Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A good website , I suppose, is a nation talking to itself

Think less about the specific word choice and more about the underlying truth. . .

Like Blogging, Journalism, will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it
~Horace Greeley modified 

Discovered: Matthias Cormann's billion-dollar black hole - Michael West

Corporatocracy (/ˌkɔːrpərəˈtɒkrəsi/, from 'corporate' and Greek: -κρατία, translit. -kratía, lit. 'domination by', short form corpocracy, is a recent term used to refer to an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate interests.

Australia's march towards corporatocracy - The Conversation

Event held tonight at the University of Sydney:

One day every three years, citizens get to vote. The rest of the time, their democratic rights are usurped by the power of corporations with their lobbyists and political donations. What might Australia be like in 30 years time if governments fail to address the threat to democracy from "Dark Money"?

Michael West is an investigative journalist whose work is focused on the Australian financial, business and government sectors, and adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, School of Social and Political Sciences. 

: Christine Milne

Time: 6.00-7.30pm

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018

Venue: Old Geology Lecture Theatre, Science Road, the University of Sydney

The Rise of the Corporatocracy | The European Financial Review ...

*Breaking the 'bonking ban' could see ministers go before federal ICAC

Proposed laws show how a National Integrity Commission would work and who the watchdog would target.

Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh has announced that Labor, if elected, would set up a new office of the evaluator general, based within Treasury, that would work with other departments including the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to ensure taxpayer money was being spent as it should — and yielding results

kyoto manifesto hill from
Editors: Yamash'ta, Stomu, Yagi, Tadashi, Hill, Stephen (Eds.) ... The Kyoto Manifesto was built, layer by layer, over a period of 4 years

(Via Stephen Hill and John Hatton AO)

Fellow Citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis:
It has been almost three weeks since it became public knowledge that an Iranian national, Mr. Alizera Moghadam, attempted to enter Canada using a diplomatic passport of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Despite Team Unity’s public demands on the illegitimate Denzil Douglas administration to address the matter in an expeditious manner, in the public interest, it took an inordinately long time for a response, which though late, provided little in terms of clarity and honesty.

Bankrupt Sears wants to give executives $19 million in bonuses CNN

Pope decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all AP

The dark side of Germany’s online shopping boom Handelsblatt

Jay Rosen and his new West like Network