US arms suppliers overrule courts in Australia "Late last year a United States law framed in the name of world peace quietly reached its long arm into a small Melbourne tribunal, persuading it to let a large armaments manufacturer override Australian human rights legislation."
Nothing but a dream "As Australians become fatter, more unequal, less protected at work and less able to use the institutions of the state to climb out of poverty and disadvantage, the right clings to its theoretical understanding of ‘freedom’ as socialists once clung to the beautiful coherence of communism."
RoboCorp "Get ready for companies that run themselves. But will the autonomous economy set us all free, or just make the rich richer?"
Rape on the campus "The US Department of Education currently has eighty-four US schools under investigation for mishandling cases of sexual assault." (Zoë Heller)
Black country "It's the day before the 227th anniversary of the British invasion. ‘In early years we were put down / Cast aside as vermin,’ the two men sing, ‘Women, men and kids shot down / Then paid by Bible sermon’." (Anwen Crawford)
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