A collection of old posts exported from Facebook, which hopefully explains the poor formatting and brief observations.
Opinions on Equality
opinions on equality: It’s not a case of being shitty about ‘those who feel differently from you’, as if we are hypocritically pitchforking views we disagree with. It is that even before someone has ticked ‘yes’ or ‘no’, there is an implication that we are meant to accept the premise that people should have a say on other people’s natural rights to legal recognition. But if society has accepted that same-sex relationships are legal and normal (and we have - as a society), then the idea of a v
pitch perfect 3: one viewer makes the connection between Hollywood and the Pentagon. https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/i-paid-to-see-a-movie-about-singing-i-got-ninety-minutes-of-pentagon-propaganda-ff6f510081d6 One of the more recent examples of close collaboration between Hollywood and the military outlined in detail in: https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/exclusive-documents-expose-direct-us-military-intelligence-influence-on-1-800-movies-and-tv-shows-36433107c307
wartoo - will we let Hollywood get away with #metoo because Oprah delivered a powerful "Time's up" speech? Women suffer disproportionately during and after war: Hollywood's abuse of women extends far beyond the first world through its close propagandistic relationship with the US military . The wars of aggression that military machine engages in represents the apex of male power, abuse and violence and yet we see, in movies like Pitch Perfect 3 and others , a Hollywood that eagerly and gr
2018: finding ikigai (生き甲斐)
radical change: that great pernicious truth - that radical change is impossible - is only true if we believe it. The #FWDORG conference was a powerful and moving reminder of this. Last week leading campaigners and activists from around the world gathered in this futuristic space (a church no less) in Sydney to share stories, strategies and provide inspiration to those motivated to pursue global justice in all its forms. Provide inspiration? Wouldn’t a ragtag bunch of outnumbered, underfunded a
Manus Island: 'The Hungarian fascist government, allied with Hitler, stripped Jews of all of their rights, the right to citizenship and the right to life.' Manus Island. '... the prelude to murdering them was depriving them of their citizenship, rendering them sub-humans in the eyes of the fascists and the Nazis.' Manus Island. 'So Erica Strauss came to Australia as a stateless person. She had no citizenship. She came to Australia, she became an Australian citizen and she is Josh’s mother'