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Quotes from President Trumps press conference

President Trump held a 90 minute conference with American media. Here are some takeaway quotes currently circulating across media channels.  "We have made incredible progress. I don't think there's ever been a president elected who in this short period of time has done what we've done."  Continue reading

Grassroots cooperative enterprises continue to support Syrian refugees

The Middle East is in flux; beset by civil war, displaced families and tragedy. So when a good news story from the region cuts through the bad, it is an occasion to be acknowledged. Continue reading

The March of the Demogogue

Taking a tour through the political landscape of the Global North, one can see the shadow of demagoguery on the march. I won’t use the faintly sycophantic word ‘populism’, but will stick instead with demagoguery, which better implies the skills of manipulation with which a demagogue is equipped.  Continue reading

Trump in Action

In his first week in office, President Donald Trump wasted no time in getting down to implementing the agenda he promised to deliver during the election. So if you’re standing around the barby with a cold stubby this weekend, and whether you agree with him or not, here are some ‘Trumpian’ shake-up pointers you can use. Let us know what you think.   Continue reading

Green Army Project in jeopardy

The Green Army is an Australian government initiative that provides a six-month training program for 17-24 years to train and work in the environment. Green Army projects include restoring native vegetation, heritage restoration, protecting animal habitats and regenerating wetlands in urban, rural and remote areas. Continue reading