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By tigtog on November 17, 2010
This settlement allows the government to kick the formal inquiry about government complicity in maltreatment of Guantanamo Bay detainees to a judicial review, of which the most obvious benefit is that secret papers from the intelligence services will not be subpoenaed to be presented in an open court.
By Beppie on November 15, 2010
Post made sticky on the front page because the march is this weekend!
Posted in culture wars, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, Life, social justice | Tagged activism/charity, blogmeet, hoyden meetup, marriage equality, rally, sexuality and health, social change, trans* | 9 Responses
By tigtog on November 14, 2010
Burma’s military rulers have released the country’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest
By tigtog on November 12, 2010
About time that we had more accountability and transparency about our treatment of asylum seekers who are processed offshore; successive governments have been keeping them conveniently out of voters’ sight for far too long now, which allows all sorts of wild claims to be made about these mythical beings.
Of course, some voters prefer it that way, but I don’t think much of those voters’ worldview on good citizenship.
By tigtog on November 10, 2010
An Ivanhoe Grammar girl wasn’t allowed to take her girlfriend to her high-school formal.
By tigtog on November 3, 2010
UPDATE: OK, it looks like I misheard this one. The story wasn’t about a sex worker at all, it was about a public servant seeking worker’s compensation for an injury sustained during a sexual encounter at a work-related conference. This does put a different perspective on the joke and the reaction.
By tigtog on November 2, 2010
Newspaper publishes list of gay people to ‘help them live responsible lives’ Of course! Outing them is for their own good! Related posts: A little advice gleaned from Condescending Wonka Where to now with the #mencallmethings momentum? Abbott Watch: Scumbaggery alert Finally How more vile (and thick (and don’t forget vile)) can McCain possibly be?
By blue milk on October 30, 2010
(This is about a rape joke, so usual trigger warnings apply, though trust me, you will get the last laugh). This article on brisbanetimes.com.au: The state government is urging Queensland clothing stores not to sell a t-shirt depicting a woman bound and gagged, with the slogan ‘‘Relax, it’s just sex’’. Minister for Women Karen Struthers […]
By tigtog on October 29, 2010
Call them, and please reblog. Make some noise.
By tigtog on October 18, 2010
Petty personal considerations aside, the strikes in France illustrate a conflict that will be repeated across many nations who have had a raft of strong social safety net policies over many decades who are now struggling to finance those policies.