Australia: Thousands rally against closure of indigenous communities

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Australia Brisbane rally 3 People rally in Brisbane on March 18, 2015, against the proposed closure of Aboriginal communities.

Russia Today, March 19, 2015

Hundreds have taken part in rallies in Western Australia, protesting the closure of remote indigenous communities in the state, according to local and social media.

More than a thousand protesters rallied in front of the Parliament House in the state capital, Perth, according to ABC News.

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‘Islamic State’ as a Western Phenomenon? Reimagining the IS Debate

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A picture on Twitter shows ISIS militants removing part of the soil barrier on the Iraq-Syria borders and moving through it as they consolidated the mini-state they carved out between the neighboring countries in recent years. (Photo: file)

No matter how one attempts to wrangle with the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) rise in Iraq and Syria, desperately seeking any political or other context that would validate the movement as an explainable historical circumstance, things refuse to add up.

Not only is IS to a degree an alien movement in the larger body politic of the Middle East, it also seems to be a partly western phenomenon, a hideous offspring resulting from western neocolonial adventures in the region, coupled with alienation and demonization of Muslim communities in western societies.

By “western phenomenon,” I refrain from suggesting that IS is largely a creation of western intelligence as many…

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Left handed heart ♥ (wo)mandala

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Left handed people have historically been persecuted against and opposed. To take action against this I’m drawing a left handed heart mandala.

A right handed person would start from the other side. In the Western world we are taught to start from the left which goes against what a left handed person would automatically do.

How can we work towards a more even world for left handed people?