From adolescent hope to mild despair in just forty short years – The AIM Network

By James Moylan In just forty years the ‘Australian ethos’ has transformed itself utterly. We no longer believe we are ‘lucky’. Disillusionment and distrust has become the default setting. Our juvenile political dreaming has been grossly tempered by the events of the last four decades. Our difficult adolescence has given way to widespread and very…

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Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak takes Four Corners on a taxing journey into a parallel universe – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Four Corners has jointly taken on one of the most ambitious investigations in journalism history in a bid to get through the front door of law firm Mossack Fonseca — the parallel world of tax havens. But it was no easy feat, writes Marian Wilkinson.It was already dark when we landed at Panama’s main airport and the drive into the capital was disorienting.

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Where is the equality? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Australian society has turned into a very strange animal.Women make up approximately 50% (or thereabouts) of the population, but appearances dictate something entirely different.In recent history, men are congratulated for their successes, no matter how big or small. Any failures are ignored, or relegated as lessons. Women’s successes, on the other hand, are ignored. We are even treated as failures, or our work is stolen from us by men who then crow on about their ‘successes’.

Source: Where is the equality? – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The National Review Finally Just Comes Out and Says It: Fuck Poor People

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Kevin Williamson for The National Review had this to say about poor whites:

Nothing happened to them. There wasn’t some awful disaster. There wasn’t a war or a famine or a plague or a foreign occupation. Even the economic changes of the past few decades do very little to explain the dysfunction and negligence — and the incomprehensible malice — of poor white America. So the gypsum business in Garbutt ain’t what it used to be. There is more to life in the 21st century than wallboard and cheap sentimentality about how the Man closed the factories down.

The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible. Forget all your cheap theatrical Bruce Springsteen crap. Forget your sanctimony about struggling Rust Belt factory towns and your conspiracy theories about the wily Orientals stealing our jobs. Forget your…

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West Papua – the silent genocide – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The following short video, set the Simon and Garfunkel classic, “The Sounds of Silence” reveals a compelling insight to ongoing exploitation and human rights abuses in West Papua.  Their legendary hit is covered by heavy metal band “Disturbed”.  The video is short, but very powerful, giving the viewer a brief journey into the tragedy that is West Papua.

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