Liberal Party want to bomb Iraq, again. #Warmongers

Courtesy of David Pope
Courtesy of David Pope

There is no doubt about it in my mind, the Liberal Party love war.

This week Tony Abbott has opened the door for Australian forces to re-engage in the war in Iraq. A war born from Western intervention, with an enemy raised in opposition to such intervention.

Bombing Iraq again will not make Australia safer. It will make Australia less safe. It will give extremists and excuse to target Australian’s both here and overseas.

This is NOT a beneficial foreign relations move for us to make. It is warmongering, we haven’t even been asked to send in forces and already the Liberal Party are sabre rattling.

It’s very much like when Abbott jumped the gun and sent SAS soldiers to the UK in advance of what he presumed was a ‘likely deployment’ to Ukraine. The Liberal Party are using war rhetoric to stoke fear in the population as a distraction. Continue reading Liberal Party want to bomb Iraq, again. #Warmongers

September 21 – People’s Climate Mobilisation (Perth)

People's Climate Mobilisation - Perth, September 21, 2014

Let’s make this an event to be remembered. It’s time for us to step up and commit to taking actions which create and protect the safe climate future we all need.

On September 21 there will be actions we can take on the day, actions we can take in our personal lives and things we can begin doing together.

We need to use ALL our political, financial and collective power in order to secure the urgent action necessary for a safe climate future.

Promoting this event is a great vehicle for those conversations and it’s also far more effective than just mass-clicking invite button.

So let’s start having those conversations and inviting people along!

Click here to go to the Facebook Event

Peoples Climate Mobilisation – September 21

Peoples Climate Mobilisation, September 21, 2014

Tonight I was at a meeting to organise an event here in Perth as part of a global action to coincide with the UN Climate Summit in New York on September 21.

The message for the event is simple and clear, we want a safe climate future. 

To achieve this, we call for:
1) Tony Abbott to put real climate action on the G20 agenda.
2) A strong Renewable Energy Target and timeline for 100% Renewable Energy.
3) No new coal or gas projects. 

Find out more about the Perth event here.

Click here for information about other Peoples Climate events around the global.

Also keep your eyes on the #PeoplesClimate and #WorthSaving tags across social media, as they will be used extensively by this campaign.

‘Team Australia’ fuck yeh. #100daysofblogging #Day66

Team Australia.

The presumption of innocence,
seems like it no longer applies
seems your guilty before innocent
in our government’s eyes

coz the burden of proof
now they put it on the accused
refugees locked up in jail cells
for sheltering under our roof

so much for the free country
so much for the fair go
now millionaires get free entry
while refugees are told ‘NO’.

For those who came across the sea
we’ve no longer plains to share
without courage instead we hide behind
‘Team Australia’, FUCK YEAH.

 

Australia needs to create more jobs. #100daysofblogging #Day61

Unemployment + Participation Rate in AustraliaThere are not enough jobs to go around in Australia, and that is a serious problem if you are one of the 740,000+ people looking for work.

While Liberal Party MP’s are always on about ‘getting people into jobs’,  this is proving to be nothing more than ‘political rhetoric’ under the current government.

You simply can not reduce unemployment without creating new jobs. Instead they use victim-blaming as a way to win votes, without actually doing anything to create jobs or reduce unemployment.

In fact it seems the Liberal Party do not understand how to create jobs.

You do not create jobs by withholding unemployment payments. You do not create jobs by forcing unemployed people people to apply for 40 jobs per month. You do not create jobs by forcing government control over spending by unemployed people.

You do not create jobs by forcing mature, highly qualified or skilled workers to take on unskilled roles that could be filled by younger, unskilled workers.

You do not create jobs by forcing unemployed people to work for below minimum wage in ‘work for the dole’ schemes, in fact they destroy jobs.

You create jobs through investment, particularly in innovation and infrastructure.  Continue reading Australia needs to create more jobs. #100daysofblogging #Day61