Author: jim-azam-nicholls

Our perceptions of the value of elections

Australian “democracy” presents a choice, between two dominant parties. Votes for smaller parties are eliminated. Both major parties are interlocked in that their existence depends on the persistence of the dichotomy between capital and labour. The system prioritises the sanctity of the existing power relations; it will be defended so long as both sides share the rewards of office. “Democracy” is an illusion disguising the revolving door of two co-dependent entities. Ironically, the Australian model is the bench-mark against which countries like Saudi Arabia are criticised. Coincidental to the Khashoggi Affair, there is a growing international movement to force...

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Taken: Support for hostages

An Islamic Inspired Collaboration to Facilitate the Freedom of People taken Hostage because of their Nationality, Race or Beliefs. While all Muslims cannot be obliged to apologise for acts of terror committed in the name of Islam, Muslims can be supported in taking steps to address actions impacting the good reputation of Islam.  One subset of terror correlating to the Islamic world is hostage-taking. According to the US State Department, hostage-taking accounted for 12,189 recorded acts of terror in 2015 exceeding all other types of terror.  The majority of those taken hostage are Muslim. While it is not always...

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