Crooked Consulting: EY and Deloitte spruik climate on one hand, the explosion in new coal projects on the other – Michael West

Australia is building a slew of new coal projects just as global demand for coal is in retreat. It’s justified by “independent expert” reports from the likes of Big Four firms Deloitte and EY. Luke Stacey and Michael West report on the flawed economics and compromised reports of the consultants.

Source: Crooked Consulting: EY and Deloitte spruik climate on one hand, the explosion in new coal projects on the other – Michael West

No, Left-Wing Activists Aren’t the Same As Fascist Thugs

Spain’s far-right Vox party began its Madrid election campaign with a rally in the multiracial working-class suburb of Vallecas, prompting clashes with locals. Media responded with a condemnation of the “twin extremisms” — showing how those who defend the poor and marginalized are falsely equated with those who abuse them.

Source: No, Left-Wing Activists Aren’t the Same As Fascist Thugs

Crocodile tears no mask for Coalition’s economic war on women – Michael West

March 4 Women

Well may Scott Morrison tear up as he relates how his daughters, wife and widowed mother drive his every decision. The facts are that every move of the Coalition government ensures women are poorer, more insecure at work and more vulnerable to violence on the job. The Industrial Relations bill pushed through last week is a final nail in the coffin for women. Alison Pennington reports.

Source: Crocodile tears no mask for Coalition’s economic war on women – Michael West

The Chaser’s war on News Corp is proving costly for the Murdoch media

Long ago, The Chaser declared war on News Corp Australia for its culture-warring, climate-change-denying ways.

Before they tricked News Corp into reporting on a fake petition about fairy bread being “cancelled”, the satirical publication’s team dreamed up a plan to help readers hit the company where it really hurts: its bottom line.

In 2019, The Chaser started cancelling subscriptions on behalf of people who were fed up with News Corp.

“Are you sick of that crotchety old billionaire Rupert Murdoch siphoning off your hard-earned cash each week?” The Chaser website asks.

“Are you sick of supporting a newspaper which gives airtime to climate deniers as the country burns down around you? Want to just cancel your subscription to The Daily Telegraph that keeps clogging up your mailbox, but can’t be arsed waiting on the phone for three hours?”

Participants use a simple web form to sign over their legal rights to The Chaser to act as a representative, who will then cancel their News Corp subscription on their behalf.

Source: The Chaser’s war on News Corp is proving costly for the Murdoch media

Old Dog Thought- Real Freedom begins not Now but when equality and justice are achieved without a belief in inherited property and privilege

Image of Black Lives Matters Protesters

Fighting Fake News with REAL 22/4/21; George Floyd and Fox News; Rebirth of Psychedelics after a 70 year war. We pay for the LNP’s failed energy policies Systemic Racism; More Boltland Crap

How the Right Wing Invented a Fictional ‘Migration Crisis’ — and Tricked Us into Believing It | The Smirking Chimp

Most people seem to have accepted the truth about the so-called war on drugs. By that, I mean it was never about drugs. Its true target was non-white people, especially Black people. Its goal was social control. Slavery gave way to Jim Crow, which gave way to the mass incarceration of “undesirables.” Illegal drugs were merely a pretext. These days, states are legalizing drugs. Some are even releasing people convicted of drug crimes. In all, we seem to be experiencing a new age of drug enlightenment.

I hope it does not take most people as long with “border security.” Like the “war on drugs,” it’s not about security. It’s about social control. It’s about having a legal reason to put non-white people in jail, kicking them out or just acting barbarously toward them. Drugs did not threaten the national interest until the government said they did. Same with the southern border. People used to pass freely, wherever the seasonal work took them. It did not threaten the national interest until the government said it did.

Source: How the Right Wing Invented a Fictional ‘Migration Crisis’ — and Tricked Us into Believing It | The Smirking Chimp

Right-wing media lash out after murder conviction in George Floyd case | Media Matters for America

Image of Black Lives Matters Protesters

Insisting that the trial was not fair due to the threat of protests, “mob rule,” and pressure from Waters and Biden

 

Source: Right-wing media lash out after murder conviction in George Floyd case | Media Matters for America

Psychedelics are transforming the way we understand depression and its treatment | Depression | The Guardian

Magic mushrooms grow on moss in twilight forest

Mental illness is the 21st century’s leading cause of disability, affecting an estimated billion people across the world. Depression is the number one contributor: more than 250 million people have this condition globally. The number of people prescribed antidepressant medications, the first-line treatment for depression, increases each year, and the market for them is valued at approximately $15bn (£11bn). Yet depression prevalence rates have not decreased since accurate record-keeping began. One reason for this paradox is the failure of science to adequately explain how and why depression occurs.

Source: Psychedelics are transforming the way we understand depression and its treatment | Depression | The Guardian

“We don’t have a race problem”: NSW Police Minister takes leave of senses – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The era of Trump has arrived in Australia and it began with No Cuts Tony Abbott.

Source: “We don’t have a race problem”: NSW Police Minister takes leave of senses – » The Australian Independent Media Network

PM says mines and factories will help us reach zero net emissions

Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears to be testing the waters of a zero net emissions target by 2050, saying the climate goal will be “won” by Australia’s mining and energy sectors, factories and industry.

Source: PM says mines and factories will help us reach zero net emissions

The world running out of patience with our excuses on climate change

US President Joe Biden.

Morrison’s overly dependant narrow focus is fast catching up with him.

If the Prime Minister thought 2021 was about to get a little easier, he should think again. At US President Joe Biden’s Climate Leaders Summit to be held next week, Australia will come under unprecedented pressure to join global efforts to stop global warming. So far though, the Prime Minister looks to be turning up to the summit empty-handed.

Source: The world running out of patience with our excuses on climate change

Old Dog Thought- The natural evolution of Capitalism is being played out before our very eyes as the market place is being swallowed up

Two Faced Facebook: how the digital giant lets Exxon, US companies, talk out both sides of their mouths

Fighting Fake News with REAL 20/4/21; Fossil Fuel Use Facebooks’ algorithms to spread their news. Morrison’s false messaging; Sky Sport is under threat.

Republicans, Saying the Quiet Part Loud, Discuss Plans for “Anglo-Saxon” Traditions Caucus – Mother Jones

Anti-Trump lawmakers were quick to denounce the new caucus. But House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy didn’t exactly come out swinging. Rather than critique the group directly, he vaguely denounced the idea of white nationalism as a GOP value. “America is built on the idea that we are all created equal and success is earned through honest, hard work. It isn’t built on identity, race, or religion,” McCarthy tweeted. “The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans—not nativist dog whistles.” But is that true if the new America First Caucus is tolerated?

Source: Republicans, Saying the Quiet Part Loud, Discuss Plans for “Anglo-Saxon” Traditions Caucus – Mother Jones

People escaping Violence have a Right to Seek Asylum: Stop Calling it a “Border Crisis”

Source: People escaping Violence have a Right to Seek Asylum: Stop Calling it a “Border Crisis”

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Biden to reverse Trump’s White Supremacist, Sadistic near-ban on Refugees, but US still Lags, Sweden, Germany other OECD Countries

To abandon vaccination targets is to abandon the mantle of leadership

The Australian government has abandoned its ambitious targets to have the adult population vaccinated by the end of October. It has, in fact, abandoned having any target.

The Australian government has abandoned its ambitious targets to have the adult population vaccinated by the end of October. It has, in fact, abandoned having any target.

Source: To abandon vaccination targets is to abandon the mantle of leadership

ALAN AUSTIN: Australia’s low infrastructure spend, despite record debt

The latest official figures show Australia’s infrastructure investment has plummeted, reports Alan Austin.

AUSTRALIA HAS BORROWED heavily to weather the recent COVID-induced economic storm. But in contrast to previous major global recessions, it is emerging with virtually nothing tangible to show for the debt incurred.

Source: ALAN AUSTIN: Australia’s low infrastructure spend, despite record debt

Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is ‘Past Time’ to Finally Close Guantánamo | Common Dreams News

Demonstrators dressed in Guantánamo Bay prisoner uniforms march past Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on January 9, 2020. (Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images)

“After years of indefinite detention without charge or trial; a history of torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment; and multiple attempts at a thoroughly failed and discredited military commission process, it is past time to close Guantánamo’s detention facility and end indefinite detention.”
—24 senators

Source: Two Dozen Senators Tell Biden It Is ‘Past Time’ to Finally Close Guantánamo | Common Dreams News

Old Dog Thought- Over 400 died but none with the attention of this Geezer or the Colt from Kooyong

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