Daily Archives: July 10, 2020

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Israel buys into Tour de France

Israel has a long history of sportwashing its brutal occupation and annexation of Palestine. This strategy is also used in the arts and entertainment industries. Israel bought Eurovision Song contest in 2019 despite Palestinian BDS efforts to prevent it. Continue reading

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National Aboriginal Day

Today is National Aboriginal Day known as NAIDOC (The acronym stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee). Forty-two years ago Sam Watson Jnr gave a speech in King George Square about the Queensland Acts which kept Aboriginal people … Continue reading

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Foreign Influence

The Editor The Canberra Times Thursday, July 9, is the 120th anniversary of Royal Assent to The Commonwealth of Australia Act. Neither plebiscites among enfranchised Australians nor motions in the colonial parliaments could bring about Federation. That required an Act … Continue reading

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Gone with the Wind

We publish a letter by Humphrey McQueen to the Canberra Times about taking the film Gone with the Wind from YouTube etc. __oOo__ The EditorThe Canberra Times Gone with the Wind should be permanently taken down from streaming platforms because you … Continue reading