Monthly Archives: February 2010

French blow up over fellatio anti-smoking posters

(Reuters Life!) – An anti-smoking campaign showing teenagers in a pose suggesting fellatio with a cigarette has caused an uproar in France, with critics arguing it plays down sexual abuse and distracts from real health threats. The ads, presented earlier this week, show an older man in a suit pushing down on the head of a teenager with a cigarette ... Read More »

Stuck in an unfair federal system

Last week’s High Court decision in the Arnold case reveals major problems with Australia’s structure of government when it comes to the Murray-Darling basin. The case also suggests Peter Spencer has reached the end of the road in his attempt to be compensated for land-use restrictions on his property. The Arnold case arose when farmers in the Lower Murray region ... Read More »

Univ. Minnesota Publishes Book on Cyprus

‘Partition Through Foreign Aggression: The Case of Turkey in Cyprus’ by William Mallinson is the title of a new book on Cyprus published by the University of Minnesota. The author argues that Cyprus, a member of the European Union, should be a cohesive social and political federation – despite attempts to slice it into two against the grain of its ... Read More »