The Retreat from Obligation
Tony Abbott: Australia’s new PM. A ruthless corporate henchman and political thug, like the rest. Time may come when the mere label of “corporate politician” should kill the career of any of these creatures. That time is long overdue. Wake up, people!
by BINOY KAMPMARK
The climate change saboteurs are mucking in with their bits of devastating advice. Australia, as it promised to do with its new conservative government, has taken the lead against carbon pricing as a mechanism of curbing pollution. Its newly elected Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, is a minted climate change denialist. Even as continents burn, and typhoons rage, expediency is too sacred a calf to sacrifice. In the Australian context, mining corporations touch the status of the divine.
Australia has other cheer leaders to add to its pro-mining, anti-climate change squad. Last week, the Canadian government released a formal statement via Paul Calandra, parliamentary secretary to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, celebrating the Australian stance. Continue reading »