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A Brief History of Shoe Protest
Last night during ABC TV’s Q and A programme saw former Prime Minister John Howard dodging not just questions but also the odd bit of footwear.
A member of the audience stood up excusing himself by saying “Sorry, Tony, take it as a comment” before lobbing two shoes at Howard. The protester told Howard “That is for the Iraqi dead” linking his protest with…
Lunchbox / Soapbox
Nicholas Smith on China’s Choral Tragedy: 50 Years of Arrested Development
New Yorker unafraid of gay marriage
The New Yorker is speaking up about gay marriage after the back and forth appeals in California about Proposition 8, the state’s referendum on same-sex marriage.
In the small window between the decision to allow gay marriage on 4th of August and a federal judge Vaugh Walker’s ruling that it was unconstitutional, several same-sex couples tied the knot. Others are looking to civil unions…
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