Sunday 26th of January 2020

Gus Leonisky's blog

selling the farm to big pharma...

farm   Last week (November 27th), at a press conference, Jeremy Corbyn unveiled dozens of leaked documents. Documents showing that Boris Johnson – and the Tories in general – are lying when they say there are no plans to open up the NHS to US trade.

apologies for the silly season...

taylor is a waste of space   Welcome along to Independent Australia’s annual Christmas Party, here at the Rose of Australia Hotel in Sydney. 

going backwards into the black hole...

no-one's buying   Every month there is more evidence that Australia’s local economy is deteriorating — this month it's wage rises, as Alan Austin reports.

the smoke is getting worse....

smoke...   Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore has announced that an extreme weather plan has been activated for the city’s rough sleepers.

finally...

electric bus

Following a staggering blowout to $2.9 billion and close to a year of delays, Sydney’s new light rail is finally here.

seriously serious...

seriously  In the aftermath of these disasters, politicians often talk about how you can’t put one event down to climate change. But the fires that are still burning across NSW and Queensland have brought this link into sharp focus.

backdoor algorithms, restrictions and allegations of delaying tactics to skew the competition and drive up profits...

gambling

On a hot Saturday afternoon in Darwin, James Poppleton is mopping the sweat from his brow. 

It hasn't rained for 160 days.

a minister that invents facts and figures...

angus is a liar...

Naomi Wolf has reignited her row with Australia’s energy minister, Angus Taylor, publishing a recording of a heated phone call with his office.

french malcontents...

strike in France...

France is enduring severe disruption as millions of workers threaten to strike in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions.

at the gallery of commonality, multiplicity and solidarity...

gallery A   I don’t need the Turner Prize to remind me to make my bed… As the Turner Prize claims relevancy in this modern world, it simply means the modern world is either crooked, pissy or it stinks or both. And to tell the Gus-truth, does the art in Turner Prize represent anything else but the frustrations of annoying deluded artists trying to push old crap forward in squared-wheel new wheelbarrows? Is Gus blind? 

the scumdungonians's "there is not a secret deal" means "there is a secret deal"...

lambie takes australia to the slaughter...

Labor and the Greens have accused crossbench senator Jacqui Lambie and the Government of having struck a secret deal to end the medevac laws that allow refugees to come to Australia for medical treatment.

brilliantly cartooning with a russophobic slanted quill... while the irony is hot...

biden's bidet   An award-winning American political cartoonist has made a habit of deploying bigoted tropes as a political weapon against Russians.

the undemocratic deep state of america...

deep state  What American constitutional government most urgently needs at present is for our Madisonian institutions—the presidency, the Congress, and the courts—to wrest back control of national security policy from an unelected and increasingly rogue national security establishment. 

definitely unacceptable...

piss  Australia's foreign minister Marise Payne said on Monday said the treatment of an Australian writer detained in China was "unacceptable", and called for more details on his case in a move likely to increase tensions with the government in Beijing.

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