The ABC

Killing The ABC: The IPA’s Agenda To Dismantle Australia

I’ve been resisting the urge to write yet another “rant” because … geez, who wants to hear more whingeing? Another complaint, another letter to the paper from yet another grumpy old man who thinks the world’s going to hell in a handbasket? Yet I awoke today to read that the Liberal Party Council has endorsed the
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Australia, We Need To Have An Urgent Chat About Surveillance Technology And The Race For Marginal Votes

By Mel McCartney at Political Omniscience Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as "surveillance companies." Their rebranding as "social media" is the most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense. — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) March 17, 2018 We live in
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Fascism: History Repeats, Again

“…It was 1941. Europe was in flames. Spain had fallen to a ruthless dictator. Hitler had rolled over the continent, reduced France to an abject state, and was about to invade Russia. Concentration camps were filled with Jews (though we in America did not know much about that yet). Mussolini ruled Italy. Japan ravaged eastern
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Australian Super Funds Wanting To Invest In America’s Infrastructure Privatisation. Is It Ethical?

By Mel McCartney at Political Omniscience When I recently learned of the push for Australia’s superannuation industry to invest in American infrastructure, alarm bells rang. Neoliberalism is still very much in economical favour so what was this really all about? When I read articles about it from Australia a little closer, I realised that they were missing the meat
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How To Reject Division

By Loz Lawrey “Loz, you have no class”, she said. Shocked and confused, I felt my eyebrows arching. Was my sister-in-law’s mother insulting me? “No”, she said. “I mean, you have no class”. Then I realised: she was referring to social “class”. This was a seminal moment for me. It had the effect of plunging
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