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Why Confederate Lies Live On

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 05:50:18 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/06/confederate-lost-cause-myth/618711/>

"In his new book HOW THE WORD IS PASSED, Clint Smith III examines how America’s
history of slavery is reckoned with — or not — in different corners of the
country. In this excerpt, he visits a Virginia cemetery where Confederate

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Hidden women of history: Eliza Hamilton Dunlop — the Irish Australian poet who shone a light on colonial violence

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 05:48:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-history-eliza-hamilton-dunlop-the-irish-australian-poet-who-shone-a-light-on-colonial-violence-161592>

"When The Aboriginal Mother was published as sheet music in 1842, set to
music by the composer Isaac Nathan, he declared “it ought to be on the
pianoforte of every lady in the colony”.

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There’s a lot we don’t know about the UK trade agreement we are about to sign

Mon, 21 Jun 2021 05:47:42 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/theres-a-lot-we-dont-know-about-the-uk-trade-agreement-we-are-about-to-sign-162841>

"We’re being told about the new Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement,
but not a lot about most of what’s in it.

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My '70s TV!

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 06:45:26 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.my70stv.com/

Via Esther Schindler, who wrote "Take a groovy trip to the far out 1970’s with
this nostalgic television simulator"

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Peatlands worldwide are drying out, threatening to release 860 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 06:44:04 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/peatlands-worldwide-are-drying-out-threatening-to-release-860-million-tonnes-of-carbon-dioxide-every-year-162438>

"Peatlands, such as fens, bogs, marshes and swamps, cover just 3% of the
Earth’s total land surface, yet store over one-third of the planet’s soil
carbon. That’s more than the carbon stored in all other vegetation combined,

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Climate change: what G7 leaders could have said – but didn’t

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 06:43:01 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://theconversation.com/climate-change-what-g7-leaders-could-have-said-but-didnt-162703>

"The four-day G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration
from anyone worried about climate change. Most of the pledges that emerged were
relatively old news, with the UK repeating its promise of £500 million for

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The Pulpit of Fear: How Religious Leaders Inflame Violence in America

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 06:42:03 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://www.tikkun.org/the-pulpit-of-fear/

"Millions of Christians across America attend church every Sunday morning. For
the most part, they hear sermons about Jesus’s two thousand-year-old message of
love, kindness, charity, forgiveness, mercy, and non-violence. They hear how

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Chinese Government Now Using National Security Law To Censor Art Being Displayed In Hong Kong

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 06:12:52 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20210613/14034646983/chinese-government-now-using-national-security-law-to-censor-art-being-displayed-hong-kong.shtml>

"Hong Kong's new "national security" law -- thrust on it by the Chinese
government that's supposed to stay out of Hong Kong's governmental business
until 2047 -- continues to increase the amount of censorship in the supposedly

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Cartoonathons: stimulating dialogue

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 06:12:11 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
<https://www.climatecentre.org/priority_areas/innovation/innovation_tools/humour-2/>

"Humour keeps us honest. It strips away illusions that support the status quo.
It helps bridge the gap between what is and what could be.

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3 exciting ways to cut shipping’s ridiculously big carbon footprint

Sat, 19 Jun 2021 06:11:13 +1000

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

Andrew Pam
https://thenextweb.com/news/ways-to-cut-shipping-emissions

"Ships carry more than 80% of world trade, and they rely heavily on some of the
least environmentally friendly transportation fuels available.

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