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I recently finished Janette-Susan Bailey’s Dust Bowl: Depression America to World War Two Australia, which is a very interesting look at how intellectual and cultural responses to the Dust Bowl transferred to Australia a few years later as it dealt with many of the same challenges as the U.S. A lot of it is in […]
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Controversy is stirring after the wildly successful Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi publicly described his home country of New Zealand as “racist as f**k”. [email protected] host @DuncanGarnerNZ‘s reaction to director @TaikaWaititi calling New Zealand ‘racist as f**k’ https://t.co/tWKNb0nyYu pic.twitter.com/H7QG1fCTuI — Newshub (@NewshubNZ) April 9, 2018 What Duncan was really trying to say: “He’s the hero […]
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The Most Dangerous Workplace

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On October 27, 2015
The most dangerous workplaces is the family farm, which is why we need a lot more attention paid to working conditions there. This is an outstanding discussion of this easily solvable problem. Richard Rosetter stood inside his 28-foot grain bin and smashed a shovel into the thick layer of ice that covered his corn. He […]
This is lovely. The Australian government wants to outlaw the secondary boycott–for everyone. This means that any group calling for a boycott of a company for involvement with an independent contractor engaging in poor labor practices or many other similar situations would be breaking the law: Even as activists like Akter continue to push for […]

Climate Change

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On January 9, 2013

Yeah, I’m sure the United States having its hottest recorded year in history in 2012 by a full degree and Australia’s Bureau of Meterology having to come up with new colors for its tempera

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