environment

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”

Beyond Marching: I Will Not Be Passive #Resist

Later this week I will be part of my first anti-fascist #resist planning meeting*. I’m on a steep learning curve here, but I refuse to be just an observer any more. I will not be passive.

Anyone else organising with anti-fascist #resistance movements, I’d like to know anything you’re authorised to share with others. We need to be visible.

Otterday! And Open Thread

It’s ages since we’ve had an Otterday! This week’s Open Thread is hosted by an otter who learnt to use an asthma inhaler last year at an aquarium in Seattle:

Otterday! And Open Thread

Is it chilly where you are? This week’s Open Thread is hosted by a snowy little otter from Wildpark Pforzheim. [Image by Cloudtail on Flickr.] Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is… Read More ›

Media Circus: RIP Gough Whitlam Edition

The giants who strode the political landscape of my youth are toppling one by one, leaving only gnats swarming over the entrails of serious political principles while Big Money shakes shiny things at us all, politicians very much included.

Contrast the government’s war on welfare with the rhetoric surrounding critics of the increasing wealth gap as advocates of “class warfare”. Hmm.

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Media Circus: Shame Shorten Shame – Spineless Opposition Edition

The Shorten Opposition is there voting with the government in the House without rigorously debating the bills or using the Senate conscientiously as a House of Review, so these bills are being fast-tracked into legislation without adequate scrutiny let alone electoral transparency. Why?

Contrast the government’s war on welfare with the rhetoric surrounding critics of the increasing wealth gap as advocates of “class warfare”. Hmm.

What news story/commentary/analysis has grabbed your attention lately?

Vale Pete Seeger 1919-2014

Some of the first songs I learnt to sing beyond nursery songs & school singalongs were Pete Seeger songs. I have no doubt that my politics today have largely grown from learning and loving these protest songs from an early age.

Today in WTF is the Gillard govt thinking?

Handing the current Federal environmental oversight and protection powers to the State Premiers? If it weren’t for the protection of the Federal government, we would have lost places like the Great Barrier Reef, the Franklin River, the Daintree Rainforest and Fraser Island a long time ago.