SOCIALISM REJECTED

Bolivian socialism gets a thumbs-down from actual workers: The Bolivian government says its deputy interior minister has been kidnapped and killed by striking miners. Lack of personal autonomy seems to be the problem: Protesters have been demanding more mining concessions, the right to work for private companies, and greater union representation. The dumb-assed miners obviously can’t […]

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MOTORWAY STICKUP

Don’t drive in the north of France at night and if you must, don’t stop: A group of migrants hoping to reach the UK ambushed a truck driver in Calais in an attempt to use the vehicle to cross the border… Nothing new: [The truck driver] said this kind of blockade was commonplace on the journey, […]

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FREO FIREWORKS FIZZER

Reliably sensible Warren Mundine, Chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, doesn’t support Fremantle council’s decision to cancel Australia Day fireworks because they’re “culturally insensitive” to indigenous Australians: “As people know, I’m on the public record as saying I’d like to see another day celebrated [for Australia Day] but as all Australians, we do need to […]

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ROBO-BABY FAIL

A long-running program in WA schools provides teenage girls with robotised dolls to care for, the aim being to show the girls the disruption a baby would cause in their lives thus discouraging early pregnancy.

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BAD BETTOR

More info on a Swedish pitch invader: A 17-year-old boy who stormed the pitch and attacked a goalkeeper in Sweden’s top division earlier this month has claimed he had placed a large bet on the result. A teenager with thousands to spare for betting? The 17-year-old suspect has close family ties to the notorious Södertälje mafia, according to […]

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