Amayreh

Thanks to the fact that much of the western media deliberately avoids exposing Israeli criminality, probably for fear of being accused of anti-Semitism, much of the brutal ugliness of the Jewish state remains unknown to millions of Europeans and North Americans.

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Social Justice on Trial in Canada

stephen-harperDestructive neoliberal mandates harm US and European societies. Canada's conservative government force-feeds similar policies.

They include wage and benefit cuts, less social spending, privatization of state resources, mass layoffs, deregulation, tax cuts for corporations and super-rich elites, and harsh crackdowns against resisters.

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More Iran talks, but do Iranians care?

ashtonby Imran Khan

It was, perhaps, the best outcome.

The announcement of more talks between the group called the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, Britain, Russia, China, France - plus Germany) and Iran on June 18 and 19 in the Russian capital Moscow is being seen in Tehran as a good thing.

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