Daily Archives: December 9, 2015

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Film Review: Beasts of No Nation

Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga Written by: Cary Joji Fukunaga Starring: Abraham Attah and Ibris Elba Beasts of No Nation tackles a subject that is rarely touched upon in mainstream cinema. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga has been outspoken about the difficulty of getting the film funded. The film has since been purchased by Netflix, giving…

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Film Review: Syriana

Directed by: Stephen Gaghan Written by: Stephen Gaghan Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffery Wright, Chris Cooper, Will Hurt, Mazhar Munir, Tim Blake Nelson, Amanda Peet, Christopher Plummer, Mark Strong, Alexander Siddig, Akbar Kurtha and Viola Davis Stephen Gaghan’s Syriana is an international political thriller. The globetrotting narrative is reminiscent of his previous screenplay Traffic…

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JC Epong

  JC Epong is a Chicago-based photographer whose work captures the essence of humanity. He reminds us of diversity and struggle through his unique eye for individuality. To fully appreciate the significance of his photographs, you must visit his Instagram (@undocumentarian) and/or Facebook site to read the anecdotes he couples with each shot. Alternatively, visit his website. “JC Epong is…

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Our Hero, Article 487

A proposal that seeks to narrow down who can challenge development plans will adversely impact the environment. When Abbott was removed as Prime Minster, Australians discontented with his policies may have unduly celebrated. However, many of the key issues remain on the same path with Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull in power. The same sex marriage…

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The future of powering our planet

  As a youngster, I played the city micromanagement game at school, called SimCity 2000. In the game, you are responsible for building a city and constructing all of the facilities that its citizens need, such as fire stations, police stations, road and rail, hospitals, residential, commercial, and industrial zones, and, to top it off,…

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Niagara Falls froze over

s soon as something weird in the weather happens these days, there’s always that one person who says “yeah but the same thing happened…” insert date. Well, yeah, it may have happened before but it seems these erratic weather occurrences are happening more and more often. Climate change? Nah Well earlier this year, Niagara Falls…

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Universal Basic Income… Finland’s doing it

Universal Basic Income is a concept being pushed by many people and organisations, particularly those working on the ground, or ‘grass-roots’ level, touting it as a band-aid to many of the problems they are working so hard to relieve. UBI was conceived with the understanding that our economic system explicitly denies sustenance to those who…

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Karma Kegs

he idea of a “karma keg” is a relatively new phenomenon sweeping across Australian pubs and bars. We have a pretty solid drinking culture here in Oz, so why not help others whilst enjoying a schooey? The basic idea is that the venue allows the customers to “pay what they want” for a beer until…

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DEBATE

AFFIRMATIVE: Charlotte Hughes   In light of the recent COP21 talks and Paris agreement, I think we can all agree that sustainable development is on the right track. The key elements of the agreement include, but are not limited to: • To peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible and achieve a balance between sources and sinks of…

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Australia the racist country.

The death of Miss Dhu at the South Headland police station in August of last year highlights the significant racism still entrenched in Australian society. Ms Dhu suffered cardiac arrest due to pneumonia, septicaemia and complications from a previous rib fracture. Her imprisonment was in relation to unpaid fines amounting $3600. Miss Dhu was hospitalised…

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