Democracy

Moves to Amend The US Constitution Re: Corporate Corruption

This is very interesting.

The goal is to end the influence of corporations and special interests in government.  It is essentially about reclaiming democracy.  I just felt … Awaken the Fool.

I am sure there will be arguments about the rights of philanthropy as a freedom to help who they want.  They… Continue reading

TEDx: Does Our Democracy Represent the People?

This is an interesting TEDx Midatlantic talk.

 

Halliburton in Defence of Privatisation to Profit from War as Reconstructing Peace

This article is from the New Yorker.  It is extensive and provides insights into how private interests, influence, energy and profit incentives profit from war under the guise of reconstruction and peace.

This provides insights into how business is done with government and how democratic rights are weakened when a private company withholds information… Continue reading

Defence White Paper Stated Fears of Dependency on Asian Fuel Imports or Strategic Access to Oil and Gas?

These reflections have taken me a long time to navigate through as I found it quite illogical to read.  It is a 2016 ABC post but feels relevant today.  I felt to explore the message in the article from a peace perspective asking questions in my global agora as the public are never… Continue reading

Can a 9 Year Old Make a Human Rights Statement Symbolically in a Democracy?

This is my view.

In our anthem are the words “We are young and free” and importantly “Advance Australia Fair” – are we doing that for the indigenous is an important question given the Deaths in Custody, the Stolen Generation, White Australia Policy and so on.  Are we being fair to a child who… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”

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