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GAZA FLOTILLA II June 29, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East.
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Israel is going to great lengths to stop the Gaza flotilla from sailing. They seem to be pushing the bounds on legality on land this time.
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ICC INDICTS GADDAFI June 28, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Human Rights, Humankind/Planet Earth.
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The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for the Libyan leader and his son.
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DECLINE OF THE WORKING CLASS June 26, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment.
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Focus groups inform government decisions, but seldom are their finding made public. The Independent on Sunday reports on self description of manual workers in the UK.
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GLOBAL REVOLUTION June 26, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth, Natural Environment.
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Climate change, I think, is the crucial ingredient in our current situation that has to be turned around.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: WINTER WALKING June 25, 2011

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The shortest day is now behind us, the solstice, so we have to accept that winter is upon us.
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A PALESTINIAN VOICE June 23, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Middle East, Peace.
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Bassem Tamimi is a Palestinian.According the Ma’an News Agency he prepared the following speech before an Israeli Ofer military court – not a civil court.
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THE OCEANS ARE DYING? June 22, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment.
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As the oceans die, so does the planet. Yet in Australia, we are not moving positively towards a non-carbon economy. Do we imagine we are not part of the global climate system?
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NATURE AND HUMAN NATURE June 21, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Natural Environment, Social Environment.
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Our aboriginal and agricultural forbears were acutely aware of nature because they had to be. Their survival and welfare depended upon it.
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TROUBLE ABOUT AN ANNIVERSARY June 20, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Australian Politics.
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The anniversary of the demotion of Kevin Rudd and ascent to Prime Minister by Julia Gillard apparently falls due next Friday.
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GAZA BLOCKADE WITH MORE BLOODSHED? June 18, 2011

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Whether of not, the following news is a straight report or satire is hard to tell. Could it be the case the Israel military and government think in these terms?
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: HERE WE GO AGAIN June 18, 2011

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There were less walks this week than I can ever remember.
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THE US-PAKISTAN RELATIONSHIP June 16, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in South Asia, US Politics.
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Juan Cole seems to have got the critical points on this relationship right it seems to me. Relationships do not work without insight and respect.
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THEFT OR WASTE? June 15, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Iraq Policy.
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While there are no allegation of criminal conduct, a US special government agency cannot account for money set aside for reconstruction in Iraq. The US defence department seems to have mislaid an amount in the order of nine billion dollars.
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ASYLUM SEEKERS June 14, 2011

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The place of Malcolm Fraser, former prime minister, is assured in Australian History as one of the principals in the Constitutional Crisis of 1975.
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BUYING INTO THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX June 13, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in CENTRAL ASIA, Peace.
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As George Orwell notes in 1984, military spending is waste.
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OUT OF THE MIDDLE EAST June 12, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Humankind/Planet Earth.
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Those islands off the Eurasian landmass were not the centre of things, especially if the theory is confirmed that modern humans originated in Africa.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – TAKE THE LONG WAY June 11, 2011

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This week has been cold again, but it does not seem to affect the dogs.

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DIVIDED BY THE POLITICS OF RACE June 10, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in US Politics.
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The majority Pakeha (White Fella) population in the United States has disdained any Sorry Day for past wrongs.
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KELLY INQUEST DENIED June 10, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Iraq Policy.
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The British Attorney-General has rejected making an application to High Court to re-open an inquest into the death of former Iraq UN weapons inspector Dr Kelly who died in 2003.
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SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE: MORE THAN DOLLARS June 9, 2011

Posted by wmmbb in Social Environment.
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The problem with economics, writes Ross Gittins in The Sydney Morning Herald is that everything is measured in dollars.
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