Tag: United States

  • The Lara Jeffery Show: Just There It’s A Little Different

    The Lara Jeffery Show: Just There It’s A Little Different

    I couldn’t be called well-travelled. I was born in Australia. I moved from the country WA to the capital when I was three, and from the west coast to the east almost two years ago. I’ve visited every state and territory except the Northern Territory, because when one is from Perth one generally travels through…

  • Will Obama’s Support for Same-Sex Marriage Cost Him the Black Vote

    Will Obama’s Support for Same-Sex Marriage Cost Him the Black Vote

    Many Democratic Party activists remember Wednesday the 9th of May as the day President Barack Obama became the first US President to officially support same-sex marriage. For the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP), a self-described Democratic grass-roots organisation, however, it was the day Obama started taking black voters for granted and began pandering to the…

  • Virginia Republicans Probe Women’s Abortion Rights

    “If you’ve been listening to the Republican candidates in the primary you know that each and every one of them would criminalise abortion and outlaw quite a few forms of birth control. Whether or not women can determine when and whether to have children is the single biggest element in whether we’re healthy or not,…

  • Something Happened: Mittens the Nominee (but does it really mean anything?)

    Something Happened: Mittens the Nominee (but does it really mean anything?)

    In keeping with Catholic family planning tradition, Santorum has rigorously upheld the Rhythm method. He’s placed the thermometer of political support into the open and willing mouth of the American public and taken their temperature to see if they’re ovulating. On finding the temperature of the public to be not within the range of a…

  • If I Ruled the World: Edward J. Blakely

    Nation-states are new. Germany and Italy are only 19th century inventions cobbling together very resistant duchess into a single country with a flag and borders. Until nation state erupted all over the world there was few border guards or minefields and fences curtailing movement of people anywhere in the world. True, a few enterprising dukes…

  • Occupy Wall Street

    The stereotype may exist for some that Canada is merely a poor-man’s America, so when a Vancouver-based activist magazine raised the idea of protesting against corporate influence on democracy, not many took note.  Drawing inspiration from the Arab Spring movements of 2011, the anti-consumerist publication Adbusters called for a peaceful protest in Zuccotti Park, in…