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Andrea T Edwards

#125 Weekend reads – why we must support the Iranian protests

An article was published this week titled: Iranian forces shooting at faces and genitals of female protesters, medics say. When I read it, I felt deep disgust at the perpetrators of this terrible violence, ruining women in the most awful way possible. Barbaric! The women are either dying, permanently maimed, or they will be unable …

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Weekend Reads

#124 Weekend reads – it looks like Australia is stuffed!

A few years ago, my friend Joe Augustin, asked if I had plans to move back to Australia one day, and I said, for my boy’s future, Australia does not look like a great option. Well apparently, I was right – the escalation is here and it’s alarming. Sorry fellow Aussies, but we must face …

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Andrea T Edwards

#123 Weekend reads – human rights are non-negotiable, right?

The World Cup is here and the only person in our home interested is my 14-year-old son, Jax. Good on him. There are various stories swirling around the Cup this year, and of course, the one getting the most attention (apart from the upsets) is the European teams being banned by FIFA from wearing ‘One …

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#122 Weekend reads – want to see what global calamity looks like?

Then watch Ancient Apocalypse on Netflix, although I strongly urge you to put on your critical thinking hat when you do. This is a very interesting and controversial documentary, but as it discusses an Ice Age event, which ended about 12,000 years ago, it’s really fascinating. The journalist Graham Hancock, lays out evidence showing there …

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Consumption

Discounts yay, annual sales yay, shop, consume… the disconnect is jarring

For years I’ve been sharing that we should NOT be celebrating the successes of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Singles Day, or whatever other mega sale is on the calendar. We are in overshoot and taking far more than what earth can provide, and this year World Overshoot Day fell on July 28th. That means anything we consume beyond July 28th …

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Knowledge economy

#121 Weekend reads – Zombie Fires? I think I need a drink

The news is SO intense right now. The whole Musk/Twitter fiasco, Ukraine and Russia, the US midterms that could make the US pretty much useless for the next two years, Netanyahu back in power maybe, North Korea setting off missiles, Brazil protests, UK politics and its economy, and so MUCH more. Then on the climate …

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