getting political [because i can]

Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested and imprisoned yesterday by the Burmese military regime… oddly, just a couple of weeks short of the date set for the lifting of her house detention. I know, the surprise is overwhelming. It seemed for a while, a few years ago, that the centrepiece of worship services or youth…

when goodness prevails

a couple of months ago i wrote about the proposed migration legislation being tabled by the government, which would define australia as the one of the least humane nations in terms of its treatment of asylum seekers. today the prime minister had to back down from the legislation in the face of certain defeat. i…

outrage

this is not a political blog, but for things like this i figure you have to use any means you can. the australian government has an appalling, embarrassing record of policies regarding asylum seekers and refugees. the united nations and amnesty international repeatedly condemn the policies, which basically involve mandatory detention for any asylum seekers,…