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Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Wins Social Enterprise Award

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre’s catering business was one of eight social enterprises honoured at the annual Social Enterprise Awards. Pro Bono Australia Ellie Cooper ASRC Catering took out the award for social enterprise of the year (small) on Wednesday evening. “We were really, really pleased last… Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Wins… Read More »

Simon Jenkins: How liberals paved way for populism to emerge

I have no tribe. I have no comfort blanket, no default button that enables me to join the prevailing hysteria and cry in unison, “Of course, it’s all the fault of X.” The Irish Times <img src=”http://b.scorecardresearch.com/p?c1=2&c2=8946263&cv=2.0&cj=1″ /> Simon Jenkins Meanwhile we everywhere see the familiar landscape clouding over. There are… Simon Jenkins: How… Read More »

America Needs More Energy To Power Its Manufacturing Resurgence

Due to a confluence of technology, existing infrastructure, workforce, rule of law and markets, America is on the verge of a massive manufacturing boom that will boost domestic energy demand while adding jobs and lifting incomes. The Daily Caller Chuck DeVore The fuel for this coming boom is simple: the… America Needs More… Read More »

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference heads to Hobart

As the world moves forward, criminology experts from across the globe have travelled to Tasmania to discuss the future of international criminal justice. The Examiner Michelle Wisbey National and international criminologists descended to Hobart on Wednesday for the 29th ​Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference. More than 300 delegates are taking part in the… Australian and New Zealand Society of… Read More »

Vanishing Act: The Disappearance of Refugee Aid in Belgrade

A surreal feeling washed over me as I entered the white building behind the city’s main bus station for the first time. Posted by Christiana Botic in Fulbright National Geographic Stories An abandoned, windowless place hidden in plain sight. Belgrade was all gray outside with winter fast approaching. I… Vanishing Act: The… Read More »

We Can Still Uphold Human Rights In A Post-Truth World

Human rights are everybody’s rights. The Huffington Post Claire Mallinson It’s natural to feel concern for the state of human rights, following the result of the U.S. presidential election, Brexit, and the rise elsewhere of populist, authoritarian regimes and political parties. The underlying sentiments and the… We Can Still Uphold Human Rights In… Read More »

Europe on ‘BRINK OF WAR’ as Turkey gathers boats to ship migrants to Greece over EU anger

EUROPE is on the brink of war as Turkey gathers fleets of boats to ship 3,000 migrants a day to Greece in retaliation over the European Union’s (EU) vote to freeze accession talks. Express Alix Culbertson Greek intelligence officers have discovered the Turkish plans which they say involve thousands of dinghies and motorboats already being gathered along Turkey’s western coast. The analysts said Syrian migrants are preparing to… Europe on ‘BRINK OF WAR’ as Turkey gathers… Read More »

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it

Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them The Guardian George Monbiot Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To understand what is coming, we need to… Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t… Read More »

This FDA Approved Drug Could Permanently Repair Brain Damage in Stroke Victims

Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed a new treatment that could limit the damage caused by strokes and also promote repair in the affected area of the brain. AUTHOR: Jess Vilvestre EDITOR: Kristin Houser Futurism What’s more, the drug they’re using has already been clinically approved. The researchers’ study is published in Brain, Behavior and Immunity, and it recounts how they developed their treatment… This FDA Approved… Read More »

Greek Foreign ministry slams Erdogan comment on Cypriot flag; calls it ‘historically groundless’

Attempts by Turkey to equate the victim with the aggressor in Cyprus is ‘historically groundless’ and “arbitrary”, the spsokesman of the foreign ministry Stratos Efthimiou said on Tuesday, responding to a question about recent statements made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Cyprus’ flag. Mignatiou “Once again, the Turkish leadership is trying to equate the aggressor with the victim by making historically groundless and arbitrary arguments that attempt to erase Turkey’s responsibilities as an occupying power,” Efthimiou told journalists. ... Read More »

Can Democracy Endure Where the Cyber Things Are?

During a national crisis, executive action to reconfigure U.S. network data flows to the global Internet may be lawful. The National Interest Jessica Smith Imagine if a U.S. president determined that an insurrection or a… Can Democracy Endure… Read More »

‘Turkey is like Germany after 1933’

More and more Turks are applying for political asylum in Germany. Deutsche Welle Volker Witting They feel threatened and repressed by the Erdogan government, and they fear for their lives. Most applicants are Kurds, like… ‘Turkey is like… Read More »

Merkel does not see EU expanding membership talks with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not expect the European Union to open negotiations on new policy areas with Turkey in its talks to join the bloc, her spokesman said on Wednesday. Reuters Membership talks have progressed only slowly since they began in 2005 but Merkel has said the EU, which needs Turkey to help tackle the migrant crisis, must engage with Ankara despite concern about its response to a failed coup in July. Bild newspaper ran a story under a ... Read More »