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-by Robert Weissman
May 24, 2007

Marketers can't seem to stop thinking about the spectacular marketing opportunity afforded by schools.

It's easy to imagine the conversation in the business meeting room: Kids are bored in school -- we can grab their attention with ads! Compulsory schooling creates a captive audience for us -- if we can just get in the door! Schools are perfectly age-segmented -- just what we need!

Climate showdown - Bush vs planet

Submitted by avaaz on Tue, 29/05/2007 - 15:02

In just days, the leaders of the thirteen most powerful, most polluting countries on earth are meeting in Germany for the G8+5 summit. Climate change is at the top of the agenda--partly because so many of us fought to get it there. But at the last minute, the US government is flatly refusing any serious action against global warming.

A farmers organisation in Paraguay has asked for urgent international help to try and prevent the eviction of and possible violence against a group of young landless farmers in Pariri Province, and to protest against charges brought against the leader of their organisation, MAP for trying to peacefully support farmers whose lands are being taken over by large soya plantations.

Let The Arabs Win For Israel

Submitted by Barry Chamish on Thu, 24/05/2007 - 23:48

- by Barry Chamish

A 32 year old woman dies in Sderot from a Hamas missile in Gaza. Israel launches a brief helicopter attack and then nothing. Meanwhile, 78% of the public wants of a ground attack to snuff out he rockets. The government forgets to announce, "Why should we? We've got the Arabs in civil wars in Gaza and Lebanon now. They'll do the dirty work for us."

The 2007 Middle East War has erupted into half-blossom and this time, our soldiers aren't at far.

22 Million People Quit Chinese Communist Party

Submitted by Free China Asso... on Wed, 23/05/2007 - 12:42

PUBLIC RALLY: Supporting 22 million withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
11am, Thursday 24th May, 2007
Location: Federation Mall, Parliament House, Canberra

Concerns about the US/Australian"Military Games"

Submitted by anne goddard on Wed, 23/05/2007 - 11:43

Open Letter to the Australian Minister for Defence: Dear Dr Nelson

I write to you today to express my deep concerns about the US/Australian "Military Games".

Of course, I understand that our Aussie troops need to undergo adequate and thorough training to equip them with the skills needed to defend our country against any form of aggressive invasion. Of course, our troops need training before being placed in harms way.

However, I do not agree that my taxes and the taxes of other Australians should be "splashed about" to further advance the US's military build up in the Pacific.

A forum and website about child protection services

Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 23/05/2007 - 05:45

Hi, I have created a website at

Its been created on an American server to ensure freedom of speech and lack of potential interference from Australian laws.

Its a website created to voice opinions about that child protection agency in South Australia but it also has an area for DOCS.

It has a forum. I have also created the DOCS section. It seems that, unfortunately, that many of these services between states are quite simular.

It is only forty years ago that Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders gained citizenship in their own country.

Sunday 27 May 2007 marks the 40th anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining milestone in our nation’s history.

The events leading up to and following this historical referendum are illuminated in a new exhibition, Old Ways, New Ways: the Human Story at Queensland Museum South Bank opening Friday 25 May 2007.

Anti Spam Measures

Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 21/05/2007 - 11:43

A new anti spam measure on this web site will make life much easier for administrators and moderators.

By installing the Captcha module we expect that 99% of spam will not even reach the moderation queues any longer.

Captcha works by adding an intelligent question to the submission form. It is anticipate that spam bots will not be able to answer the question correctly.

We shall report in a week or so to report on the results achieved.

CorpWatch and its partners today released an alternative annual report on Halliburton titled: "Goodbye Houston" The new report was prepared in association with Halliburton Watch and the Oil & Gas Accountability Project.



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