Why I’m a Greens Member

‪I’m a Greens member who’s voted right and left over my life and joined because I wanted a party that thinks about my children’s future and develops policy based on facts not factions.
I discovered that when you probe past the old party’s propaganda, Greens members are a diverse group of people and party policies are developed from branch members upwards meaning individual members do make a difference.

If you want to experience true democracy and care about developing a caring, peaceful and sustainable economy, please consider going to your local Greens branch meeting. Like me, you might just be surprised!

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Think Before Spreading Fear & Hate

Pauline Hanson should reflect on these words by a victim of another politician who rallied a nation behind fear and hate. #auspol‬

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Make America Do What?

It seems like a rather strange thing to want Americans to do, but I guess he is the President.

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Everyone can agree that culture is impor

Everyone can agree that culture is important in the workplace. But who really drives it? What makes a good culture? And what can destroy it? http://ow.ly/10AVe4

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Grandma’s Jumper

Words
So many, many words
Floating all around us 
From sublime to absurd
Their meanings oft’ reduced
To txt

Sentences
Some like grandma’s jumper
Knitted with love
Left hanging, unworn
Until it’s too late

Others, finely crafted
By the spinner’s needle
Fill the atmosphere 
With chatter over beer
To the delight of the overseers

Paragraphs
Too long for many
When a tweet is sweet,
Periods, bring a full stop
And the last line is drowned
By the first word 

Chapters
Once well versed,
A part of the whole
Insightful, sharp and droll
Now just gangs of Harleys
And the biker’s moll

The Novel
Modernity’s demoted
To a small n.
Literature ,hanging beside
Grandma’s discarded jumpers

But whilst I breath
I will try to weave
The shabby threads of my existence
And be happy wrapped
Unfashionably and perhaps poorly
In my ancestor’s wordy attire.

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Neil Young – Who’s Gonna Stand Up? (And Save The Earth)

With a 92-member orchestra & choir

“What started as a live Crazy Horse song and was introduced to thousands of audience members wearing organic cotton EARTH shirts this fall in Europe has now been recorded live on the old MGM Sound Stage, (Now SONY), in Hollywood. With over sixty of the music industry’s finest musicians and a thirty-voice choir, this epic version resonates with a sound that has never been heard on a protest song before.

Neil Young and all of these ninety musicians and singers recorded the song live together with no overdubs. Arrangement is by Christopher Walden. Mix is by Al Schmitt, who is one of the great “eminences grises” of the American music world, the most decorated engineer/mixer in Grammy history, and the recording is produced by ‘The Volume Dealers’.”

Neil Young Times

“There’s nothing quite like an angry Neil Young song, and the latest finds him more ticked off than ever.

The new song, titled ‘Who’s Gonna Stand Up?’ was inspired by the documentary ‘Under The Influence,’ which makes an impassioned argument against the influence of corporate money in American politics. The track serves as the latest act of musical advocacy in a career filled with them.”

(http://ultimateclassicrock.com)

“Under the guise of democracy, huge global corporations have purchased our politicians and are writing laws that poison our planet and dismantle our democratic process. Corporations have usurped democracy by using their vast wealth to influence politics and silence the citizen voice in government.

All natural living systems are in rapid decline, pushing the human race ever closer to extinction. Despite enacted environmental protections, global corporations have recklessly abused the four natural resources that we rely on for life (air, soil, fresh water and oceans) as an open sewer for their toxic wastes with blatant disregard for humankind.

Neither the environmental crisis nor the many other social and economic crises we face can be addressed until democracy is restored and this cycle of corruption is broken by corporate money being removed from politics.

UNDER THE INFLUEN$E focuses on what can and is being done by conscious and committed citizens, movements and businesses to reverse the ecological destruction and take back democracy.”

(undertheinfluencefilm.com)

Lyrics:

Protect the wild, tomorrow’s child
Protect the land from the greed of man
Take down the dams, stand up to oil
Protect the plants, and renew the soil

Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth?
Who’s gonna say that she’s had enough?
Who’s gonna take on the big machine?
Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth?
This all starts with you and me

Damn the dams, save the rivers
Starve the takers and feed the givers
Build a dream, save the world
We’re the people know as earth

Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth?
Who’s gonna say that she’s had enough?
Who’s gonna take on the big machine?
Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth?
This all starts with you and me

Ban fossil fuel, draw the line
Before we build, one more pipeline
Ban fracking now, save the waters
And build a life, for our sons and daughters

Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth?
Who’s gonna say that she’s had enough?
Who’s gonna take on the big machine?
Who’s gonna stand up and save the earth?
This all starts with you and me

Who’s gonna stand up
Who’s gonna stand up
Who’s gonna stand up
Who’s gonna stand up
Who’s gonna stand up

Photograph by Jarle H. Moe

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misogynist

misogynist

[mi-sojuh-nist, mahy‐]

noun: a person who hates, dislikes, mistrusts, or mistreats women.

Misogynist is a word that has been heard a lot in this part of the world in recent years, but it only occurred to me on hearing it again this morning that the word was probably created by a women.

Given folk law, a man would quite possibly have spelt it Mrsogynist, at least initially. After constant use, I suspect that Mrsogynist would most likely have become Msogynist.

Just a thought.

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Ten Virtues For The Modern Age from The

Ten Virtues For The Modern Age from The Philosopher’s Mail http://ow.ly/i/6lYxt

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Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is enough, not more. Continue reading

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My Best Ideas…

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