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Flickr isn’t being my friend…. and other excuses as to why I’m so behind in posting

So, the Flickr app that is supposed to auto upload for me isn’t doign that and isn’t even uploading on demand, and so I’m left trying to be bothered to plug my phone into the computer to get the photos off it from the past two weeks. Things like this that came from Instagram: $110/bottle?…

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A thousand lashes for Raif Badawi, while the West stays silent on Saudi human rights (Republished from TheConversation)

By Madawi al-Rasheed, London School of Economics and Political Science Raif Badawi, a Saudi blogger and the founder of an online liberal debating forum has become the most recent victim of the unjust Saudi justice system and the contradictions, one might say hypocrisy, of the Saudi monarchy. In May 2014 Badawi was sentenced to ten…

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Heartbreaking LiveTweets from the Human Rights Inquiry into immigration detention… #HRInquiry

Full report from #HRinquiry here: Asylum-seeker children: self-harm 'shockingly high', national inquiry hears — Michael Safi (@safimichael) July 2, 2014 [View the story ” ” on Storify] Sharing because it is an awful read. And that means it needs to be shared far and wide.

Eliminate the ‘gay panic’ defence for Murder in Queensland|Start an Online Petition “Yeah, I killed him, but he did worse to me.” These are the words of a man who reacted to some “gentle touching” from a gay man by ramming his victim’s head against a wall until he was unrecognisable, and then stabbing him to death [1]. This infamous 1997 case enshrined…

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Annie’s Last Paper Not Coming Out

From Live Toad Annie’s Last Paper Not Coming Out In a bizarre replay of Annie’s Coming Out (1980) the Department of Human Services is preventing Anne McDonald‘s oldest friend, Leonie McFarlane, from delivering a presentation in her memory. Leonie’s case is to be taken to the Supreme Court today by Ron Meldrum, QC. Anne McDonald…

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