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Geoff Ebbs /2 February, 2022
Writing in Al Jazeera today, Dimitar Bechev, writes that the visit by Hungarian President Viktor Orban to Moscow to secure a new gas deal and express support for Russian resistance to NATO shows how complex the situation in Eastern Europe is. Poland, the Baltic states and Romania have strongly expressed support for NATO involvement in Continue Reading →
Geoff Ebbs /1 December, 2021
Australia is being coerced into war with China over Taiwan by US strategists, Nury Vittachi writes in Pearls and Irritations this morning. ANU Professor of strategic studies, Hugh White, wrote in the Australian last week that there is a much greater advantage for Australia to live in a Chinese-dominated Asia than to join a US Continue Reading →
Geoff Ebbs /26 November, 2021
“We are human only in contact, and conviviality, with what is not human.” David Abram Leading voices of Australia’s First Peoples and North American cultural ecologist David Abram explore our place in the more-than-human world Mon 6th Dec • Wed 8th Dec • Fri 10th Dec 12.30-2.30pm AEDT (UTC+11)* on Zoom This series of three yarning Continue Reading →
Geoff Ebbs /10 November, 2021
Two official COP26 “Net Zero” programs were exposed as harbouring large elements of greenwash this week by New York based ‘YesMen” and UK-based Glasgow Calls Out Polluters (GCOP). The official “Race to Zero” and “Science based Targets” initiatives have been criticised by many academics and environmentalists including Greta Thunberg who tweeted that “net-zero targets [are] Continue Reading →
Geoff Ebbs /10 November, 2021
Three weeks after the federal Womens Safety Minister Anne Ruston announced a $5,000 Escaping Violence Payment (EVP) Program, domestic violence sector organisations are reporting that the program falls far short of the promise. It is administered through faith-based service providers who get the bulk of the money to provide services to the woman fleeing violence. Continue Reading →
Geoff Ebbs /4 November, 2021
A new form of aquaculture, designed for vertical farming, has been patented by an Australian company which uses rocks specifically formed to support a wide variety of microbes to supply nutrients to the food plants grown in the system. Newcastle woman, Lyndal Hugo is the inventor and owner of the company Orlarock. The system has Continue Reading →