Palestinian Film: Girrafada

This is a reminder email that on Saturday 11 April 2015, PACSI will be holding a movie night. The movie playing will be Girrafada - Al Zayton has agreed to perform and there will definitely be a group participation - come along, it's always lots of fun! Yacine is the veterinarian of the only zoo … Continue reading Palestinian Film: Girrafada

Murder clouds, black from the edge

Eddie Murray was as cool as the other side of the pillow. There is no way Eddie could have hung himself, for mine, it was murder most foul. The coppers threatened Eddie and Arthur Murray in the lead-up to his 'suicide'; two weeks before they picked Eddie up, the cops told Arthur that they were going to get either him or his son, Eddie. But that's the way it goes when you're a blackfella and show up on the street.

NSW election: Greens take Ballina, with Lismore likely

The Greens appear certain to win the seat of Ballina despite Nationals candidate Kris Beavis refusing to concede the seat. Greens candidate Tamara Smith claimed the seat on election night after ABC election analyst Antony Green tipped that it would go to the Greens. The most recent counting indicates there has been a massive 31.4 … Continue reading NSW election: Greens take Ballina, with Lismore likely

Direct Deception – AGL, Energy Australia and Origin: the ‘real villains’

FYI – interesting analysis below. As it points out, it is other factors, not LNP policies that have seen a reduction on CO2 emissions. But they are using it to wedge the renewable energy industry and the Clean Energy Council has conceded. - T. Peter Hartcher is deeply briefed by Hunt’s office The Abbott government's … Continue reading Direct Deception – AGL, Energy Australia and Origin: the ‘real villains’

Big Oil pressured scientists over fracking wastewater’s link to Quakes

[Publisher's Note: When even Bloomberg admits it I guess it's time to say that the period of doubt is over...] Energy firms tried to slow science inquiries blaming them for earthquakes in Oklahoma In November 2013, Austin Holland, Oklahoma’s state seismologist, got a request that made him nervous. It was from David Boren, president of the … Continue reading Big Oil pressured scientists over fracking wastewater’s link to Quakes

The ‘Shock Doctrine’ in Russia

Pieces of a living city cannot be auctioned off without taking into consideration that there are indigenous traditions, even if they seem odd to foreigners ... But these are our traditions and our city. For a long time we lived under the dictatorship of the Communists, but now we have found out that life under … Continue reading The ‘Shock Doctrine’ in Russia