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Dave Riley

Indigenous death in custody: Request for solidarity

Brisbane, Australia:The Queensland Dept of Public Prosecution’s disgusting decision to ignore the Deputy Coroner’s findings that the Qld police killed Mulrinji,an indigenous man, in November 2004 while he was in police custody –has been met with community disbelief. The DPP…

Borat write thesis. It niiiice

With apologies to the blog owner, here’s an alternative take on this Borat business from the Christian Science Monitor: Sacha Baron Cohen’s crude Kazakh journalist may have originated in a dissertation on the ‘Black-Jewish alliance’ in 1960s America.

Your rights at work — worth striking for

Australia, which has oft been referred to as “the lucky country”, is now embracing workplace reform — yet again! Under aegis of the PR friendly title of “Work Choices” the new industrial system that has been introduced by the Howard…

Islamophobes get islamophobic

The question of religion, specifically Islam, is being played out as a stalking horse on the political left. As so many left intellectuals sign on with Islamophobia there has been a lot of chatter dedicated to the business of proving…

Rumsfeld resignation an admission of defeat in Iraq

Anti-war activists in Sydney, Australia, today welcomed the news that US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld has resigned. â┚¬Å“Rumsfeld’s resignation follows a resounding defeat of the Republican Party at the US mid-term elections and is an admission of defeat by…