Monthly Archives: January 2011

Egypt on fire.

(The photos of the US made teargas cannister are here and here.) “The cars are on fire, the police station is on fire, but those of us on the streets we are also on fire!” Tweeted yesterday, IIRC by Mona … Continue reading

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Robbing Peter, paying Paul.

Recently the issue of homelessness in Australia was the subject of a few articles in the media. It was reported that the Government plans to spend $5 million researching (again) the causes of homelessness. The Hardest Way Home made some … Continue reading

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Is the whole world revolting?

Yes I know I promised to get back to the gardening and cooking blogging… However my social justice gland has been hyperactive in recent days with all these brutal dictatorships being overthrown. It’s absolute bliss to see people rising up … Continue reading

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Made in USA

Tear gas cannister fired into the crowd of protestors by Egyptian police. “Made in USA”. Credit for this photo goes to Alia Malek, who posted it on Topsy on Jan 25th. It was also referenced on the “We are all … Continue reading

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#Egypt feed

There seems to be bugger all in the MSM so I’ll post a few links here just to document during the afternoon. From Reuters: The Awl: Egyptian revolution. Telecomix is attempting to assist the flow of information out of Egypt. … Continue reading

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Freedom for Egypt!

It’s nominally Australia day today, the anniversary of when some white dude on a boat stepped down into Botany Bay and began the slaughter of the locals. In order to avoid punch ups with flag draped neo-nationalists I’ll be staying … Continue reading

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Bat fishing

If you search youtube for bat fishing, there’s also a couple of people with baseball bats thinning down carp numbers… Not my cup of tea. Fruit bats are cute though IMHO. Ask me again when the fruit trees are coming … Continue reading

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Homelessness advocates and services.

I’m rather passionate about human rights and sustainable community as well as having had an unpleasant experience with homelessness myself recently. Since the issue has come up in the press lately, here’s a couple of links and some thoughts. There … Continue reading

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Australian Power and Gas: a customer’s experience

As mentioned in a previous blog, Australian Power and Gas have turned out to be quite an unpleasant company to deal with. They’ve now continued to get uglier. As I was stressing over a couple of legal threats last week, … Continue reading

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Suppport Steve Marsh, organic farmer vs Monsatan

Use of Genetically Modified canola in Western Australia has caused severe problems for an organic farmer whose crops are now contaminated. An organic farmer in Western Australia, Steve Marsh has had GM Canola blown onto his property from a neighbouring … Continue reading

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