The religious left

Originally published in FUSE, May 2010 “Judge not, that you be not judged” When looking at this statement, which comes from the extremely important collection of Jesus’ sayings, the Sermon on the Mount, it is hard to believe the root Christianity, as well as other religions, have been taken on by so many. Whether it […]

Opposing CPRS is right

Originally published in FUSE, March 2011 In 2009, the Australian Government introduced its Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) to parliament. On the same day, Kevin Rudd spent his afternoon in Queensland, turning the first sod on a rail and port expansion that will treble the states’ coal exports. In doing so, he provided the greatest […]

It’s time to reconsider our political alliances

Originally published in FUSE, January 2010 In November, the ACT Legislative Assembly passed Greens legislation providing legal ceremonies for same-sex couples entering a civil union. Two weeks later, the federal ALP decided that unless changes were made, they would veto the law. Apparently, ‘legally binding ceremonies’ made them uncomfortable. As Kevin Rudd made this decision, one […]

New oppressive law in Uganda

Originally published in FUSE, December 2009 On the 14th of October the Uganda Parliament introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2009. Building on previous legislation that enforces up to life imprisonment for ‘homosexual acts’ this bill follows years of increased pressure and oppression against the queer community in Uganda. The new law attacks queers in two areas. […]

Lithuania’s moral fabrication

Lithuania’s parliament has recently passed a new law aimed at censoring information available for children. The legislation, called the ‘Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information’ identifies nineteen separate fields of information that are to be censored in order to protect the “mental well-being” and “intellectual or moral development” […]