#561

cars posted:

it's one guy with a sticker


they seem a bit more organised than that(with endorsements from our premier nazi intellectual kerry bolton even) but yeah i don't get the impression it's very many people. always a bit hard to tell though

#562

"In April the former prime minister Tony Abbott – also a member of the Ramsay Centre board – published an article in the conservative publication Quadrant stating that the Ramsay Centre was “not merely about western civilisation but in favour of it”.

In the article Abbott criticised contemporary university education, writing that “every element of the curriculum … pervaded by Asian, Indigenous and sustainability perspectives”.

“Almost entirely absent from the contemporary educational mindset was any sense that cultures might not all be equal and that truth might not be entirely relative,” he wrote"

#563

Gibbonstrength posted:

Without doxxing myself I am very close to this - there have already been death threats and the vice chancellor has called in extra security to protect his office today (gutless).


i used to know a professor there (might still be there for all i know but havent been in touch for a long time). i imagine it's pretty awful to be working under a regime with such low regard for academic standards. please keep us updated

#564

lo posted:

cars posted:

it's one guy with a sticker

they seem a bit more organised than that(with endorsements from our premier nazi intellectual kerry bolton even) but yeah i don't get the impression it's very many people. always a bit hard to tell though



it’s one guy with a sticker

#565

Gibbonstrength posted:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/dec/17/ramsay-centre-finds-home-for-western-civilisation-degree-in-wollongongTony Abbott and John Howard designed a "Bachelor of ""Western Civilization""" and both ANU and USyd rejected their offer of $50 million to run the degree. Shopping around for a sucker they found the University of Wollongong, who negotiated in secret (to avoid the backlash USyd suffered during negotiations), and accepted the terms hook line and sinker. UoW has already confirmed that the Ramsay Centre (the funding body, with two of our most reactionary former prime ministers on the board) will be vetting the curriculum and also have goons sitting in on classes to ensure everything is going to plan. If it goes ahead, a right wing group of politicians ad businessmen will be able to control university curricula and hiring choices to promote "Western culture".

Without doxxing myself I am very close to this - there have already been death threats and the vice chancellor has called in extra security to protect his office today (gutless). Despite announcning this at the most cowardly possible moment (after classes and exams have ended, and right before Christmas) there looks to be an enormous shitstorm brewing.



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#566
a blast from the past
#567
good to see the praxis of the 'stabbing intifada' are not limited to the levantine theatre of anti-imperialist resistance

Teen arrested after two men allegedly stabbed at Church of Scientology headquarters
#568
there are counter-protests against fascist agitators and the coppers are showing their allegiance to the degenerate thugs



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#570
I have nothing to say about the current debate over a bill to allow Nauru and Manus detainees to come to Straya for medical treatment except that this country is going to burn in hell. Instead heres something completely different
#571
I will say this re:the Medevac bill. Its bringing out the best in Strayan culture as always.
#572
The bill passed, thankfully. Unclear at this stage how much Labor watered it down to make it palatable for the spooks n thugs crowd, but it's still a clear, if faltering, step in the direction of humanity. Small-l liberal politics wonks are very excited about this being a substantive defeat for a sitting government in the house, the likes of which hasn't happened in 90 years. I am more excited that some sick people are going to get decent medical treatment.
#573
The term "kafkaesque" gets thrown around a lot when talking about miscarriages of justice, but few cases fit the description better than this, in which the highest strayan court not only affirms the constitutionality of indefinite detention without charge (9 years and counting) but bills the detainee for the cost of the legal challenge. https://www.sbs.com.au/news/stateless-man-s-challenge-to-indefinite-detention-in-australia-rejected-by-high-court