Archive for the tag "Egypt"
About 300 years ago, like a smouldering kapok pillow, a massive revolution began its slow burn. A scientific revolution. A social political revolution led by great minds. Newton, Spinoza, Locke, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, d’Alembert, Montesquieu. Hume. Robert Burns. Thomas Payne. The Age of Enlightenment surged on and rational, egalitarian thought swept everything from its path. Except religion, of course. You’ve got to give […]
Posted: 27 August, 2013 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, politics and government, Religion, values.
Tags: agricultural revolution, agriculture, australian election, Australian Values, civiilization, civilisation, d'Alembert, democracy, Diderot, Egypt, elections australian politics, Enlightenment, French Revolution, Hobbes, homo sapiens, Hume, Locke, mankind, Montesquieu, murdoch, news, News Corp, News Limited, Newton, politics, Rights of Man, Robert Burns, Rousseau, Spinoza, suffrage, Thomas Payne, Timor Leste, Tunisia, values, Voltaire
In response to upheavals and disasters politicians and diplomats are falling over themselves to appear significant – by flapping lips and blowing air.
Posted: 23 February, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, Economics, Language, Life, Nature, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
Tags: Anna Bligh, Bahrain, cliche, Clinton, cyclones, diplomats, disasters, Egypt, floods, hearts, Kevin Rudd, Libya, Obama, platitude, politicians, prayers, Queensland, sympathies, thoughts, Tunisia, unacceptable, upheavals, Victoria, wishes, Yemen
Great article in Crikey today by Greg Barns, barrister and director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, on the strong skeleton argument by Assange’s legal team
Posted: 13 January, 2011 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, legal, politics and government, Sex, US Politics, values.
Tags: abuse of process, Assange, assange skeleton, Egypt, European Arrest Warrant, European Union, extradition, Geoffrey Robertson, greg barns, Guantanamo, human rights, human values, law, legal, legal values, Ny, rendition, skeleton case, Sweden, torture, US, values