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A clinical psychiatrist reveals how Indian women in Australia experience family violence – and how to combat it

Tue, 5 Jul 2022 06:29:43 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/a-clinical-psychiatrist-reveals-how-indian-women-in-australia-experience-family-violence-and-how-to-combat-it-184468>

"Review: Daughters of Durga: Dowries, Gender Violence and Family in
Australia
 by Manjula Datta O’Connor (MUP)

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Ruth Ozeki: Author and Buddhist priest wins Women's Prize for Fiction

Tue, 5 Jul 2022 06:27:26 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-61808113

"US-Canadian author, film-maker and Zen Buddhist priest Ruth Ozeki has won this
year's Women's Prize for Fiction.

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Reflections from Dr. Pepperberg

Tue, 5 Jul 2022 06:26:34 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://alexfoundation.org/45th-anniversary-of-the-lab-reflections/

"June 15th marked a very special day this year…the 45th anniversary of the
start of my work with Alex! The world of avian behavior was very different
then: No one believed that birds were intelligent, particularly given their

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Bunnings, Kmart and The Good Guys say they use facial recognition for ‘loss prevention’. An expert explains what it might mean for you

Tue, 5 Jul 2022 06:25:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/bunnings-kmart-and-the-good-guys-say-they-use-facial-recognition-for-loss-prevention-an-expert-explains-what-it-might-mean-for-you-185126>

"Once the purview of law enforcement and intelligence agencies, facial
recognition is now being used to identify consumers in Australian stores.

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These Farms Are Living a Double Life

Tue, 5 Jul 2022 06:24:40 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://reasonstobecheerful.world/farmers-combine-farming-with-innovative-solar-technology/>

"The organic farm community of Heggelbach in the rural alpine upland of
Germany’s Baden-Wuerttemberg state is like something out of a fairy tale. Hens
cluck in front of the quaint yellow farmhouse, majestic Braunvieh cattle graze

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Extra Sex Chromosomes in Men Seem to Be Much More Common Than We Realized

Mon, 4 Jul 2022 18:20:31 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://www.sciencealert.com/a-surprising-number-of-men-in-the-uk-found-to-be-carrying-an-extra-y-chromosome>

"As many as one in 500 men may carry an extra sex chromosome – either an X or a
Y – but very few of them likely know about it, a new study suggests.

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Robert's Thoughts on Petro-States, Dirty Governments & Superyacht owning Tossers!

Mon, 4 Jul 2022 18:19:27 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H-Y6hS8bXA

"We don't usually do opinion pieces on Fully Charged, but given the
exceptional times we're living in, now seemed a good time.

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ACT releases Australian-first draft law to protect intersex children from irreversible medical harm

Mon, 4 Jul 2022 18:18:38 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/act-releases-australian-first-draft-law-to-protect-intersex-children-from-irreversible-medical-harm-184566>

"The Australian Capital Territory government has released a consultation draft
law to protect the rights of intersex people.

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‘I couldn’t see a future’: what ex-automotive workers told us about job loss, shutdowns, and communities on the edge

Mon, 4 Jul 2022 18:17:54 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/i-couldnt-see-a-future-what-ex-automotive-workers-told-us-about-job-loss-shutdowns-and-communities-on-the-edge-180884>

"Economies are forever changing and the loss of some industries or businesses
is part of that transformation. But change often comes at great cost for
workers, many of whom are already vulnerable.

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Adventure Capitalism

Mon, 4 Jul 2022 18:17:02 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
https://doctorow.medium.com/adventure-capitalism-c2dc07c37479

"The 17th century philosopher John Locke is a key grifter thinkfluencer, and
his “labor theory of property” is key to understanding the libertarian
mind-palace.

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