Abuse

Psychological Abuse and the Legal System

I have been watching a 60 Minutes program and learning about how women feel when cross examined in sexual abuse cases.  I have been a witness in a rape case and I saw how horrendous the Barristers were.  I’ve had one try and kiss me and found out later that he had raped… Continue reading

Tax Havens are the Corporate Heaven of Corruption without Conscience

This is hard to read as I contemplate homelessness out of principle. I just cannot align with anything I feel is dishonest or undermining of democracy.  

I find myself more and more aware of how the taxpayers are the ones left holding the baby.  This baby is an empty cup held out begging… Continue reading

Is There a Terrorist Threat or is the Threat Causing Terror?

This blog is to look at the terror laws that enable governments to hold suspects, in this case, held indefinitely. There are real human rights issues and questions that need to be asked as to the intent behind government actions which restricts rights and freedoms.

This is an article from the Washington Post. I found… Continue reading

Australia’s Human Rights, Counter Terrorism and Peace Building Alternatives

The Australian Government has announced holding suspects of terrorism to 14 days without a magistrate.  The sedition laws are particularly noteworthy. This has implications for freedom of speech which may raise issues that are not supportive of the government, particularly if there is concern about illegality as what was seen in the Iraq war.… Continue reading

Nothing Comes from Violence

In truth change does occur but the question is – what sort of change do you want?  There are dynamics here that I am exploring whilst writing this. On face value Sting is right, yet under the surface tension the opposite emerges.  The calls for peace were heard loudest after WWII. We seem… Continue reading

Biko, Apart-heid and Raising Consciousness

I found a song by Peter Gabriel about Steve Biko the African actvist for non-racism in South Africa.  I saw the movie many years ago and felt deeply saddened by the plight of Africans.  Oppression is a word I can type but one can only know this when they are looked at in… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.”

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