Lobby

Political Lobbying of the Few Undermines Democracy for the Many

The allowance of individuals and organisations to lobby politicians is the death nell of democracy.  This is because the few get access to those who have been given power by the many to create legislation, affect regulations, advocate for change and impact society in ways that benefit the few.  This is a important… Continue reading

Los Angeles Nuclear Secret Contaminating the Public

There are arguments that nuclear can be clean. The issue in this video raises the issues of big business lobbying to stop clean ups in respect of rocket testing in the United States. The company in this report is Boeing.

This reflects the loss of democracy in practice. It is why the public must have… Continue reading

Greenpeace States Hillary Clinton Received $6.9 million from Energy Industry

This information is still relevant today, probably more than ever.  Lobbyists distort democratic processes of one vote one value.  It becomes what is the value of a vote?  Money talks thus industry walks away with benefits that far outweigh the public interest.

The wicked webs we weave to hide the face with… Continue reading

Corporate Lobbyists Purchasing the Voice of Politicians

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/dealing-dominance-corporate-lobbyists

Dealing With the Dominance of Corporate Lobbyists

In an era of “toothless” rules, the best fix might be as simple as paying congressional staffers more.
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High turnover rates prohibit congressional aides from developing adequate expertise on complex issues. | Reuters/Joshua Roberts

Imagine you’re a busy… Continue reading

Human Rights Watch: Have Israel and Palestine Learned Peace? Defence or Re:solution?

This is a report on the Israel and Palestine conflict in 2016.  Today I am noticing there is a commemoration whereby the Australian  Prime Minister is in Israel honouring the battle of Beersheeba. Refer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Beersheba_(1917)

I reflected on whether Israel and Palestine has found inner peace yet.  I see violations on… 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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