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Existential crises and cute animals.

progressiveauspol:

This is heartbreaking footage. This Indigenous kid is being ripped from her mum, the kid pleading not be taken away and asking what she has done wrong. Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generation means jack shit if Indigenous families are still being ripped apart in 2014.

As Pilger noted in his Guardian article earlier this year, our Aboriginal population makes up 2.5% of the overall population but makes up 33% of children removed from homes. As of June last year 14,000 Indigenous kids had been removed. We spent an enormous $80 million on surveillance of our Indigenous communities but only $275,000 on supporting the same Indigenous communities. Just last week SBS reported that police turned up in riot gear in the middle of the night to take some Indigenous kids away from their parents. They not only handcuffed the parents at gunpoint but allegedly the grandfather and aunt next door.

It might be less explicit but this is the stolen generation again. Just as insidious and just as racist.

"But why should I go to see my primary care physician, when I can just come see you in the Urgent Care to refill my asthma medications?"
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Way Too Many Asthmatics don’t seem to understand that Asthma is not just “wheezing”, or that all Asthmatics should have regular checkups (yearly or less) with their doctors to make sure that their lung disease is being controlled properly and to have fresh refills of their medications.

[PRO-TIP: The medication in asthma inhalers, such as albuterol, tends to deteriorate over time; asthma inhalers should be replaced every 6-9 months, so that the next time you have an Asthma Attack, you don’t find yourself spraying misty water into your lungs!]

Sadly, the ratio of “Asthmatics who tend to use my urgent care as their PRIMARY care” to “Asthmatics who still smoke” is almost 1:1.

(via cranquis)


High Court decision helps refugees!

popthirdworld:

Big deal High Court refugee case this week! It did 2 good things!

1. It’s unlawful for our Government to force asylum seekers onto temporary visas to stop them applying for permanent ones! This is great because temporary visas are ass (you can’t start your life if you’re waiting for the…


Lost It To Trying - Son Lux


http://progressiveauspol.tumblr.com/post/97047328299/the-death-of-another-indigenous-man-in-custody

progressiveauspol:

The death of another Indigenous man in custody, Stanley Lord, highlights a judicial culture which disproportionately and unfairly imprisons our Indigenous population. As a point of comparison Stanley lord received 18 months jail for driving while disqualified. Jodhi Meares, a rich white…


mcflysongs:

Silence Is A Scary Sound (Live) | McFly (2006)

mcflysongs:

Umbrella (Cover) | McFly (2007)

pinupmotel:

julian casablancas + the voidz - human sadness

imjustbeingfriendly:

Worth a listen. Amazing band.

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