A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 7:54AM UTC A climate of denial: Do coal barons own Australia?

Despite the nearly universal shift towards neoliberalism in Western countries and specifically the Anglosphere (The US, British Isles, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.), there are still important differences between political parties. Yes, the “center-left” and “center-right” parties in all these countries are fixated on economic growth and place it above

Ukrainians recover belongings of MH17 victims

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 10:15AM UTC A piece of a plane with the sign "Malaysia Airlines" lies in the grass as a group of Ukrainian coal miners search the site of a crashed Malaysian passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine. Pic: AP.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government says Ukrainian searchers have recovered belongings including passports, luggage, jewelry and children’s toys from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Great Barrier Reef: Australia chooses development over conservation

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 11:30AM UTC NASA pic of Great Barrier Reef

Over the past year or so Australian government has taken measures that endanger the survival of the country’s greatest natural wonder and world’s largest coral reef system. In December 2013, Environment Minister Greg Hunt approved a dredging project to expand ports for coal shipment through the Great Barrier Reef. Plans

Report: Surrogate baby rejected in India because of gender

By Thu, Oct 09, 2014 12:26PM UTC

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A judge says that an Australian couple rejected their biological child born to an Indian surrogate mother because of the baby’s gender. But they took home its twin sibling. News of the case that dates back to 2012 follows a recent furor over an Australian couple

Underwater search for Malaysian airliner resumes

By Mon, Oct 06, 2014 10:24AM UTC Pic: AP.

SYDNEY (AP) — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has resumed in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean, more than six months after the jet disappeared.

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