New One Nation senator-elect Malcolm Roberts also reiterated his similar stance on the race discrimination laws.”It is very important to the country because at the moment a lot of people are afraid to speak up,” he told Insiders. Mr Roberts had told reporters on Friday that Section 18C “needs to be addressed because [it is] curbing free speech”.Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act makes it illegal to carry out an act if: “(a) the act is reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people; and (b) the act is done because of the race, colour or national or ethnic origin of the other person or of some or all of the people in the group”.Section 18D of the Act outlines some exceptions — for example, an offence isn’t illegal if it is a fair and accurate report or comment.
People who have been marginalized for centuries under the rule of foreign and domestic empires must overcome the fear of their neighbors before they see the light of their spirit is the same as everyone’s.
I was scrolling into Facebook news today, and a post saying stopped me, “ Aleppo is liberated”. I asked who liberated what? And I got the answer of: It is the free army liberating it from the army of Assad.”
In the morning I was talking to a Syrian friend who woke up on a post of his nephew in Aleppo saying that they are moving out. “ But I was thinking they already moved to this house because it was safe last year”. He told me with worries filling the tone of his voice.
I spent a whole week with Syrian friends in Cairo upon my last visit, which probably made me confront my emotions towards what is happening in Syria. I have tried to block my emotions from feeling the huge amount of this human catastrophe, thinking there is nothing to be done. Each scene reminds me of…
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Third-seeded Monica Puig of Puerto Rico advanced to the semifinals of the Brasil Tennis Cup with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over 18-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan on Wednesday in Florianopolis, Brazil, UPI reports. Two other seeded players also won. Sixth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary defeated fourth-seeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, and second-seeded […]
In a rare direct threat, the Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State (ISIS) released a video warning Israel that it will soon “pay a high price.” “Oh Jews, wait for us. The punishment [we’ve prepared for you] is severe,” the narrator of the video reportedly says, adding that “this is only the beginning.” The video,…
Dear Kansas voters, Tuesday. Wow. What a night. I wanted to write sooner, but I’ve been so busy running around town singing “Happy Days are Here Again” that I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write. I know the Babs and Judy version is the classic, but since Kansas is moving out of […]
Anooj Gegoo – Miscellaneous1. Omaa onabin weweni. Sit here carefully/properly.2. Gaawiin mashi. Not yet.3. Giwii-minikwen ina nibi? Do you want to drink water?4. Giwii-saaga’am ina? Do you want to go out (to the bathroom)?5. Giwii-izhaa na agwaajiing? Do you want to go outside?6. Giwii-ozisinaagane na? Do you want to set the table?7. Gibakade na? Are you hungry?8. Gigiishkaabaagwe na? Are you thirsty?9. Giwii-piinichige na? Do you want to clean up?10. Giwii-wiisin ina? Do you want to eat?11. Boozhoo. Hello.12. Giga-waabamin. I will see you.
Shame on us what is happening in Syria
كم من المفارقات تجمعنا بهذا الوطن المشتت . كم من الإنسجام يختلط في أوصالنا المنقسمة . كم من الدماء التي لا تكف الأرض عن التعطش للارتواء بها تحتاج زيتون البلاد البقاء لشفائنا بزيتها لأجيال قادمة .
عشنا كفلسطينيين النكبة التي بدأت سنة ١٩٤٧ مع وجع لا ينتهي من مآسي بدأت بالتشريد والتهجير ولا تنتهي الا بالموت. ومنذ بدء المأساة السورية وكأن النكبة تعيد تجسيد نفسها بالذاكرة الفلسطينية بمشاهد لا تكف عن التوقف . ذاك التشريد الذي أدى لتهجير نصف سكان فلسطين . تلك المشاهد المتقطعة بالذاكرة الفلسطينية لأناس يرمون بأنفسهم على القوارب في قلب غيابات البحر من شواطيء يافا وحيفا هروبا إلى لا معلوم ازلي.
مذابح يومية . قتل وعربدة . سلب ونهب. تشريد وتجويع .
بين ذاكرة تلك المآسي وكأن الشريط الكارثي يمر من بلدة الشيخ الى دير ياسين الى الطنطورة. من قبية الى قلقيلية الى كفر قاسم حتى خان يونس. من الاقصى للابراهيمي . من مخيم جنين لقانا…
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When factoring in tourist and resident consumption of locally sourced seafood, the number of fish removed from waters is almost three times as high as previously thought, Stephen Fellers reports for UPI. In order to prevent the destruction of fisheries, regulations limit the amount of fish that can be caught in Caribbean islands, but researchers […]
Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage: Here in the study the light is low as the day fades into the west. Ten O’Clock rings out as I take up my camera and head out into the warm evening. I have enjoyed visitors for much of the day, so stepping out into the evening allows me…
Calling bullshit on All Lives Matter is very difficult because those who need that want to ignore inequality in society.
Cognitive dissonance, white privilege and ignorance is a hellacious cocktail.
Fundamentally, those who spout All Lives Matter in response to demands for change, is a plea to maintain the status quo. Whatever else they fear the loss of whatever unfair advantage they enjoy.
A level playing field doesn’t help everyone or so they think.
Just as the Blue Lives Matter advocates demand the right to engage in police brutality in the same breath that they demonize those who call for the end of police brutality.
Who in their right mind opposes a movement that demands justice and an end to murder? How is that a hate group? What type of person supports murder?