Hawaii bans sale of certain sunscreens to protect coral reef; too little, too late.

May 12, 2018

The Hawaiian State Legislature has moved to ban the sale of certain sunscreens that contain Oxybenzone and Oxinoxate as they have been found to be harmful to reef ecology. The law is awaiting ratification by the state governor before coming into effect in 2021. Hawaii is the first American State to ban the chemicals. While […]

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Taiping Island: A Concerto of Marine Life in the South China Sea: An exercise in science, beauty and propaganda

May 9, 2018

Taiping Island: A Concerto of Marine Life in the South China Sea documents the array of marine life around Taiping Island, part of the Spratly island chain and the largest natural island in the South China Sea. The 18 minute long documentary emerged following a one year research project commissioned by Taiwan’s fisheries agency in conjunction with […]

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The Rat Race: A documentary exposing the inadequate state response to vermin and disease in Mumbai

May 6, 2018

The Rat Race is a 2010 documentary examining the life of a team of night rat catchers working in a government department in Mumbai, India. To this documentaries credit it makes serious steps in covering the entirety of the rat catchers existence. It shows their struggles as the students among them try to both work […]

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127 killed in India’s deadliest dust storm yet.

May 5, 2018

Wednesday night a massive dust storm converged over northwest India leaving 127 dead 200 injured, this catastrophe was the ‘perfect storm’ as a number of weather systems coalesced to produce a chain of thunderstorms over a large area, many people were either injured or killed as the intensity of the storm damaged buildings. The storm […]

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The invisible empire : Why the United States is not seen as a “foreign” threat?

May 5, 2018

The mainstream press in Australia is replete with dramatic headlines warning of “foreign interference” in our political system and “foreign” powers in our region. These reports almost invariably refer to China. However, in Orwellian fashion the United States, the reckless military power destabilizing the Asia Pacific and constantly interfering in Australian Federal politics is rendered […]

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Chasing Coral: A terrifying glimpse at the future of our oceans.

April 20, 2018

Chasing coral is a Netflix documentary that follows the story of a team of divers who attempt to take time lapse and 3D images of reefs as they bleach and die through the cumulative effects of climate change. They eventually produce a number of dramatic before and after shots which demonstrate the rapid rate at […]

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Massive Land clearing in QLD and its impact on the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

April 19, 2018

At a recent awards ceremony in London the eminent naturalist David Attenborough reiterated that his favourite place in the world is North Queeensland. “It has for a naturalist everything. It has amazing rainforest which is quite unlike any other rainforest in the world. Not only does it have that but down on the coast it […]

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As the threat of World War 3 grows– where is the Australian anti-war movement?

April 12, 2018

In 2003, I marched with hundreds of thousands of Australians and millions around the world to stand against the invasion of Iraq. That was a war based on WMD lies. Fast forward 15 years and we stand on the precipice of another war based on WMD lies. This time it is a war that risks open […]

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Release Julian Assange!

April 7, 2018

By Davey Heller, 7th April 2018 After providing Julian Assange protection since 2012 in their Embassy in London, the Government of Ecuador since March 29th has imposed a complete communication blockade and placed him in virtual solitary confinement. Julian is living under these appalling conditions despite being granted citizenship of Ecuador and despite the fact […]

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New arsenal of weapons for Victorian riot police

March 24, 2018

by Davey Heller, 24th March 2018 In anticipation of rising class struggle, the Victorian Labor Government has announced that its riot police will be armed with a new array of “less lethal” weaponry. The frightening wishlist of weapons include a semi-automatic pellet gun that can fire pellets containing capsicum, dye or “blunt force” pellets, flash […]

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